On October 20 at 7:54 p.m., officers responded to a grocery store in the 190 block of St. Patrick’s Drive in reference to a complaint of loitering and possible drug activity–this was the second time officers responded; the suspects fled the first time. As officers detained one of the suspects, another suspect approached, assaulted the officer, and fled. The suspect who was detained was found to be in possession of a loaded semi-automatic firearm with an obliterated serial number, a scale, drug-packaging materials, and a half pound of marijuana. Officers consulted with the State’s Attorney’s Office and the suspect, age 16, was charged as an adult with possession of a firearm, possession with the intent to distribute drugs, illegal possession of a firearm and other related charges. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Officer Guntow at 301-609-3282 ext. 0712. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous 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. 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.