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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…

Cruelty to Animals / Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

 

 On May 2 between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m., a pet cat was found injured in the 5200 block of Colebrook Street in La Plata. The owner originally thought the cat, Maximus, had been struck by a car, but doctors at the emergency animal clinic discovered the cat had been shot with a high-powered pellet gun. The cat’s leg was shattered and eventually had to be amputated. He is still being…

CCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Operations Unit will conduct impaired and aggressive driver patrols using funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office as well as an impaired driver checkpoint on May 6. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired and aggressive driving are conducted year round. The CCSO is reminding drivers who might become impaired to always…

Incident Briefs May 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.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTIES: On April 30 between 1:30 a.m. – 5 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke out windows to several cars in the Highgrove and Kingsview neighborhoods.

CCSO Investigating Fatal Car Crash on Turkey Hill Road

On April 23 at 2 a.m., officers responded to the area of Turkey Hill Road near Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers found a passenger car had struck a tree and was engulfed in flames. Citizens and officers attempted to put the fire out, but to no avail. A preliminary investigation showed the driver, Wayne Edward Willett Jr., 50, of Whit…

CCSO Investigating Armed Robbery in White Plains

CCSO INVESTIGATING ARMED ROBBERY / CHARLES COUNTY CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On April 18 at approximately 5:07 a.m., officers responded to the Dash In located in the 4700 block of Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed four suspects entered the business, one brandishing a gun. They robbed the store of cigarettes and cash, and as they wer…

CCSO Investigating Accidental Death

On April 13 at 6:19 p.m., officers responded to the 8900 block of Turkey Hill Road in La Plata for the report of two injured children. Upon arrival, officers found a two-year-old male and a five-year-old male (siblings) suffering from injuries after a tree fell on them. A preliminary investigation revealed the father of the two boys was cutting down a tree in his backyard when the tree suddenly…

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