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.

FIRST-DEGREE BURGLARY: On Jan. 21, officers responded to a residence in the 11600 block of Monaghan Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. The suspect(s) broke a window in the back of the residence, stole several items and cash and fled the scene. Officer A. Coulby is investigating.

SECOND-DEGREE BURGLARY: On Jan. 21 at 3:27 a.m., officers responded to a business located in the 15200 block of Prince Frederick Road in Hughesville for an alarm. Investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) entered through a side door and stole several items. Officer R. Smith is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Jan. 21 at 9:35 a.m., Officer C. Garner was conducting a patrol check in the 2200 block of Harford Court in Waldorf when he noticed the front door of a residence was wide open. Investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) broke into the house through the front door and stole a copper pipe.

TIRE THEFT: On Jan. 21 at 12 p.m., Officer A. Bringley responded to the Park and Ride located on St. Patricks Drive in Waldorf for the report of a tire theft. Investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) removed all four tires from a 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche and left the vehicle on milk crates.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: On Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m., officers responded to Malcolm Elementary School located at 14760 Poplar Hill Road in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity. Investigation revealed a teenaged male was seen walking around the school, possibly taking pictures. When staff approached, the male ran to a silver SUV and left. There were no students outside at the time. The subject is described as a black male in his teens, 5’9”, with short hair. He was wearing a red jacket and blue jeans. Officer J. Foster is investigating.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 6:24 p.m. on Jan. 20, unknown suspect(s) attempted to break into a residence located in the 7200 block of Glen Albin Road in La Plata. The suspects damaged the lock but did not get into the house. Officer R. Kimble is investigating.

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLES: On Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m., Officer J. Ryan responded to a residence in the 10300 block of Stewards Chance Lane in White Plains for the report of a theft. Investigation revealed the suspect broke into the vehicle at 4:23 a.m. and stole a dash mounted radio from the vehicle. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall and 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray sweat suit, gray hat and black gloves.

THEFT: Sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, unknown suspect(s) stole copper wire and piping from a vacant house in the 3600 block of Kempsford Field Place in Waldorf. Officer A. Duckett 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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