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.

ACCIDENTAL INJURY: On January 27 at 3:48 p.m., officers responded to the 3300 block of Patapsco Place in Waldorf for the report of an accidental shooting. A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, a two year-old boy, obtained his father’s unsecured handgun while his father was asleep and accidentally shot himself in the leg. The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Det. J. Elliott is investigating.

DEATH INVESTIGATION: On January 27 at 1:25 p.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road for the report of a subject not breathing. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male deceased in the wooded area. There were no obvious signs of injury. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will perform an autopsy. Det. B. Buchanan 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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