Press Releases

Incident Briefings April 5, 2018


DEATH INVESTIGATION: On April 3 at 3:24 a.m., officers responded to the 7400 block of Shirley Boulevard in Port Tobacco for the report of a missing person who possibly drowned. When officers arrived, they met with EMS who had arrived on the scene minutes before. A preliminary investigation showed that family members of William Washington Smith, 79, of Port Tobacco, contacted 911 after…

Cpl. Justin Davis Named 2017 Correctional Officer of the Year

DATE: April 5, 2018     
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
Cpl. Justin Davis Named Charles County Detention Center’s
2017 Correctional Officer of the Year
Charles County Detention Center Director Brandon Foster, along with Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the CCSO and CCDC Command Staff, are proud to announce that Corporal Justin Davis has been named t…

Suspect in Thefts from Autos Identified and Arrested


On March 8, following an investigation by detectives with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and members of the La Plata Police Department, detectives arrested Joseph Clyde Bolick Havrilla, 20, of Charlotte Hall in connection with several thefts from autos. The thefts occurred during the overnight hours of March 4 in the Swan Point community in Issue,…

Incident Briefings March 27, 2018


MAN CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC RELATED FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 23 at 1:57 p.m., officers responded to a single family home in the 2500 block of Archway Lane in Bryans Road after a man called 911 to report a stabbing. When officers arrived, they located the man who had lacerations to his hands. They found his wife in the basement with multiple stab wounds. They were flown to two…

Sons of the American Legion Honor PFC Andrew Coulby as Officer of the Year

DATE: March 22, 2018   
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
301-609-6538 or (240) 419-0646
Sons of the American Legion Honor PFC Andrew Coulby as Officer of the Year
Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the selection of Police Officer First Class Andrew Coulby as the

Sons of the American Legion (Squadron 82) Police Officer of the Year for 2017.

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information Leading to Identity of Robbery Suspect

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the identity of a robbery suspect. On March 21 at 2:09 p.m., officers responded to Drive-In Liquor located in the 10600 block of Crain Highway in Faulkner for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a store clerk with a gunshot wound to the arm. The clerk was transported to a…

Traffic Operations Unit Investigating Fatal Accident on Plaza Drive

DATE: March 20, 2018        
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
301-609-6538 or (240) 419-0646

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.


Juvenile Charged with Threat of Mass Violence

On March 14, several staff members at Piccowaxen Middle School, located at 12834 Rock Point Road in Newburg, received an e-mail that contained a vague threat of violence. The sender indicated “something bad would happen” if the school wasn’t closed the following two days. There was no mention of weapons or exactly what would occur. School officials immediately notified the CCSO, and an…

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

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help identifying a man suspected of using stolen credit cards and debit cards at various locations throughout Virginia. The cards had been stolen from unlocked vehicles in the Swan Point community between March 3 – March 4. The suspect used the cards at gas stations, convenience stores, Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, and other…

CCSO Warns ATM Users to be Aware of Skimming Devices


DATE: March 6, 2018          


Diane Richardson

Media Relations Office


The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people to take precautions when using their credit or debit card at an ATM and to be aware of skimmers, which are devices placed directly over the ATM’s card reader slot to illegally record personal data and PIN…

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