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Detectives Investigating Domestic-Related Double Murder and Suicide

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

On August 2 at 11:07 p.m., officers responded to the 6500 block of Bensville Road in Pomfret for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect, Mark McKinley Hughes, Jr., 42 of Indian Head, went to the residence and shot and killed Vickie Danita Pickeral, 54, and Gregory Bruc…

CCSO to Launch Home and Business Security Camera Database

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

 In an effort to enhance investigative efforts of criminal matters, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office is launching a new program called Virtual Crime Watch. If you have a home or business surveillance camera, you can register it with the CCSO, which will then become part of a database the Agency can us…

CCSO Announces 2019 Citizens Police Academy

DATE: July 17, 2019         
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
301-609-6538 or (240) 419-0646
CCSO Invites Charles County Residents to Participate in 2019 Citizens Police Academy
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for its 2019 Citizens Police Academy (CPA) class, set to begin in September. This 12-week program will begin on September 18,…

Help Needed Locating Missing Person (Tippett). This case has been updated.

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557

UPDATE: Mr. Tippett was found deceased in St. Mary’s County. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation. Please direct any questions to SMCSO at (301) 475-8008.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating Ronnie David Tippett, 29, of Hughesville who was…

Watch Works July 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 July…

La Plata Lions Club Donates Money to Project Lifesaver

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
(301) 609-6557
Release written by Dasia Dupree, Media Relations Intern

 

“We Serve” is the motto of the La Plata Lions Club, which is a nonprofit organization located in Charles County, Maryland. On Thursday, June 20, the La Plata Lions Club served their community by donating $2,000 to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Project Lifesaver…

Reward Increased to $5,000 in Brick Throwing Cases

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557

Charles County Crime Solvers and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) wanted in connection with throwing bricks at cars. On June 20, between 5 a.m. – 6 a.m., the suspect(s) threw bricks and chunks of concrete at vehicles traveling on St.

Help Needed Locating Missing Juvenile From Waldorf

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557

UPDATE ON JULY 8: ZIONNA PROCTOR WAS LOCATED ON JULY 7 SAFE AND UNHARMED.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating Zionna Nicole-Ann Proctor, 13, of Waldorf, who was reported missing by a family member on June 28. Family members indicated she may have gone to New York City; however,…

Help Needed Locating Missing Juvenile (Lazo)

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating Sara Suyen Lazo, 17, of Faulkner, MD who left her residence several weeks ago with her boyfriend, Nextor Estrada-Ordonez, 21, of Brentwood, MD, and has refused to return. Lazo is 5’4” and weighs about 200 lbs. She also goes by Suzanne Lazo.  S…

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
2018 Fast Facts
County Population: 161,503*
Sworn Officers: 313
Corrections Officers: 153
Court Security Officers: 13
Automated Enforcement Unit (AEU) Deputy: 1
Civilian Employees: 222**
Calls for Service: 235,604
Arrests: 5,702
Motor Vehic…

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