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CCSO to Utilize Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the agency will be utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to assist in high-risk situations and police-related investigations. The program, which has been in the formative stage for nearly a year, is ready to launch with five officers who are trained and certified UAS pilots under the direction of the program supervisor, Lt. David…

Death Investigation / Drowning

On September 11 at approximately 9:52 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3600 block of Yorktown Drive in Waldorf for the report of a drowning. Upon arrival, officers located a two-year-old male on the rear deck of the residence not breathing. The victim had been removed from the pool by his daycare provider who started CPR. Officers continued CPR until EMS…

Incident Briefings Sept. 6, 2017

PEDESTRIAN-INVOLVED ACCIDENT: On Sept. 5 at 2:30 p.m., the driver of a Chevy Tahoe was traveling south on Piney Church Road near Tipperary Avenue in Waldorf when a 14-year-old girl, who was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk, stepped into the path of the vehicle and was struck by the passenger side door handle, causing injury. As a precaution, the girl was flown to a hospital, where it…

Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Receive Aggressive Driving Prevention Awards

On August 29, four members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit were honored at the Maryland Department of Transportation’s ADAPT (Aggressive Drivers Are Public Threats) Aggressive Driving Prevention Awards Luncheon.

Sgt. Jon Burroughs, Cpl. Kris Syvertsen, Cpl. Brad Saunders, and Pfc. Patrick McPherson received awards for their efforts in reducing aggressiv…

Suspect in Homicide on Port Tobacco Road Arrested and Charged with Murder

On Sept. 4, at approximately 1:56 p.m., officers responded to the 6000 block of Port Tobacco Road in Indian Head for the report of a shooting in which two males had been shot.  Prior to arrival, officers learned the victims fled on foot. Officers and paramedics located the victims about 500 yards away from where the shooting occurred and administered first aid; however, one of the victims,…

Incident Briefings Sept. 1, 2017

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY / CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On August 29 at 8:15 p.m., a lone male suspect entered Subway, 2055 Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road, and walked…

CCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit, using funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office, will conduct an impaired driver checkpoint on Friday, September 8. The checkpoint will commence at approximately 8:30 p.m. and will conclude at midnight. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired and aggressive driving are conducted year round. The CCSO is…

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Announces Application for Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Grant

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Circuit Court announces they will apply for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Program through the United States Department of Justice. The JAG Program provides states and units of local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution and…

CCSO Warns of Theft Scheme

 On August 23 at 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Investigation showed a lone male suspect approached a woman as she left a grocery store in Clinton, MD. The man, who spoke with a heavy accent, told the victim he won $80,000 from a civil lawsuit and claimed he needed to donate the money to a church or give it to two friends…

Incident Briefings

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS UNIT INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH: On August 22 at approximately 9:48 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Billingsley Road at St. Patrick’s…

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