Press Releases

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Citizens Police Academy

DATE: July 13, 2018              
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
301-609-6538 or (240) 419-0646
CCSO Invites Charles County Residents to Participate in
2018 Citizens Police Academy
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for its 2018 Citizens Police Academy (CPA) class, set to begin in September. This 12-week program will begin on…


DATE: July 12, 2018            
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD IN BANK ROBBERY CASE: Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect involved in a bank robbery that occurred on July 12 at the BB&T Bank located at 10660 Stanhaven…

Detectives Investigating Murder / Suicide at Local Park

On July 1 at 7:35 p.m., officers responded to Gilbert Run Park located at 13140 Charles Street in La Plata, MD, for a death investigation. Upon arrival, officers located a man and a young girl inside a pickup truck; both were deceased. Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division responded and learned the man is the girl’s biological father. He had court-ordered visitation rights…

Detectives Charge Man in Homicide of Roommate

On June 22 at 2:17 p.m., officers responded to the 2700 block of Marlette Place in Waldorf for a possible death investigation after a witness told officers the suspect may have killed his roommate. When officers arrived, they found the body of an adult male; he was deceased. The cause of death was not immediately clear. The man’s body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in…

New Leads Sought in Cold Case / Forensic Artist Recreates Image of What Victim May Have Looked Like

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into the murder of a woman whose decomposing body was found in a field near Irving Road in Bel Alton on June 16, 1998.  The woman, who had no identification, has remained unidentified for 20 years, despite many efforts to establish her identity. A CCSO forensic artist has created a new sketch to enhance images of what s…

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects involved in a commercial robbery that occurred on June 7 at CVS, 6260 Crain Highway in La Plata. A preliminary investigation showed that shortly after 5 a.m., three male suspects, possibly in their late teens to early twenties, entered the store and forced a pharmacist to open a saf…

Detective Receives Award from the Department of Justice for Outstanding Investigative Work




Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce Detective George Higgs of the CCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division, Special Victims Unit, received the Department of Justice Missing Children’s Child Protection Award recognizing his relentless work in the investigation of a child sexual predator and the identification of 42 child abuse victims. “This was a…

Crime Solvers Offering up to $2500 Reward in Homicide Case

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $2500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect(s) involved in the murder of Antonio Lamount Harper, Jr. 20, who was shot and killed on May 1 at 10 p.m. outside of his residence in the 2200 block of Stream Vista Place in Waldorf. A preliminary investigation revealed Harper was walking toward his apartment…

Incident Briefs May 17, 2018

OFFICER RECOVERS STOLEN HANDGUNS: On May 11 at 5:13 p.m., Officer L. Hamilton initiated a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway at Route 5 in Waldorf. Upon making contact with the driver, Officer Hamilton learned there were firearms inside the car. Three firearms were located, two of which were reported stolen from another state. The driver, Garland Scott Thompson, 36, of Texas, was arrested…

Juvenile Charged with Threat of Mass Violence


On May 13, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious post on social media. The post was a photo of a gun and ammunition along with a caption that indicated the person posting was going to shoot specific students at Milton Somers Middle School located at 300 Willow Lane in La Plata. Officers launched an immediate investigation and learned the identity of t…

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