Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Unit, Child Support Unit and Warrant Fugitive Unit recently participated in the National Family Violence Apprehension Detail – a nationwide event in which law enforcement agencies select one day in October to focus on serving warrants relating to domestic violence. This year’s warrant sweep took place on October 22 and yielded 17 arrests and 19 warrants served.
Prior to the operation, officers reached out to individuals with open warrants and encouraged them to turn themselves in. Seven people responded to the CCSO warrant office where the warrants were served. Charges in those cases included telephone misuse, violations of protective orders, assaults, thefts and non-support.
Later, officers were joined by members of the Maryland State Police and the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office to serve the remaining open warrants. During the operation, officers located and arrested ten fugitives who had warrants for crimes such as destruction of property, failure to appear for child support charges, violation of probation regarding an assault, and second-degree assault.
Sgt. J. Carlson, a supervisor in charge of the warrant sweep said operations like this are important. “These types of offenses have a serious impact on victims but the offenders are sometimes difficult to locate. During this sweep, our officers coordinated information and combined resources with other law enforcement agencies to locate these individuals, bringing a sense of justice to the victims of these crimes.”
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of persons wanted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office is asked to call 301-932-3060 or 301-932-2222.
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 tipsubmit.com. 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 ccso.us.