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: Between August 17 and August 20, an 18″ Stihl brand chainsaw was stolen from an unlocked shed in the 9300 block of Goose Bay Lane in Welcome. Officer T. McKimmie is investigating.

BURGLARY:  On August 18 between 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 8000 block of Annapolis Woods Road in Welcome and stole a gun, cash and frozen meals. Officer T. McKimmie is investigating.

Swann, Charles Michael

Charles Swann

OFFICERS APPREHEND SUSPECT IN ROBBERY AND ASSAULT: On August 18 at 11:50 a.m., officers responded to the 5100 block of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed a lone male entered a gas station, took a soda and left without paying. The clerk approached the suspect in the parking lot at which time the suspect assaulted the employee and fled.  Officers canvassed the area and located the suspect a short distance away. Charles Swann, 37, of Nanjemoy, was arrested and charged with assault, robbery and theft.  PFC J. Campbell investigated.

BICYCLES STOLEN: Between August 16 and August 17, a blue and gray-colored Dart BMX bicycle and a black BMX bicycle were stolen from the 800 block of Barrington Drive in Waldorf. Officer S. Hooper is investigating.

OFFICERS CONDUCT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS: On August 17, members of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit, along with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police and Maryland State Police, conducted commercial vehicle safety inspections in the area of Crain Highway between the Potomac River and Route 257. A total of 20 commercial motor carrier inspections were conducted. Four commercial motor vehicles were placed out of service for safety violations; 13 warnings were written and 12 citations were issued.

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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