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Officer Awarded Policeman of the Year from Waldorf Family Moose Lodge

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce M/Cpl. Patrick McCue was named Policeman of the Year during the Waldorf Moose Family Center #1709 Annual Law Enforcement and Firefighter/EMS Awards Ceremony held on June 16. Mr. Larry Dean, Prelate and Valor Awards Chairman, served as emcee and presented M/Cpl. McCue with the award. “We appreciate our first responders and the work they…

Incident Briefs June 9 – June 15, 2017

 

ROBBERY SUSPECTS APPREHENDED BY OFFICERS: On June 9 at 12:57 a.m., an officer was parked in the parking lot of a business in the 6200 block of Crain Highway in La Plata when he observed two males enter the CVS Pharmacy. The males had their hoods up, wrapped tightly around their heads, and appeared to be trying to cover their faces. Suspecting a robbery might occur, the officer…

Charles County Corrections Staff Participate in Christmas in April

Charles County Corrections Staff Rejuvinate the Home of 80-Year-Old Widow As part of Christmas in April Program
On Saturday, April 29 during the annual Christmas in April program, employees from the Charles County Detention Center (CCDC) along with their family members gave a makeover to the home of an 80-year-old Charles County widow. The woman, Mrs. Mary Rose Coates, cares for her two young…

CCSO Welcomes Nine New Correctional Officers

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Nine New Correctional Officers
Nine Charles County Candidates Graduate from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy
Corrections Entrance Level Training Program
Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) celebrated the graduation of fifteen correctional officers – nin…

Incident Briefs – June 2, 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.

SECOND-DEGREE BURGLARY: On June 1 at approximately 3:09 a.m., officers responded to Johnny Boys Ribs, located in the 7500 block of Crain Highway in La Plata, for the report…

CCSO Investigating Fatal Crash on Olivers Shop Road

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.

CCSO INVESTIGATING TWO VEHICLE FATAL CAR CRASH: On May 22 at 9:48 a.m., officers responded to Olivers Shop Road between Route 6 and Wheatley Road for the report of a crash.

CCSO Detectives Charge Six Suspects in Homicide Case

Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have charged six suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of Samuel Keith Gemeny, 35, of Waldorf. The homicide occurred on May 16 in the 3400 block of Promenade Place in Waldorf. Gemeny was shot inside his apartment during a dispute about property. The suspects were arrested on May 17 and charged…

Detectives Investigating Homicide on Promenade Place

 

On May 16 at approximately 8:24 p.m., officers responded to the 3400 block of Promenade Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Samuel Keith Gemeny, 35, of Waldorf  inside his apartment with a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. A preliminary investigation showed three suspects knocked on the door of t…

Incident Briefs May 12, 2017

MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY: On May 10, John Edward Hall, 72, of Drayden, MD, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography. The investigation was initially started last year when the Center for Missing and Exploited Children became aware of an unknown person downloading child pornography in the Charles County area. They contacted detectives…

CCSO Correctional Officers Receive Awards for Community Service from MCAA

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce Master Corporal David Baden and Correctional Officer First Class Al Davis were recently honored by the Maryland Correctional Administrators Association (MCAA) for their outstanding community service efforts. The officers were honored at an awards luncheon held on May 9 in Timonium, MD.

“M/Cpl. Baden and CFC Davis’ dedication to…

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