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 and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

MAN REPORTEDLY ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS SELF: On Sept. 15 at 5:50 p.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Heathcote Road in Waldorf for the report of an accidental shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an 18-year-old male who claimed he accidentally shot himself with a gun he allegedly found. The male was transported to a hospital where he was treated for a non life –threatening gunshot wound. The details of the case are being investigated. Cpl. G. Barnhart is investigating.

ATTEMPT BREAK-IN: On Sept. 14 at 2:16 a.m., officers responded to the Dr. Samuel Mudd House in the 3700 block of Dr. Samuel Mudd Road in Waldorf for an intrusion alarm. Officers arrived quickly and discovered a lock was missing and a door was open. Officers searched the building but no one was inside. Officers did find burglary tools on the scene which were recovered as evidence. At this point, it does not appear entry was made and nothing was reported stolen. PFC R. Bagley is investigating.

ROBBERY: On Sept. 11 at 4:04 a.m., three male suspects entered a convenience store in the 1000 block of St. Ignatius Drive in Waldorf. One suspect pulled a gun, assaulted the clerk, stole money and fled. The suspects are described as being in their teens to early twenties. The Criminal Investigations Division is investigating. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or submit a web tip. All callers remain anonymous.

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