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.

WHEELS AND RIMS STOLEN: During the overnight hours of Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, unknown suspect(s) stole four wheels and rims from a Nissan Maxima parked in the area of Helen Drive in Indian Head. PFC F. Davis Jr. is investigating.

VANDALISM: During the overnight hours of Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, unknown suspect(s) used a red magic marker and wrote profanity on the front door of the Children’s Learning Center at the College of Southern Maryland. No other damage was reported. PFC W. Halt is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime during the month of July, unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 11500 block of Hornbeam Court in Waldorf and stole a game system. The homeowner had been away during the burglary. Officer C. Chamblee is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Aug. 24 between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., unknown suspect(s)  broke into a house in the 430 block of Eagle Court in Waldorf and stole a game system. Officer C. Chamblee is investigating.

ARSON: On Aug. 24 at 12:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) set two trashcans on fire: one in the 100 block of Mattingly Avenue and the other in the 100 block of Woodland Road in Indian Head. PFC M. O’Shields is investigating.

ATTEMPTED THEFT: On Aug. 24 at 3:30 a.m., witnesses observed three males attempting to steal a tire from a parked car in the 500 block of University Drive in Waldorf. The witnesses confronted the suspects who fled upon being detected. Cpl. J. Cooney and Officer J. Bottorf responded and located three suspects in the parking lot of a nearby business on Billingsley Road. The males were located in their car which had a flat tire. They were positively identified as the three subjects attempting to steal the tires. In addition, the driver of the car, Demetrius Maurice Gibbs, 23, of Waldorf, was found to be impaired. He was arrested and charged with attempted theft and driving under the influence. The other males, both juveniles, were charged with attempted theft.

SUSPECTS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF DRUGS WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE: On August 22 at 6:33 p.m., Cpl. T. Yates was on bike patrol in the 2000 block of St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf when he observed several suspects smoking what appeared to be marijuana. The suspects fled upon being detected but were detained by officers who were nearby. Officers found 15 baggies of marijuana on one person and 16 baggies of marijuana on another suspect. Noah Asiah Bell, 18, of Waldorf, and a 17-year-old male were charged with possession of illegal drugs with the intent to distribute. Officer S. Hooper made the arrest.

WITNESS OBSERVES BURGLARY IN PROGRESS AND OFFICERS APPREHEND SUSPECTS: On August 22 at 12:09 p.m., a witness called 911 and reported a burglary in progress in the 4400 block of Bayhill Court in Waldorf. Three males climbed over a fence, stole two bicycles and fled. The witness followed the suspects to a nearby shopping center where officers located them. The bikes were confirmed stolen and the suspects were charged as juveniles with theft. The bikes were returned to their owner. PFC P. DeBoe investigated.

BURGLARY AND DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Between Aug. 19 and Aug. 21,  unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 9700 block of Hickory Lane in La Plata and smashed several walls and stole piping. An HVAC was also stolen. Officer B. Cox investigated.

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      

Media Contact
Diane Richardson