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.

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION: At approximately 3:40 p.m. on January 22, officers responded to the area of Poplar Hill Road and Mattawoman Beantown Road for the report of a motor vehicle collision. An investigation revealed that a 2005 Honda Accord was traveling southbound on Poplar Hill Road when the operator lost control of the car in the snowy conditions. The vehicle slid across the center line and struck a northbound tractor trailer. The operator of the Honda was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The operator and passenger in the tractor-trailer were not injured. M/Cpl. J. Hopkins investigated.

STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED: On December 1, officers responded to a business in the 10000 block of Berry Road in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Upon arrival, officers learned that a man entered the business, stole tobacco products, and fled in a black SUV driven by a female. A review of the video surveillance revealed the SUV was one that had been reported stolen on November 25 from the 6000 block of Peccary Street in Waldorf. The stolen SUV was located abandoned in Waldorf.  The suspects’ images were also captured in the video, and detectives were able to identify the 16-year-old female driver. The female was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and driving without a license. The male passenger was also identified, and on January 22 warrant officers located and arrested Nehemiah Nicholas, 18 of Waldorf. Nicholas was charged with theft under $100 and unauthorized removal of property. Det. D. Savoy investigated.

ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE BURGLARY: On January 21 at 9:15 a.m., officers responded to the 4000 block of Dematha Court in Nanjemoy for the report of an intrusion alarm. Upon arrival, officers observed damage to the door leading to the basement and shoe prints around the residence. It does not appear that entry was gained. Cpl. J. Rager 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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