Updated CCSO Website Now Live

Sheriff Troy Berry is pleased to announce that the Charles County Sheriff’s Office website recently received an updated new look and is now live. The site, www.ccso.us, was completely redesigned with the goal of providing an enhanced user experience. The improved design is much easier to navigate, with a simple menu and convenient search bar at the top as well [...]

2022-01-28T15:46:02-05:00January 28, 2022|Press Releases|

Airsoft Replica Handgun Recovered at High School

On January 28 at 11:40 a.m., a student at North Point High School showed several students what appeared to be a handgun while inside the school. Another student alerted school staff who recovered an airsoft replica handgun from the student’s locker. The school resource officer, along with school administrators, will complete an investigation. The matter is being handled administratively by [...]

2022-01-28T15:42:24-05:00January 28, 2022|Press Releases|

Threat of Mass Violence Investigated

On January 27 at 2 p.m., a student at North Point High School made a statement during class that he was going to “shoot everyone in the school.” School staff and a Charles County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer assigned to the school were made aware and began an investigation which included contacting the student’s parent. In accordance with Agency [...]

2022-01-28T11:37:27-05:00January 28, 2022|Press Releases|

Patrol Officers Locate Loaded Firearm in Vehicle

On January 22 at 1:50 a.m., a patrol officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of St Charles Parkway and St Marks Drive on a vehicle displaying suspended registration plates. During the stop, officers smelled marijuana and found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana. […]

2022-01-26T15:55:20-05:00January 25, 2022|Press Releases|

Traffic Operations Unit Investigating Fatal Crash on Smallwood Drive

Traffic Operations Unit Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Smallwood Drive: On January 22 at 10:42 p.m., officers responded to a single-car crash on Smallwood Drive at the intersection of St. Charles Parkway. A preliminary investigation revealed a Kia Cadenza, operated by Omar Kenyatta Hawkins, 42, of Waldorf, was being driven at a high rate of speed on Smallwood Drive. [...]

2022-01-25T15:27:05-05:00January 25, 2022|Press Releases|

Update on COVID-19 at Charles County Detention Center

On January 10, Sheriff Troy Berry issued a press release regarding the management of COVID-19 at the Charles County Detention Center (CCDC) during the nation’s largest spike in the virus ever. “In past months, there has been a campaign of misinformation being shared on social media regarding COVID-19 at the detention center. Hearing misinformation was circulating, I issued a press [...]

2022-01-25T15:16:18-05:00January 21, 2022|Press Releases|

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on St. Charles Parkway Under Investigation

On January 20, shortly after 8 p.m., a Charles County Sheriff’s officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry in the area of St. Charles Parkway near St. Ignatius Drive. The driver pulled into a nearby parking lot but failed to stop.  The driver accelerated through the parking lot of a business and at one point abruptly [...]

2022-01-24T13:09:55-05:00January 21, 2022|Press Releases|

School Resource Officers Investigating False Report of Shooting

On January 19, at 11:47 a.m., a call was placed to 9-1-1 stating there was “a shooting at a school,” but the name of the school was not provided by the caller. School Resource Officers and patrol officers were immediately contacted and were able to quickly determine that a shooting had not occurred at any of the schools. […]

2022-01-25T10:04:23-05:00January 20, 2022|Press Releases|
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