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.

SECOND-DEGREE BURGLARY: On January 6 at 3 p.m., officers responded to the 13000 block of Swindler Road in Newburg for the report of a burglary. Farm equipment was stolen from in and around the victim’s barn. Pfc. J. Campbell is investigating.

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE: On January 5 at 9:49 p.m., officers responded to Beth Court in Indian Head for the report of a theft from a motor vehicle. The investigation showed a purse was stolen from the vehicle. A witness reported seeing a male dressed in dark clothing running away from the area at approximately 9:45 p.m. Pfc. R. Smith is investigating.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On January 5 at 11:32 a.m., two people were sitting in a parked car in the 4800 block of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head when an unknown truck approached and someone inside the truck fired a BB gun at the parked car, shattering the driver’s window. The suspect truck fled. Neither of the occupants in the car were injured. The victims called 911 and followed the truck to the 5400 block of Chapman’s Landing Road, where they waited for officers to arrive. Upon arrival, officers located the unoccupied truck in the woods. Officers subsequently identified and located three suspects – two 17-year-old males and a 16-year-old male. The suspects were charged as adults with first-degree assault. Cpl. T. Yates 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 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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