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Charles County Sheriff's Office

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…

CCSO to Host Citizens Advisory Council Meeting

DATE: November 14, 2019       
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
301-609-6538 or 301-848-4799
CCSO to Host Citizens Advisory Council Meeting
On Wednesday, November 20 at 7 p.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will host a Citizens Advisory Council Meeting at the American Legion located at 6330 Crain Highway in La Plata. Representatives from each of the Sheriff’s…

Incident Briefs November 9 -10, 2019

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

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY / POSSIBLE POLICE IMPERSONATOR: On November 10 at 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Middletown Road near Rocky Place in Bennsville for the report of suspicious activity. A male called 9-1-1 and said a man driving a car with a spotlight and flashing blue lights pulled him over.

Officers Arrest Three Suspects in Targeted Home Invasion and Stabbing

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

On November 8 at 1 a.m., officers responded to the 3300 block of Stump Neck Road in Indian Head for the report of a home invasion and stabbing. The caller advised two males broke into the house armed with a rifle, handgun, and knife and demanded money and property.  During the robbery, a 47-year-old resident…

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