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CCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit, using funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office, will conduct an impaired driver checkpoint on Friday, September 8. The checkpoint will commence at approximately 8:30 p.m. and will conclude at midnight. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired and aggressive driving are conducted year round. The CCSO is…

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Announces Application for Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Grant

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Circuit Court announces they will apply for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Program through the United States Department of Justice. The JAG Program provides states and units of local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution and…

CCSO Warns of Theft Scheme

 On August 23 at 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Investigation showed a lone male suspect approached a woman as she left a grocery store in Clinton, MD. The man, who spoke with a heavy accent, told the victim he won $80,000 from a civil lawsuit and claimed he needed to donate the money to a church or give it to two friends…

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.

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS UNIT INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH: On August 22 at approximately 9:48 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Billingsley Road at St. Patrick’s…

Officers recover two stolen cars and stolen items

On August 15, officers responded to the 8200 block of Melody Acres Drive for the report of a stolen Toyota Tacoma. While on the scene, officers observed an abandoned black Chevy Impala with the keys in the ignition. A check of the registration plates revealed the Impala had been reported stolen from Linden Lane. Officers found numerous items in the car, which had been reported stolen as well. T…

Incident Briefings August 16, 2017

 

THEFT OF RIMS: Between August 13 – August 14, unknown suspect(s) stole rims and wheels from two cars parked at a car rental business in the 2200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. Pfc. R. Gass is investigating.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On August 13 at 10:36 p.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Tottenham Drive in Waldorf for the report of gunshots. Officers located a car…

CCSO School Resource Unit and Students Stand Together to “Just Say No”

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit hosted the 29th Annual Just Say No Camp from July 31 – August 3 at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata campus.

Twenty-eight children between the ages of 10 and 13 years old attended the camp. The students were selected by their teachers for demonstrating good behavior and consistent attendance at their school-sponsored Just Say…

CCSO Patrol Sergeant Appointed as State Commander Chief Officer for District of Columbia Air National Guard

 

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to recognize Sgt. Charles Gass, Patrol Operations, for his recent promotion with the District of Columbia Air National Guard. Sgt. Gass, 13-year-veteran of the CCSO, was recently appointed to serve as the State Command Chief Master Sergeant (SCCM) for the District of Columbia Air National Guard (DCANG). The DCANG has approximately 1200…

CCSO welcomes new addition to K9 Unit

Sheriff Troy D. Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the arrival of Copper, the newest addition to the K9 Unit. Copper is a 10-week-old bloodhound from Lietchfield, KY, and will soon begin training to work alongside his partner, Pfc. Darin Behm.

Pfc. Behm, a K9 Officer with the CCSO, said that Copper is a fifth generation man-trailing bloodhound, meaning that…

CCSO Detectives Still Seeking Leads in Robbery Case / Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identities and arrests of three suspects involved in a robbery.

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On March 2 at 2:12 a.m., three males wearing masks and dark clothing entered an unlocked door of the Green Turtle on St. Mary’s Avenue in La Plata and approached an employee. One of the suspects was armed…

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