Charles County Sheriff's Office

Incident Briefings

DATE: January 16, 2018        
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
301-609-6538 or (240) 419-0646

STRONG ARMED ROBBERY / THEFT: On January 15 at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the Rock ‘n Roll McDonald’s located on Mall Circle in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed that an unknown suspect walked up to the drive-through window.

Substitute Teacher Charged with Child Pornography and Other Related Charges


Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Keith Allan Krikstan, 30, of Waldorf, in connection with child pornography, displaying sexually explicit materials to a minor, and sexual abuse of a minor after officers received information he was having inappropriate contact with an adolescent girl. On January 11, several students at John Hanson Middle School reported to a Charles County…

Man Charged with Murdering his Mother

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Mario Marchell Dunn, 32, of Waldorf in connection with the murder of his mother, Swanda Ruegenea Dunn, 57, of Waldorf, whose body was found on January 11 on Old Washington Road near Smallwood Drive. Dunn is accused of stabbing his mother while they were driving home from a relative’s house. After the murder, Dunn removed his mother from the vehic…

Two Suspects in Mail Thefts Arrested


On January 11 at 11:52 a.m., officers received a call from a citizen about people in a white Toyota passenger car stealing mail in the 11200 block of Carroll Drive in Waldorf. PFC C. Gustafson checked the area and located the vehicle driving on Stony Cove Drive. PFC Gustafson stopped the vehicle and identified the driver and occupant as Taylor Nichelle Cain, 23, of Fort Washington, and…

Incident Briefings January 4 – January 8, 2018

TAMPERING WITH MOTOR VEHICLE: On January 8 between 4 p.m. – 4 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked car in the 2900 block of Holburn Court in Waldorf and rummaged through it. Nothing was reported stolen. Officer D. Spencer is investigating.

MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS: On January 5 at 9:13 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 3900 block of…

Incident Briefings January 3, 2018

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

BURGLARY: On January 1 at 4:47 a.m., an unknown male knocked on the front door of a house in the 11500 block of Terrace Drive in Waldorf. When no one answered, the suspect…

Charles County Corrections Division Implements New Peer Mentor Program

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division recently rolled out a program aimed at supporting new correctional officers through their first year of service. The newly created Peer Mentor Program, spearheaded by Lt. Matthew Irby, was engineered to provide a physical model of the agency’s core values – professionalism, respect, integrity, duty and excellence – for newer officers…

Third Victim in Triple Fatal Car Crash on Rose Hill Road Positively Identified

Today, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore positively identified the third victim of the triple fatal car crash that occurred on December 26 on Rose Hill Road in La Plata as James Edward Proctor, Jr., 50, of Hughesville. There are no further updates at this time. Cpl. K. Syvertsen is investigating.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information…

Watch Works January 2018

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 January…

Update on Triple Fatal Car Crash / Second Occupant Positively Identified


Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit are continuing their investigation into a single vehicle car crash that killed three people on December 26 on Rose Hill Road in La Plata. The driver of the car was immediately identified as Eric La Mont Moss, 28, of La Plata. However, two other people found inside the car could not be positively identified right…

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