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.

FLEEING AND ELUDING: On June 9 at approximately 9:18 p.m., an officer was on routine patrol when he spotted two motorcycles travelling at a high rate of speed in the area of northbound Crain Highway and Fairgrounds Road in La Plata. After a brief pursuit, one of the motorcycles stalled as it attempted to make a U-turn while heading north on St. Mary’s Avenue. PFC Halt apprehended the suspect, and an investigation revealed that the tags on the motorcycle had been reported stolen in Fairfax, VA. The VIN and other identifying stickers had been removed. The suspect, Shawn Louis Dyson, Jr., 31, of Waldorf, was also found to be wanted by the CCSO for violation of probation. Dyson was arrested and charged accordingly. The investigation into the identity of the second motorcycle driver is ongoing.

STOLEN/RECOVERED VEHICLE: On June 8, officers responded to a car dealership located in the 2200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, officers interviewed employees who stated that when they conducted an inventory of the lot, a 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV was discovered to be missing.  OnStar was contacted, and information revealed the vehicle was possibly in New Jersey. Local police were contacted and were able to locate a matching vehicle with a differing identification plate. On June 9, CCSO Auto Theft Detectives travelled to Bridgewater, NJ, to inspect the vehicle, and there they identified it as the stolen vehicle. Evidence was recovered linking the theft to a suspect. PFC E. Weaver is investigating.

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE: Sometime between the hours of 9:20 p.m. on June 6 and 8:30 a.m. on June 7, unknown suspect(s) stole items, including a wallet and credit cards, from a vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Bryant Court in Waldorf. PFC S. Hooper 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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