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.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: Between Nov. 9 and Nov. 10, unknown suspect(s) broke a window at Tire Plus on Smallwood Drive in Waldorf and entered the building. The suspect(s) damaged a cash register; however, there was no money in it. Nothing was reported stolen. Officer S. Hooper is investigating.

ASSAULT: On Nov. 9 at 1 p.m., a woman was walking on the sidewalk in the 6900 block of Strawberry Drive in Bryans Road when unknown suspect(s) fired a BB gun, striking her once. She was transported to a hospital where she was treated for a minor injury. PFC. D Raby is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Nov. 9 at 12:15 a.m., officers responded to the 11600 block of Lewisham Place in Waldorf after a witness reported seeing two people – a male and a female – slashing tires on two cars. Officers canvassed the area, but the suspects were gone. Both cars belonged to the same person. Cpl. C. Long is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Nov. 6 between 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 700 block of Barrington Drive in Waldorf and stole electronics, firearms and other items. Officer C. Caywood 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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