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Incident Briefings

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.

THEFT: Sometime between 9 p.m. Oct. 26 and 5:30 a.m. Oct. 27, suspect(s) broke into four soda machines at the Glasva Citgo located at 11040 Crain Highway in Glasva and stole money. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer W. Halt is investigating.

TRAFFIC FATALITY: On Oct. 25 at 12:55 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the intersection of Poplar Hill Road and St. Peter’s Church Road in Waldorf for the reported motor vehicle crash. The investigation revealed Ruby Ellen Marshall, 85, of Brandywine was driving a Honda CRV north on Poplar Hill Road and attempted to turn onto St. Peter’s Church Road but failed to yield the right of way to a southbound Toyota Rav4. The vehicles collided in the intersection. Marshall and the driver of the Toyota—a 68-year-old Waldorf woman—displayed minor injuries at the scene of the crash and were transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (CRMC) for treatment. A passenger in the Toyota, a 19-year-old Waldorf man, was uninjured.

Doctors at CRMC determined Marshall’s injuries were more severe than they originally appeared. Marshall was subsequently flown to Prince George’s Hospital Center for further treatment. However, the CCSO was notified later that evening that Marshall died as a result of her injuries.

Cpl. B. Saunders of the CCSO’s Traffic Operations Unit is investigating the crash.

THEFT: Sometime between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 24, suspect(s) stole copper wire and an air conditioning unit from a residence in the 2700 block of Red Lion Place in Waldorf. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer P. Morgan is investigating.

THEFT: Sometime between 2:15 p.m. Oct. 23 and 5:45 a.m. Oct. 24, suspect(s) entered the Sheehy Honda construction site located at 2910 Crain Highway in Waldorf and stole electric wall heaters, electric hanging heaters, and commercial-grade extension cords. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer D. Walker 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.

Media Contact
Kristen Timko
301-609-6538
timkok@ccso.us

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