Press Releases

Incident Briefings Jan. 6 – Jan. 10, 2017

THEFT FROM AUTO: Between Jan. 9 and Jan. 10, unknown suspect(s) stole two tires from a truck in the area of Industrial Park Drive in Waldorf.  Pfc S. Hooper is investigating.

STOLEN VEHICLE: On Jan. 7 at 6:45 a.m., a car – that had been left warming and unattended – was stolen from the 2600 block of Hamilton Place in Waldorf. Pfc J. Marti is investigating.


CCSO Seeking Public’s Help Locating Missing Person

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Chase John Martinez, 18, of Waldorf. Martinez was last seen on Monday, January 2 at the Hampton Inn on Crain Highway in Waldorf. Martinez is 5’9”, 200 lbs., stocky build, green eyes, tattoos on both arms, pierced ears, and sometimes wears glasses. Martinez is under a doctor’s care and is in need of medication.

Accident Involving School Bus on Bryantown Road

ACCIDENT INVOLVING SCHOOL BUS ON BRYANTOWN ROAD: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit is investigating an accident on Bryantown Road involving a school bus and a passenger car. Preliminary information is that a call came in at approximately 3:24 p.m. about a bus overturned. The cause of the crash is under investigation. There were five minor injuries. There were thr…

Incident Briefs December 28, 2016 – January 4, 2017

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On Jan. 3, at approximately 3:52 p.m., the driver of a Toyota FJ Cruiser was traveling south on Copley Avenue north of Acadia Road in Waldorf. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle, crossed the double yellow lines, struck a mailbox, crossed back over the roadway and struck an unoccupied parked car. The parked vehicle was forced across two lanes of…

A Year in Review: CCSO Reflects on 2016 and Looks Ahead to 2017

Charles County, MD…With 2016 now over, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office is looking to build on past successes and move forward with a safe and enriched 2017. Taking a look back at our accomplishments over the past 12 months, safety, a gold standard reaccreditation, and community engagement top the list.

Crime Numbers: Preliminary crime numbers show that while some categories of crim…

Greater Waldorf Jaycees Donates to CCSO’s Project Lifesaver

Last week, The Greater Waldorf Jaycees once again demonstrated its commitment to our community and its support for Project Lifesaver. On Thursday, December 29, CCSO M/Sgt. Paul Gregory, who is a member and former President of the Jaycees, presented a $2,500 donation to Sheriff Troy Berry, Captain Kevin Barrows, and Lieutenant Charly Baker.

In 2007, the Greater Waldorf Jaycees funded $12,000 to…

Incident Briefings – December 27, 2016

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

DRIVER CRASHES VEHICLE AFTER FLEEING TRAFFIC STOP: On December 26 at approximately 6:10 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired tags in the area…

CCSO Scores New K9 Partner Courtesy of The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation

Meet Opie, a handsome and curious German shepherd from the Czech Republic, who will soon become one of the newest patrol and drug detection K9 members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Opie was acquired earlier this year after Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, tossed a grant to the CCSO worth $8,000, as part of his longtime commitment to enhancing K9 units for…

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward Leading to Arrest of Theft Suspect

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for the tip that leads to the arrest of the suspect wanted in connection with several thefts of packages stolen from the front doors of private homes. The suspect was recorded stealing a delivered package from a street in the Kingsview neighborhood in White Plains. Anyone who knows the identity of the suspect is asked to call Officer J.

Incident Briefings December 16 – 20, 2016

OFFICERS LOCATE ROBBERY SUSPECT: On December 17 at 8:29 p.m., officers responded to the 3300 block of Westdale Court in Waldorf for the report of a citizen robbery. Investigation showed the victim was leaving a relative’s home when she was confronted by a lone male suspect who displayed a handgun and demanded her purse. The victim complied and the suspect fled. Patrol units set up a perimeter…

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