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.

CCSO DETECTIVES IDENTIFY BURGLARY SUSPECTS AND RECOVER STOLEN GOODS:  Charles County Sheriff’s detectives R. Johnson, J. Morales and J. Riffle arrested three suspects in connection with a burglary that occurred in Waldorf. On Oct. 22, during the early afternoon, three males broke into a house on Briscoe Farm Road and stole numerous guns, a gaming system, collectible coins and a jar of loose coins. The homeowner reported the break in at about 4:30 p.m.  Detectives Johnson, Morales and Riffle worked several leads and subsequently identified the suspects.

Investigators obtained four search warrants and on Tuesday, October 27 the warrants were served in the Hughesville and Mechanicsville areas. With the help of CCSO SWAT teams and the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office SWAT teams, detectives located six stolen guns. They also found 15 grams of heroin with a street value of $2,000. The suspects, Christopher Alan David, 25 of Hughesville; Joseph Antonio Davis, 23, of Hughesville and Ryan Gregory Howard, 25, of Waldorf were arrested and charged with burglary. Additional charges are pending further investigation.

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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