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.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: On January 10 at 1:16 p.m., officers responded to the 5200 block of Sturgeon Court in Waldorf after a homeowner reported finding a gun near her house. Further, a witness reported seeing two males, one possibly with blood on his face and clothing, get into a silver or gray passenger vehicle nearby. Officers observed a small amount of blood on the scene, and the gun turned out to be an air soft gun. There were no reports of anyone seeking treatment for related injuries. Officer J. Brown is investigating.

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLES: On January 10 at 11:23 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Compton Road in Waldorf for the report of a theft from a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, officers made contact with two victims who advised that sometime during the night or early morning, unknown individual(s) stole property from their unsecured cars and left the vehicle hoods open. Officer B. Keys is investigating. Citizens are reminded to remove all valuables and lock their vehicles when parked and unattended.

STOLEN ATV: Sometime between 7:30 p.m. on January 9 and 10:30 a.m. on January 10, unknown suspect(s) cut a lock and forced entry into a shed in the 12000 block of Welsh Lane in Waldorf. An ATV was stolen. Officer L. Miles 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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