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Detectives Seek Public’s Help Locating Missing Teenager

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a 14-year-old girl who ran away from a temporary home in July, 2017. Esmeralda Consuelo Ramos-Cruz left the house in Faulkner, MD, and was has been in the company of friends throughout the region since. Investigators have been able to track some of her movements, but Cruz does not have a cell phone to pinpoint…

Suspect in Sexual Assault of Child May Have Assaulted Other Children

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation of Joseph Elmer Rohls, 80, of Newburg, who was arrested on Nov. 22 and charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. Since his arrest, two other victims have come forward and reported Rohls had sexually assaulted them when they were young girls. Detectives have information Rohls may have assaulted even more children,…

Watch Works December 2017

The CCSO Community Services Section has published the latest edition of its Watch Works newsletter. Watch Works is a publication of the Charles County Crime Watch Program and has important safety information. The CCSO encourages readers to share the information with family and friends.

Watch Works December…

CCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint  

 

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit, along with Maryland State Police, will conduct an impaired driver checkpoint on Friday, December 1 between 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired and aggressive driving are conducted year round. The CCSO is reminding drivers who might become impaired to always designate a sober…

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

ATTEMPTED MURDER: On November 26 at 12:30 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Copley Avenue in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived on the scen…

Man Charged with Sex Abuse of a Minor

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Joseph Elmer Rohls, 80, of Newburg, in connection with fondling a 4-year-old girl who was at Rohls’ home with relatives recently. Rohls was arrested on November 22 at his home in the 9900 block of Morgantown Road. After speaking with Rohls, detectives learned he may have sexually assaulted other children over the years – the number is unknown –…

Missing Person Matthew Horace Mason Located

MISSING PERSON LOCATED: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has located Matthew Horace Mason, 79, of White Plains, who was reported missing on November 19. Mason was located on November 21 in Glen Burnie, MD, and will be reunited with family members and returned home soon.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a…

Silver Alert/CCSO Seeking Public’s Help Locating Missing Man

CCSO SEEKING PUBLIC’S HELP LOCATING MISSING MAN: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has activated a silver alert and is seeking the public’s help in locating Matthew Horace Mason, 79, of White Plains. Mason was last seen on Sunday, November 19 at approximately 3:45 p.m. in the area of Desert Rose Court in White Plains. Mason is described as a black male, 5’7”, 170 pounds, with brown…

CCSO Conducting Death Investigation of Male Found Deceased on Leonardtown Road

On November 17 at 2:13 p.m., officers responded to the 13000 block of Zekiah Drive in Waldorf for the report of a deceased male lying in the grassy area between a school and Leonardtown Road. Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, along with Forensics personnel, responded and observed no obvious signs of trauma to the body and no signs of foul play. The man was subsequently…

Teen Court Calendar Winter/Spring 2018

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