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.

POSSESSION OF DRUGS: On March 24 at 12:22 a.m., Officer R. Kimble initiated a traffic stop on Oak Avenue in La Plata. An investigation revealed a large amount of marijuana as well as cocaine, pills, cash and paraphernalia in the car. Kenneth Walter Hill, 46, of Port Tobacco was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

STOLEN VEHICLE: Sometime between 5 p.m. March 20 and 7 a.m. March 22, unknown suspect(s) stole a 2005 burgundy Dodge Magnum SXT Special edition with Maryland tags which was parked in front of a residence in the 2400 block of Lake Drive in Waldorf. Officer C. Chamblee is investigating.

ARMED ROBBERY: On March 20 at 11:34 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 2500 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed two men with handguns entered the store wearing ski masks and gloves, announced a robbery and stole money. Officer C. Gregory is investigating.

ROBBERY: On March 21 at 10:58 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 2000 block of St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed two males forced their way inside the business, assaulted the cashier, stole cash and fled the scene. Det. T. Hemsley is investigating.

BURGLARY: On March 19 at 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Stoddert Avenue in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Witnesses reported seeing an unknown male enter the rear of the residence and flee with a suitcase full of items. The suspect is described as a black male with light skin, approximately 5’9” and 165 pounds. He is possibly in his 20’s. Officer A. Duckett is investigating.

ASSAULT: Two teens were recently arrested after assaulting another teen at Thomas Stone High School on March 11. Cpl.  J. Cooney, a school resource officer,  was made aware of the assault and initiated an investigation which revealed one suspect assaulted the victim, breaking his jaw, while another suspect prevented others from assisting the victim. The assault occurred in the parking lot. Both teens were charged as adults with first and second-degree assault.

Report prepared by Karlee Adams, CCSO

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