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 Sept. 1 between 11 a.m. to 2:20 p.m., unknown suspect(s) forced entry through the back door of a house in the 15000 block of Brandywine Drive in Brandywine and stole several rifles, shotguns, TVs, and cash. Officer Gustafson is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Aug. 31 to Sept.1, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a house in the 5400 block of Harvest Fish Place in Waldorf and stole a computer, game systems, and other electronics. Evidence was recovered at the scene. PFC K. Newman is investigating.

THEFTS: Between Aug. 30 to Aug.31, unknown suspect(s) stole property from unlocked cars parked on Charleston Court, Ashley Green Court, Backland Court, Dorsey Court and Federal House Court in Waldorf. Some of the stolen items included a cell phone and money. In addition, the suspect(s) punctured tires on two cars parked on Endicott Court and two cars on Federal House Court. PFC Kunz is investigating.

SUSPECTS LOCATED AND CHARGED IN STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On Aug. 29 at 7 p.m., the victim, age 14, was outside in his yard in the area of Rock Court in Waldorf when a group of teens began cursing at him and his father. The victim began video-taping the group who were trespassing on his property. Two subjects approached the victim, assaulted him and tried to take his cell phone. The victim resisted and the suspects fled. The victim called police who reviewed the video and identified the subjects involved in the assault. The two suspects, age 16, were quickly located and charged with assault. The victim was treated for injuries he sustained. The investigation is continuing.

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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