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.
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY REPORTED: On April 13 at 3:50 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Hamlin Road in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity. Two children, ages 11 and 2, reported they were walking in the area when the driver of a dark blue van with tinted windows drove up beside them. The driver offered the children candy but they walked away. The suspect is described as a white male in his forties to fifties, with blonde, slick-backed hair and facial hair on his chin. He was wearing a red shirt. Based on the description of the suspect, officers are looking into the possibility this man could be the same person who offered a child candy last week on Smallwood Drive. In that case, the suspect was driving a yellow car. Officers are working on leads and will increase patrols in the area. Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call Captain R. Williams at (301) 932-2222. The CCSO offers the following suggestions:
- If a stranger approaches you in a vehicle, run in the opposite direction the vehicle is traveling.
- Walk in groups to and from the bus stop, and always walk the same route to the bus stop and home again. That way, your parents will know exactly where you should be.
- Don’t talk to strangers; don’t accept gifts or presents from strangers; never get in a vehicle or accept a ride from strangers; and never enter a stranger’s house.
- Immediately report suspicious incidents or behavior to a trusted adult or the police.
CCSO INVESTIGATING THREE ROBBERIES / CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who recently robbed three businesses. On April 13 at 8:03 p.m., officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 2471 Crain Highway in Waldorf of the report of a robbery. Investigation showed a lone male entered the business, produced a handgun, jumped over the counter, stole money and cigarettes and fled. The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens to early twenties. He is about 5’9”, has a thin build, and was wearing a dark coat. He is believed to be the same suspect involved in two other robberies that occurred on April 12. At 8:45 p.m., the suspect walked into a hotel in the 11000 block of Business Park Drive, displayed a gun and stole money. Then at 9:30 p.m., he entered a liquor store on Old Washington Road, produced a handgun and took money. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. C. Gregory at (301) 609-6507.
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 and 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 www.ccso.us.