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Student at Piccowaxen Middle School in possession of vapes and cannabis

On May 22, a school administrator at Piccowaxen Middle School reported to the school resource officer that a student was in possession of three vaping devices and a bag of cannabis. The SRO recovered the items, and the student was charged on a civil citation with possession of cannabis. The student also faces school disciplinary consequences. Cpl. Caballero is investigating. [...]

2024-05-22T16:47:47-04:00May 22, 2024|Press Releases|

Sgt. Phil Norris Honored as the 2023 Charles County Detention Center Correctional Officer of the Year

Charles County, MD…Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry and Director Ryan Ross of the Charles County Detention Center are pleased to announce that Sgt. Phil Norris ID#2610 was named the recipient of the 2023 Charles County Detention Center Correctional Officer of the Year award. Throughout his 12-year career, Sgt. Norris has demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment to his duties, going [...]

2024-05-22T15:58:47-04:00May 22, 2024|Press Releases|

Two Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Graduate from Northwestern University Program

Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the graduation of Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Lieutenant Charles “Chuck” Gass, Jr. and Lieutenant Kevin Conley (CCDC) from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command on May 17. The School of Police Staff and Command is an intensive leadership and management education program that helps prepare experienced [...]

2024-05-22T14:26:18-04:00May 22, 2024|Press Releases|

Help needed locating missing juvenile who may be adult boyfriend

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating Patricia Castro, 15, of Waldorf who was last seen on March 28 in the 4100 block of Bluebird Drive in Waldorf. Family members believe she left on her own with her boyfriend, Jose Leon-Gutierrez who is approximately 19 years old. Castro is 5’0” and weighs about 160 lbs. Detectives [...]

2024-05-22T11:12:00-04:00May 22, 2024|Press Releases|

Charles County Crime Solvers offering cash reward in reckless endangerment case

On May 18 at 8:50 p.m., officers responded to the 3400 block of Highgrove Drive in White Plains for the report of gunshots. When officers arrived, they did not locate anyone with gunshot wounds; however, it was discovered several shots were fired and one of the rounds struck a house with adults and young children inside. Further, the shooting may [...]

2024-05-21T15:34:07-04:00May 21, 2024|Press Releases|

Student Day Campers Wanted for Just Say No Camp

Our Just Say No Summer Camp is coming up July 29-31. The camp is being held at St. Charles High School starting at 0845 and ending at 2:30 p.m. Students must have their own transportation and the camp is FREE. Lunch will be provided. Students will be allowed to use the pool at St. Charles HS for a brief period [...]

2024-05-21T11:22:04-04:00May 21, 2024|Press Releases|

Warrant Fugitive Task Force Seeks Whereabouts of Suspect who Violated Bond Conditions

Charles County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the whereabouts of Mack Lee Cleckley, age 40, of no fixed address. Cleckley has an active warrant for revocation of bond due to violating the conditions under which he was released. The facts of the case are as follows: In August 2023, detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section presented [...]

2024-05-17T15:21:29-04:00May 17, 2024|Press Releases|

Detectives identify and arrest suspect in armed robbery case

Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have identified and arrested a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery case. On February 22, a male and a female entered a home improvement store on Jefferson Place in Waldorf. They picked up several items and approached a cashier. The female paid for her items; however, the male concealed merchandise and [...]

2024-05-17T14:35:21-04:00May 17, 2024|Press Releases|

Report of gunshots on Gallery Place being investigated

On May 16 at 3 p.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf for the report of the sound of multiple gunshots. When officers arrived, they canvassed the area but did not locate any victims; however, they did locate shell casings between two apartment buildings. Further, officers found a vehicle had been struck and a house [...]

2024-05-17T14:27:56-04:00May 17, 2024|Press Releases|

Student at Henry Lackey High School charged with destruction of property and possession of a concealed deadly weapon on school property

On May 16 at 6:40 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 6800 block of Arbor Lane in Bryans Road for the report of a vandalism in which a suspect slashed the tires of a vehicle and threw eggs on the house and car. Through further investigation, officers identified the suspect as a student at Henry E. Lackey High [...]

2024-05-16T15:52:27-04:00May 16, 2024|Press Releases|
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