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.
ATTEMPT ROBBERY: On May 28 at 2:20 p.m., officers responded to the 6000 block of Thoroughbred Court in Waldorf for the report of an attempt robbery. Investigation showed the victim, age 17, was walking in the area when a group of males, possibly in their teens, approached him and asked if he had any money. The victim attempted to walk away but the suspects grabbed him and assaulted him. They did not steal anything and fled in a white pick-up truck which was parked nearby. PFC M. O’Shields is investigating.
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On May 25 at 10:35 p.m., officers were in the area of the 100 block of Ellerbe Drive in Indian Head when they heard the sound of a gunshot. Officers canvassed the area and located three subjects who were nearby. Further investigation showed one of the subjects, a 44-year-old male, had fired a shot into the air from a pistol he had. The gun was located in a shed. The subject will be charged via a criminal summons. PFC M. Sokoloff investigated.
CAR CRASHES INTO POLICE CRUISER: On May 26 at 1 p.m., a Charles County Sheriff’s commander was stopped at a red light at Waldorf Marketplace near Western Parkway when he was struck by a 2013 Kia operated by Austin John Daron, 21, of White Plains. A computer check revealed Daron’s driver’s license was suspended and further investigation showed Daron had marijuana in his car. Daron was charged with possession of drugs and several traffic citations. The commander was not seriously injured. Cpl. R. Leukhardt is investigating.
MAIL STOLEN FROM MAILBOX/FRAUD: Sometime between May 21 to May 23, someone stole outgoing mail from a personal mailbox in the 3000 block of Eutaw Forest Drive in Waldorf. The suspect took a check that was going to be used to pay a bill and changed the amount of the check to several hundred dollars more that what is was written for and also altered the name to whom the check was made payable. The suspect attempted to cash the check at a bank. Detectives are working leads and the investigation is continuing. The CCSO is reminding residents to avoid leaving bills in a personal mailbox and take them directly to a post office for delivery. POI D. Proctor is investigating.
THEFT FROM AUTO: On May 23, someone broke into an unlocked car in the 2600 block of Larissa Court in Bryans Road and stole a DVD player from the back seat head rest. Evidence was recovered. PFC P. Morgan is investigating.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit ccso.us.