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.

PATROL OFFICERS APPREHEND THEFT SUSPECTS: On December 5 at 10:54 a.m., officers responded to the Burlington Coat Factory store located in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of shoplifting in progress. Upon arrival, officers located the three accused. An investigation revealed that a customer observed the suspects make several trips from the store to their car with carts full of merchandise and notified the store manager, who then contacted the CCSO. All of the stolen merchandise, totaling over $2,600, was recovered from the vehicle. Gregory Lee Boseman, 41 of Knightdale, NC, Stacy Valdez Wise, 25 of Knightdale, NC, and Tausha Onica Macon-Ruffin, 35 of Knightdale, NC, were arrested and charged with theft.

RECKLESS DRIVING, POSSESSION OF CDS: On December 5 at 2:22 a.m., Officer A. Bringley observed two suspicious vehicles with their lights off in the rear of Bensville Park when conducting a patrol check. As the officer approached the vehicles, one driver turned on his lights and accelerated toward him, narrowly avoiding a collision. The suspect then fled, stopped a short distance later, and was apprehended. A search revealed a bag of cocaine inside his wallet. Branden Alan Murphy, 28 of White Plains, was arrested and charged with several charges including possession, reckless driving, and driving while intoxicated.

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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