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False Report Made at Matthew Henson Middle School

DATE: September 11, 2019        
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6538 or (301) 848-4799

FALSE REPORT: On September 10 at 9:56 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a call stating that there was an active shooter inside Matthew Henson Middle School. Officers responded and determined that there was no active threat. An investigation revealed that two students, who…

Traffic Operations Unit Conducts Seatbelt and Distracted Driver Enforcement

DATE: September 4, 2019        
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6538 or (301) 848-4799
CCSO Traffic Operations Unit Conducts Seatbelt and Distracted Driver Enforcement
Charles County Officers teamed up with Officers from St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties as part of the Buckle Up, Phone Down Program
Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic…

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Announces Application for Grant

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

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Circuit Court announces it 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…

Help Needed Locating Fugitive Jerrell Antwaun Johnson

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

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for the tip that leads to the apprehension and arrest of Jerrell Antwaun Johnson, 22 of Port Tobacco. Johnson has four outstanding arrest warrants charging him with attempted rape, felony assault, robbery, theft and failure to appear. Johnson – who is…

Incident Briefings August 1-8

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

CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING REWARD FOR LOCATION OF SUSPECT WANTED IN VIOLENT DOMESTIC-RELATED ASSAULT: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the whereabouts of Rayvon Maquis Drayton, 22, of Fredericksburg, VA. On August 1, Drayton brandished a handgun and assaulted a female acquaintance. He fled prior…

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…

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…

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.

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