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.

POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA/POSSESSION OF HANDGUN: On February 10 at 7:50 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop in a parking lot in the 3300 block of Western Parkway after observing the vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. After making contact with the driver, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Further investigation revealed containers of marijuana, a digital scale, and a loaded 9mm handgun. Dementrous Von Smith, 19 of Waldorf, and Brian Anthony Williams, Jr., 18 of Waldorf, were arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a handgun. Officer J. Wilson investigated.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: On February 10 at 2:10 p.m., officers responded to the 3400 block of Promenade Place in Waldorf for the report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers interviewed the victim who stated that an unknown subject approached his vehicle on foot as he was entering a parking garage. When the victim rolled his window down, the suspect pointed a black handgun at him. The victim thought he was being robbed, at which time he told the suspect he did not have anything; the suspect then walked away. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20’s with short blond hair wearing tan pants, tan boots, and a black fleece jacket. There have been no similar incidents reported. Pfc. E. Baker 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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