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Update on Charges Relating to Physical Child Abuse Case from March

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

UPDATE: On April 14, McKay was charged with first-degree murder. He is being held in the Charles County Detention Center with no bond.

Man Charged in Connection with Physical Child Abuse: On March 30 at 2 a.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf after a man called and…

Incident Briefings April 14, 2020

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

Detectives Investigate Shooting / Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward: On April 12 at 2:44 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Brookside Place in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they learned a male, age 22, had been shot multiple times and was driven to t…

2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
2019 Fast Facts
County Population: 161,503*

Sworn Officers: 290
Corrections Officers: 139
Court Security Officers: 13
Automated Enforcement Unit (AEU) Deputy: 1
Civilian Employees: 208**
Calls for Service: 220,428
Arrests: 5,508
Motor Vehic…

Detectives Investigating Murder / Suicide at Waldorf Hotel

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On April 10 at 7:40 p.m., officers responded to the Hilton Garden Inn at 10385 O’Donnell Place in Waldorf to check on the welfare of a man and woman after receiving information from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) in Indiana that they had just received a tip indicating one of t…

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…

Suspects in Multiple Burglaries Arrested and Charged

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested and charged two suspects in connection with a series of recent burglaries at businesses in the Waldorf area. Between March 21- March 24, at least ten businesses were broken into. In each case, the suspects broke out the glass doors or windows of the business…

CCSO Implements Comfort K9 Program

DATE: April 3, 2020           
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301) 848-4799 
Charles County Sheriff’s Office Adopts Therapy Dog As Part of New Comfort K9 Program
Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the implementation of a new initiative aimed at helping victims of crime in Charles County: the Comfort K9 Program. This program, which has been in t…

Toddler in Child Abuse Case Succumbed to Injuries and Pronounced Deceased

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

UPDATE: The victim in this case, Divinity Ose McKay, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased on March 31. The Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office will determine further charges. The investigation is ongoing.

Man Charged in Connection with Physical Child Abuse: On March 30 at 2 a.m.,…

Man Charged in Connection with Physical Child Abuse

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On March 30 at 2 a.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf after a man called and reported his 13-month-old daughter was having trouble breathing. When officers and paramedics arrived, the child was unresponsive. She was transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regiona…

Detectives Investigating Murder / Suicide at Motel

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On March 28 at 1:37 p.m., officers responded to the Super 8 motel in the 3500 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a death investigation. A preliminary investigation revealed a motel employee entered the room to check on the occupants who were scheduled to check out earlier in the day. Upon…

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