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CCDC Raises Record Toy Donations for Charles County Families

DATE: December 24, 2019
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6538 or (301) 848-4799
Charles County Detention Center Raises Record Donations for Christmas Connection
For at least the last ten years, Corrections Officers at the Charles County Detention Center have hosted an annual Toy Drive to benefit the Charles County Children’s Aid Society’s Christmas Connection…

Detectives still searching for kidnapping victim’s car / Regional businesses asked to check parking lots

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

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a car that was stolen during a kidnapping on December 11. Specifically, investigators are looking into the possibility the vehicle may have been left in a public place such as a commuter bus lot or abandoned in the parking lot…

Detectives Identify and Arrest Suspect in Kidnapping and Robbery Case

DATE: December 14, 2019         
CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

Detectives Identify and Arrest Suspect in Kidnapping and Robbery Case / Victim’s Car Still Missing: On December 14, Charles County Sheriff’s detectives charged Marc Christopher Brown, Jr., 26, of Waldorf, in connection with the December 11 kidnapping and…

Detectives Identify and Arrest Suspect in Homicide at Smallwood Village Center

DATE: December 13, 2019         
CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

Detectives Identify and Arrest Homicide Suspect: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified and arrested the suspect in the homicide of John Ercell Staton, 54, of Newburg, who was shot and killed on December 10 in the 100 block of Smallwood Villag…

Detectives Investigating Kidnapping and Robbery of Woman

DATE: December 12, 2019         
CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING KIDNAPPING AND ROBBERY OF WOMAN / URGENT APPEAL TO LOCATE VICTIM’S STOLEN CAR: On December 12 at 3:37 a.m., officers from the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the area of Accokeek Road near Gardner Road in Accokeek, MD…

Detectives Investigating Homicide at Smallwood Village Center

DATE: December 10, 2019         
CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE: On December 10 at 3:09 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Smallwood Village Center in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect and victim were involved in an altercation in t…

Incident Briefings December 4, 2019

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

MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER: On December 4 at 12:32 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Copley Avenue in Waldorf for the report of a male assaulting several family members. When the first officer arrived, he observed the suspect run toward a pick-up truck that was parked nearby. As…

CCSO Celebrates Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet

DATE:  December 3, 2019
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
301-609-6538 or 301-848-4799

 
CCSO Celebrates Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet
Officers, Employees, and Community Members Honored for Completion of Service, Excellent Field Work, and Bravery  

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry honored 24 retirees and 41 award recipients at a banquet at t…

Detectives Arrest Suspects in Targeted Home Invasion

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

Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have charged three suspects in connection with a home invasion that occurred on November 25 in the 3100 block of Harrow Court in Waldorf. Thomas William Unkle, 30, of Waldorf; Kenneth Joseph Goodman, 57, of Waldorf; and Jose Enrique Santiago, 40, of…

Watch Works December 2019

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…

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