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.

THEFTS: On Sept. 30, during the early morning hours, unknown suspect(s) stole items from several unlocked cars in the 2400 block of Pimpernel Drive in Waldorf. Officer K. Barry is investigating.

THEFT: Between Sept. 29 to Sept. 30, unknown suspect(s) stole a large amount of cable which was lying on the ground near Crain Highway and Billingsley Road in White Plains. PFC R. Walls is investigating.

OFFICERS ARREST THEFT SUSPECTS: On Sept. 29 at 6:15 p.m., Officer A. Duckett and PFC D. Walker responded to the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity behind a shopping center. When they arrived, the officers located two people who were in possession of a large amount of clothes, valued at more than $400, which had just been stolen from a nearby store. Through further investigation, the officers learned the suspects were responsible for the thefts. Justin Lontay Johnson, 19, of Indian Head was charged via a citation with theft. Darmarius Leon Smothers, 25, of Indian Head was transported to the Charles County Detention Center where he was charged with theft and possession with intent to distribute marijuana after the officers found suspected marijuana in his duffle bag. PFC D. Walker 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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