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.

BURGLARY: On June 20, a homeowner reported someone broke into his house in the 9500 block of Lomax Road in Faulkner and stole appliances and food. The house had been vacant for a few months.  Officer S. Hooper is investigating.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE: On June 18 at 6:27 a.m., Cpl. J. Timko was patrolling the area of Berry Road near Crain Highway in Waldorf when he noticed a car abandoned in the roadway. A computer check revealed the car was stolen. Officer A. Duckett recalled seeing the car being driven moments earlier and provided a description of the driver. Sgt. H. Smith canvassed the area and observed the driver at a nearby shopping center. Investigation showed the driver, Francis Earl Carter, III, 29, of Oxon Hill,  stole the car from a newspaper deliveryman who left the car running and unattended for  a short period of time. The suspect left the car in the road because it ran out of gas. Carter was charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, theft over $1,000 and driving with a suspended driver’s license.

ROBBERY: On June 17 at 11 p.m., officers responded to the 6000 block of Red Squirrel Place in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed the victim was making a pizza delivery when two males approached, displayed a handgun and demanded money and the pizza. The victim complied and the suspects fled. Officer P. DeBoe is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: During the overnight hours of June 17, unknown suspect(s) jumped on the hoods of several parked cars in 4300 block of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head and damaged the vehicles. PFC E. Baker is investigating.

BURGLARY: On June 16 between 6:10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 3100 block of Heathcote Road in Waldorf and stole electronics. PFC. A. Duckett is investigating.

THEFT OF TIRES: On June 15 at 4:35 a.m., officers responded to the 11200 block of Heron Place in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Investigation showed unknown suspect(s) removed four tires and rims from a car. Officer C. Gustafson 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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