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.

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT: On March 12 members of Patrol Operations conducted traffic enforcement in the area of Davis Road, Mill Hill Road, and Middletown Road in response to numerous complaints of dirt bikes and ATV’s being operated recklessly on the roadways. During the operation, officers observed an ATV being operated in a reckless manner. Daquan Shipale Lawrence, 18 of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, negligent driving, and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle. Pfc. K. Makle and Pfc. J. Squriewell investigated.

BURGLARY: On March 12 at 12:23 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of October Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. An investigation revealed that the front door had been forced open and two televisions had been stolen. Pfc. C. Garner is investigating.

STOLEN VEHICLE: Sometime between 12:35 p.m. and 12:50 p.m. on March 12, a vehicle was stolen from a residential parking lot in the 6000 block of Thoroughbred Court in Waldorf. The car was unlocked, and the keys were inside. Officer S. Hillman is investigating.

STOLEN GAS CANS: Sometime between 6 p.m. on March 5 and 9 a.m. on March 12, three full gas cans were stolen from a residence in the 10500 block of White Stag Road in La Plata. Officer B. Rash is investigating.

OFFICERS RECOVER STOLEN VEHICLE: On March 11 at 4 p.m., officers responded to the area of Bassford Road at Notched Beak Court in Waldorf for the report of an abandoned vehicle. Officers located the vehicle, which was stripped of its wheels, interior, and various engine components, and an investigation revealed that it had been reported stolen in Prince George’s County earlier that day. Pfc. J. Foster is investigating.

STRONG ARM ROBBERY: At 7:26 a.m. on March 9, officers responded to the 3500 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a theft in progress. Upon arrival, officers interviewed the victim who stated that he was in his backyard when the suspect approached him from the woods. After engaging in conversation, the suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet from his back pocket, assaulted him, and fled into the woods toward Industrial Park Drive. An officer and his K9 partner located the victim’s wallet during a track, but the suspect was not located. Evidence was collected. Officer B. Morrison 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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