The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

BURGLARY: On March 6 between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., someone broke into a house in the 9400 block of Beaverdam Road in Nanjemoy and stole cash and jewelry. Officers discovered the suspect gained entry through an unsecured window. CPL. R. Cadrette is investigating.

MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS: On March 6 at 6:20 a.m., a witness called police to report he had just observed his car, which he reported stolen three weeks earlier, at a gas station in the 2000 block of Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. The witness confronted the driver who fled on foot. Officers arrived but were not able to locate the suspect. Det. D. Savoy investigated further and soon identified the suspect as James Steven Cunningham, 26, of Waldorf. Det. Savoy also linked Cunningham to another car theft that occurred in early February. An arrest warrant was obtained and officers went to Cunningham’s house to serve it. Cunningham was found hiding in his attic and was arrested without further incident. He was charged with two counts of motor vehicle theft.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment in an unsolved crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

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