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CCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit in partnership with the Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, and La Plata Police Department, using funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office, will conduct an impaired driver checkpoint on Wednesday, September 20. The checkpoint will commence at approximately 7 p.m. and will conclude at 11…

M/Cpl. Shawn Gregory Named Correctional Officer of the Year By the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association

On Monday, September 11, Master Corporal Shawn Gregory was named the Correctional Officer of the Year by the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association and Maryland Chiefs of Police Association at their annual conference held in Ocean City, MD. The award was presented by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Riverdale Park Police Chief David Morris, President of the MD Chiefs of Police Association, and St. Mary’s…

Incident Briefings Sept. 13, 2017

CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING REWARD IN HOME INVASION CASE / COMPOSITE SKETCHES OF SUSPECTS RELEASED: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the identities of three men responsible for a home invasion and robbery. On Sept. 3 at 10:30 p.m., three suspects broke into a house in the 3500 block of Elsa Avenue in Waldorf. They bound two adult residents and stole money and guns. The suspects fled…

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…

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