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.

THEFT REPORTED: On August 17 at 1:55 p.m., officers responded to the area of Western Parkway and Berry Road in Waldorf for the report of a theft that just occurred. Investigation showed a 17-year-old female was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Western Parkway and Berry Road when a male exited the passenger side of a dark blue Chevy Impala which was also stopped in traffic. The suspect approached the woman’s car and grabbed her purse through an open passenger window and ran back to the Impala. The suspect immediately threw the purse back out of the window, possibly because the light had not changed to green. The suspects fled east on Berry Road prior to police arrival. The victim’s purse was recovered in the roadway. The suspect was described a male, possibly Hispanic or black, about 5”5 to 5’8”, slim build and short hair. He was wearing a gray shirt and khakis. The driver of the Impala was described as a white female with brown hair worn in a ponytail and wearing a green top. Investigators are working on leads.

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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