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.

DETECTIVES CHARGE SUSPECT IN MULTIPLE SCHOOL AND CHURCH BURGLARIES: On July 30, detectives assigned to the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division arrested Mortimer Mumpford Wade, 19, of Accokeek, in connection with two school burglaries, two church burglaries and another burglary at a business. All of the burglaries occurred in late June and early July. Wade stole a cello, a bass and toothpaste from the schools. From the churches he took a sound-board and other items. And from the business, he stole a large, flat screen TV. Wade was connected to the crimes after detectives learned he was trying to sell the instruments. Detectives followed up on additional leads and subsequently linked Wade to the cases. Wade was charged with burglary, theft under $10,000 and theft scheme under $10,000. Det. J. McKenzie, Det. E. Weaver and Det. J. Feldman investigated.

BURGLARY: On August 9 at 11:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house by entering an open window in the 8700 block of Special Place in Nanjemoy. The suspect fled without taking anything after being confronted by the homeowner. Officer B. Flynn is investigating.

BURGLARY: On August 11 at 1:07 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Van Buren Road in Waldorf for a reported burglary. The homeowners indicated unknown suspect(s) entered the house, possibly through an unlocked door, and stole two long guns and other items. Officer C. Caywood is investigating.

ROBBERY: On August 11 at 12:19 a.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Heathcote Road in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed an unknown suspect forced his way into the residence after confronting a resident who was outside smoking a cigarette. The suspect showed a gun and forced the man inside where he then demanded money from the residents. The suspect indicated he was at the wrong address but took a small amount of cash and fled. The suspect is described as a black male with a thin build, a fresh-trimmed close haircut and a long beard. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black shirt with gold lettering and black jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer B. Clark at (301) 932-2222. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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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