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 CRASH: On Feb. 24 at 4:03 a.m., officers responded to the area of Hampton Court in Bryans Road for the report of a car that crashed into a building. The driver of a Jeep Cherokee indicated she was pulling into a parking space when she knocked over a soda bottle, which landed under the brake pedal. She was unable to stop her vehicle, which struck her residence and caused structural damage. The residence was condemned by the fire department. There were no injuries associated with this crash. PFC R. Herbert investigated.

OFFICERS SAFELY APPREHEND ARMED SUICIDAL PERSON: On Feb. 23 at 12:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to a house in White Plains for the report of a woman who was possibly armed with a gun and threatening suicide. While en route, officers learned the woman may have fired a shot from a gun inside her house. Lt. M. Butler, Sgt. M. Thompson, M/Cpl. J. Hopkins, Cpl. G. Holt, PFC W. Halt, PFC P. Sady, Officer R. McMullen, Officer B. Rash, CCSO K9 officers Cpl. C. Clevenger and PFC B. Kunz, and two MSP Troopers responded to the scene. They verified a shot had indeed been fired and established a perimeter surrounding the house. Additional officers arrived to assist. Sgt. M. Clark made contact with the woman via the telephone and talked with her. He developed a rapport and was able to convince her to secure the gun. At about 12:43 p.m., Sgt. Clark convinced the woman to exit her house where she was safely taken into custody. Officers found a spent shell casing inside the house and two long guns.  The woman was transported to CRMC for a medical evaluation.

BURGLARY: On Feb. 22 at 9:51 a.m., officers responded to the 9000 block of Hanley Court in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity. The caller reported seeing two people enter a house that was known to be vacant. When officers arrived, the suspects were located inside the house. While investigating, officers located 15 grams of marijuana packaged to sell. In addition, a digital scale and plastic wrap were recovered.  Jawan Dewayne Howze, 21, of Waldorf and Nichelle Larae Segarra, 22, of Woodbridge, were arrested and charged with burglary and possession with intent to distribute drugs. PFC J. Fromme 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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