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.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Oct. 6, during the overnight hours, unknown suspects destroyed mailboxes on Maxwell Drive, Barney Drive, Gallant Lane and Bryantown Drive in Hughesville. Officer D. Arends is investigating.

CAR CRASH: On Oct. 5 at 8:10 p.m. officers responded to Strauss Avenue near Woodland Drive in Indian Head for the report of a single motor vehicle car crash. When officers arrived, they observed a pick-up truck had crashed into a tree. The driver, a 55-year-old man from Virginia, was found inside the truck with multiple injuries. He was transported to a hospital where he was admitted in serious condition. Cpl. S. Stanley of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

CAR CRASHES INTO SCHOOL BUS: On Oct. 4 at 8:37 a.m., the driver of a Nissan passenger car was on Prince Frederick Road (Route 231) near the intersection of Brandywine Road (Route 381) in Hughesville when she struck the back of a school bus carrying 19 elementary school students. The driver of the Nissan – a 42-year-old woman – was transported to Charles Regional Medical Center by ambulance and the students were transported to CRMC by a second bus. No one had serious injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Cpl. M. Clark of the Traffic Operations Division is investigating.

TWO CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICERS AND THEFT: On Oct. 3 at 6:57 p.m., officers responded to Mall Circle for the report of a shoplifting. Officers located the suspects fleeing the area in a car and initiated a traffic stop. A male occupant fled the car on foot but was apprehended by Officers J. Morales and R. Kimble. As they tried to arrest him, the suspect resisted and assaulted the officers. During the arrest, a female occupant in the car jumped on one of the officers and struck him with her knee. Both suspects were eventually subdued. Randolph Eugene Woodland, 20, and Maryann Noreen Taruc, 19, both of Waldorf, were arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, failure to obey a lawful order, theft, and destruction of property. Officers J. Morales and R. Kimble made the arrests.

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