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.
HOME INVASION: On Oct. 7 at 11:43 a.m., officers responded to the 10000 block of Tallahassee Place in Waldorf for a home invasion involving two groups of young adults. When officers arrived, two suspects had already fled the house. A witness indicated one of the victims, who may have been armed with a knife, chased after the suspects. As a precaution, North Point High School was placed in a lock down status while officers and K-9 teams searched the area. Theodore G. Davis Middle School and William A. Diggs Elementary School were placed on shelter-in-place status for a short time. Officers quickly learned the victims knew one of the suspects and officers were able to locate the suspect at a residence about a mile away. That subject was taken into custody along with another person who was with him. At this time, investigators say the event was not a random act and the victims were intentionally targeted. Detectives are sorting through information and are working on establishing a motive. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (301) 932-2222.
MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS: On Oct. 3 at 10:22 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Crain Highway and Sub Station Road after a computer check showed the tags on the car were suspended. Upon approaching the vehicle, Officer J. Pogar detected a strong odor of marijuana. After further investigation, officers found a digital scale, approximately 200 unused small plastic bags, one box of clear sandwich bags, multiple twisted bags with the corners missing, two jars containing marijuana residue, and three operating cell phones. The driver was also in possession of nine bags of marijuana. Antonio Lorenzo Belton, Jr., 25, of Fort Washington was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and possession of drug production equipment.
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.