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. 

MISSING/LOCATED JUVENILE: On Sept. 23 at 9:17 p.m., officers responded to Forest Park Baptist Church in Waldorf for the report of a missing 11 year old juvenile. Upon arrival it was learned that a church counselor noticed the child was not in a study group that he was supposed to be in. Searches of the church premises and parents’ residences were conducted by the responding officers, CCSO K-9, Maryland State Police Trooper 7 and Bay K-9 Search and Recovery. The child was subsequently located sleeping under a tree approximately 150 yards away from the church. The child was safe and in good health, and was returned to his mother who was waiting at the church.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Sept. 23 at 7:41 p.m., officers responded to the 5000 block of Toyer Place in Marbury for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers met with two adult male individuals with injuries consistent with being assaulted with an edged weapon. Both individuals were transported to hospitals with serious injuries. Seven minutes later, officers responded to the nearby Marbury Fire/EMS Station at 7035 Poorhouse Road to assist with four individuals who arrived at the fire station advising that they had been assaulted by the two individuals on Toyer Place. Two of the four individuals, a male and a female, were transported to nearby hospitals with serious injuries. All six individuals involved are known to each other and it appears this incident was related to a dispute. Detective C. Shankster 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 and 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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