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Hit and Run

HIT AND RUN: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of a driver who left the scene of a crash involving a pedestrian in a wheelchair late Aug. 17.

Officers responded to the intersection of St. Charles Parkway and St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf at 11:01 p.m. for the report of the crash. A preliminary investigation indicates the victim, a 35-year-old Waldorf man in a…

Statewide Traffic Safety Program

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will join other law enforcement agencies from across the region in the annual statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on impaired driving. The crackdown, which includes high-visibility enforcement throughout Maryland, will run from August 16 through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

“Impaired driving is one of the largest traffic safety…

CCSO To Host 2013 National K9 Competition

The competition will be “ruff” this fall when the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) hosts the 43rd Annual United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Field Trials Sept.30-Oct.4 at various locations in Charles County. The CCSO is hosting the field trials together with USPCA Region 3. All events are free and open to the public.

The field trials will bring to Charles County about 120 of…

Incident Briefings

The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

OFFICERS APPREHEND MAN WHO TRIED TO STEAL CAMERA: On Aug. 11 at 2 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 11700 block of Berry Road in Waldorf…

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will join other law enforcement agencies from across the region in the annual statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on impaired driving. The crackdown, which includes high-visibility enforcement throughout Maryland, will run from August 16 through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

“Impaired driving is one of the largest traffic…

Police-Involved Shooting

On Aug. 9 at 6:39 a.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service attempted to serve a search and seizure warrant at a residence in the 4600 block of Gadwell Place in the Lancaster subdivision of Waldorf. Pursuant to the execution of the search warrant, a male suspect exited the residence armed with a rifle threatening officers who were outside. Multiple rounds…

Incident Briefings

The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

ASSAULT: On Aug. 5 about 7 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence on Little Creek Lane in La Plata for t…

Incident Briefings

The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

POLICE K-9 AND PATROL OFFICERS APPREHEND BURGLARY SUSPECT: On July 29 at 1:33 a.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Gallery Place in…

Incident Briefings

The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING: On July 31 at 4 p.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of Lake Drive in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. When…

Temporary Suspension Of Speed Cameras

Good afternoon folks…..by now, we’re pretty sure you’ve heard the news… We are temporarily suspending all automated speed cameras in our county…we have three. Here’s the issue:

During the initial installation process, when the camera pad sites were built (these are the cement slabs on which the cameras are placed), the westbound pad site on Berry Road near Jenifer Elementary School was…

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