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.

CALL FOR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY LEADS TO ARREST: On April 9 at 5:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Meadowside Court in Indian Head for the report of a suspicious person walking around the backyard of a vacant house with a flashlight. Officer C. Caywood arrived and observed a man in the backyard. The man immediately fled as soon as he realized he had been spotted. Officer Caywood apprehended the suspect and found burglary tools in his possession. Caywood investigated further and found the heat pump at the back of the house had been partially dismantled and a piece of copper had already been cut from the unit. Two bags – one containing additional tools and another containing the cut copper – were found next to the pump. Thomas Arthur Williams, 23, of Indian Head, was arrested and charged with burglary.

ROBBERY: On April 8 at 1:47 a.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for a robbery. Three masked suspects entered a convenience store, approached a clerk and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspects fled. Officers canvassed the area and detectives are pursuing leads. Anyone with information should contact (301) 932-2222. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward.

BURGLARY: On April 7 at 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Jonquil Drive in Indian Head for the report of a burglary. Investigation showed someone entered the victim’s unlocked shed and stole tools and other items. Officer E. Caballero is investigating.

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. 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, 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.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit

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