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Juvenile Charged with Threat of Mass Violence

 

On May 13, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious post on social media. The post was a photo of a gun and ammunition along with a caption that indicated the person posting was going to shoot specific students at Milton Somers Middle School located at 300 Willow Lane in La Plata. Officers launched an immediate investigation and learned the identity of t…

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 11 New Correctional Officers

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) celebrated the graduation of 24 correctional officers – 11 from Charles County – from the Corrections Entrance Level Training Program (CELTP), Session 59, at a ceremony held May 4 at Chopticon High School in Morganza, MD. The program requires each Correctional Officer to complet…

Watch Works May 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 May…

CCSO to Host Citizens Advisory Meeting

On Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will host a Citizens Advisory Meeting at the American Legion located at 6330 Crain Highway in La Plata. Representatives from each of the Sheriff’s Office districts will be on hand to meet with county residents and talk about crime trends and crime prevention. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact…

Detectives Investigating Homicide on Stream Vista Place

 

On May 1 at 10 p.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of Stream Vista Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Antonio Lamount Harper, Jr., 20, of Waldorf, with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased by emergency medical services. A preliminary investigation revealed Harper was walking toward an apartment when an unknown suspect…

Incident Briefings May 1, 2018

DETECTIVE AND POLICE CADET NAB FRAGRANCE THIEF DURING SURVEILLANCE STING: After four months of investigation and pursuing countless leads, Detective C. Gilroy arrested Edward Daniel Sloane, 51, of Owings Mills, in connection with multiple thefts of expensive women’s fragrances and men’s cologne. Sloane was first spotted in January entering a department store and stealing dozens of bottles of…

Pizza Hotline to Host Teen Court Fundraiser

Nothing tastes better than a nice slice of pizza…and nothing feels better then helping someone out. Why not combine the two? Charles County Teen Court and Pizza Hotline La Plata are working together to raise funds to help support the Teen Court program, a juvenile justice diversion program in which first-time offenders between the ages of 12 and 17 are judged by a jury of their peers and…

Incident Briefings April 24, 2018

 

MAN CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN: On April 23 at 5 p.m., officers received information about a male who was possibly in possession of a handgun at a fast food business in the 1100 block of Smallwood Drive West. Officers arrived and observed a man fitting the suspect’s description. He was in possession of a loaded handgun, which was in his coat pocket. Further…

Incident Briefs April 19, 2018

ROBBERY: On April 17 at 5:52 a.m., officers responded to a convenience store in the 2000 block of Smallwood Drive West for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed a woman entered the store and walked around for approximately 30 minutes. She then walked up to the counter, implied she had a gun and demanded money. The clerk complied. Before the suspect fled, she grabbed candy, lighters, and…

Officers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Marshalls Corner Road

On April 18, at 11:26 a.m., officers responded to the report of a single motor vehicle crash on Marshalls Corner Road near Hole Shot Place in Pomfret. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a Dodge pick-up truck was traveling south on Marshalls Corner Road when he lost control and struck a tree. The driver, Jacob Michael Steele, 19, of Waldorf, was pronounced deceased on the scene.

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