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.

DRUGS AND STOLEN GUN FOUND DURING TRAFFIC STOP: On Nov. 5 at 2:30 a.m., Officer A. Fenlon was patrolling a business in the 3500 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf when he observed a suspicious vehicle. Officer Fenlon approached the driver and observed marijuana inside the car. He also found crack/cocaine, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia and a loaded handgun – which was stolen from a nearby county – inside the vehicle. The occupants, Shilita Christine Hewlett, 24, of California, MD and Francis Terrell Robinson, 32, of Piney Point, MD, were arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

THEFTS FROM AUTOS: During the overnight hours between Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, unknown suspect(s) broke into several cars parked in the 8000 block of Bloomsbury Place in White Plains and stole valuables which were left inside the vehicles. The sheriff’s office is reminding residents to remove all valuables from their cars when leaving them unattended. Officer D. Proctor is investigating.

ATTEMPT ROBBERY: On Oct 29 at 4:20 p.m., officers responded to the 3300 block of Middletown Road for the report of an attempt robbery and assault. Investigation showed the victim was walking on a path when a group of males approached, assaulted him and tried to take his back pack and shoes. The victim resisted and the suspects fled without getting anything. PFC J. Garner 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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