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.

SUSPECT CHARGED IN FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 5 at approximately 7:20 p.m., officers responded to the 12000 block of Council Oak Drive in Waldorf for the report of an injured person. Upon arrival, officers found a man and woman with serious injuries. Investigation revealed the couple’s son, Brandon Arthur Swinson, 19, of Waldorf, assaulted them for unknown reasons and fled. The victims were flown to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Officers arrested Swinson during the early morning hours of August 6. He was charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and violating a protective order. Detective B. Buchanan is investigating.

THEFT OF RIMS/ CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On August 4, during the daytime hours, unknown suspect(s) stole tires and rims from three cars and damaged another car at the Mattawoman Park and Ride located in the 3000 block of Mattawoman Beantown Road in Waldorf.  Officers patrolled the parking lot at about 10:20 a.m. that morning indicating the thefts occurred sometime after that. Anyone with information about these thefts  is asked to call PFC P. Alvarez at (301) 932-2222. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at  A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s).

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY AND THEFTS: During the overnight hours between July 31 and August 1, unknown suspect(s) broke out the windows of three vehicles parked in the 3000 block of Waldorf Market Place. The suspect(s) rummaged through the vehicles and stole loose change and other items of value. Officer C. Chamblee 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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