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.

ACCIDENT INVOLVING SCHOOL BUS ON POPLAR HILL ROAD: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit is investigating an accident on Poplar Hill Road which involved a school bus and two other vehicles. The call came in at approximately 2:30 p.m. regarding an accident involving a school bus. Preliminary investigation reveals a vehicle, which was occupied by only the driver, reportedly struck the side of the school bus, went on to strike another car, and then became disabled. There were 8 occupants on the school bus, including seven students and the driver, none of whom were injured. There were 2 adults in the second vehicle that was struck, both of whom were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the striking vehicle was uninjured. The school bus had minor damage and was driven away from the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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 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