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Vape pens containing possible THC recovered from students at John Hanson Middle School

On January 31, at 11:30 a.m., two students at John Hanson Middle School were found to be in possession of vape pens containing possible THC. The school resource officer recovered the vape pens and initiated an investigation. The students were issued juvenile civil citations and released to their parents. They will also face school disciplinary action. Parents are urged to talk with [...]

2024-01-31T17:13:43-05:00January 31, 2024|Press Releases|

SRO investigating a threat of violence at Piccowaxen Middle School

On January 31 at 11:30 a.m., a student at Piccowaxen Middle School made a threat of violence while in the cafeteria during lunchtime. The SRO initiated an investigation, contacted the student’s parents, and made a home visit. The student will not be charged criminally; however, they do face disciplinary consequences from the Charles County Public Schools. Anyone with information is [...]

2024-01-31T17:10:54-05:00January 31, 2024|Press Releases|

Student at Barnhart Elementary School in possession of knife 

On January 3 at 11 a.m., a student at Barnhart Elementary School was found to be in possession of a butterfly knife. The student indicated they found the knife and brought it to school to show friends. In accordance with MD state law, the student will not be charged due to their age. The student faces disciplinary consequences from the Charles County [...]

2024-01-31T16:21:01-05:00January 31, 2024|Press Releases|

Detectives identify and arrest suspect in connection with multiple robbery cases

Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have identified and arrested a suspect in connection with two armed robberies. The arrest is the result of investigative and forensics work which began on January 9 when a lone male suspect entered a gas station, produced a firearm, stole the clerk’s cell phone, and grabbed the cash drawer from a cash register. [...]

2024-01-29T16:31:55-05:00January 29, 2024|Press Releases|

School resource officer investigating altercation involving multiple students at Thomas Stone High School

On January 26 at 11:18 a.m., six students at Thomas Stone High School were involved in an altercation inside the school. School resource officers and school administrators were able to separate and de-escalate the situation. There were no reported injuries. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact PFC Payne at 301-609-3282 ext. 0452.  The students face criminal [...]

2024-01-26T16:33:20-05:00January 26, 2024|Press Releases|

Repeat shoplifter and suspect in first-degree assault/armed robbery case apprehended

On January 24 at 4:38 p.m., officers responded to a business on Mall Circle after a loss prevention officer observed a male who was attempting to steal clothes. The loss prevention officer recognized the male as being the same subject who pointed a knife at him on December 28 while he stole merchandise from the same store and fled. Fearing [...]

2024-01-25T16:24:06-05:00January 25, 2024|Press Releases|

SRO and school administrator assaulted, property damaged during altercation

On January 23 at 11:51 a.m., two students at St. Charles High School were involved in a dispute. School administrators and a school resource officer were attempting to keep the students separated when one of the involved students attempted to push through them to get to the other student. While doing so, the student pushed against the SRO and administrator, [...]

2024-01-24T19:12:22-05:00January 24, 2024|Press Releases|

Student in possession of weapon on school grounds

On January 23 at 10:35 a.m., a student at Wade Elementary School was found to be in possession of a box cutter while inside a classroom. A school administrator recovered the box cutter and the student will face disciplinary consequences from the CCPS. In accordance with MD law, the student will not be charged due to their age. Parents are [...]

2024-01-23T18:38:47-05:00January 23, 2024|Press Releases|

Student falls ill after ingesting edible with possible cannabis

On January 18 at 11:15 a.m., a student at Westlake High School reported they ingested an edible they thought contained cannabis. The student became sick and EMS responded. The student was transported to a hospital at the request of a parent who arrived on the scene. A school resource officer is investigating the situation after learning another student may have [...]

2024-01-19T11:29:37-05:00January 19, 2024|Press Releases|
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