On April 1, 2022, at 9:10 a.m., a school resource officer was made aware that an 8th-grade student at Mattawoman Middle School was possibly in possession of a firearm. Upon further investigation, the officer found a replica semi-automatic firearm in the student’s locker. The gun was recovered and the student’s parents were contacted. The case was screened with the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office which advised to charge the student with possession of a concealed deadly weapon. The juvenile was charged on a juvenile offense report and released to a parent. Anyone with information about this case should contact Officer Curtis at 301-932-2222. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous, but provide information about threats or criminal activity at schools may contact the confidential tip line at CCPS at 301-302-8305 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. The investigation is ongoing.
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.