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.

BREAKING AND ENTERING: On September 21 at 3:34 a.m., unknown suspect(s) pried open a door to a pizza delivery business in the 1100 block of Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf. The suspect(s) made entry and attempted to steal money but were unsuccessful. Pfc. R. Gass is investigating.

JOINT AGENCY SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT: On September 20 between 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Maryland State Police, Natural Resources Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police and La Plata Police Department, conducted a sobriety checkpoint on northbound and southbound Leonardtown Road south of Renner Road. The checkpoint was conducted using funding from a grant provided by the Maryland Highway Safety Office. A total of 1,534 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Officers issued seven citations, seven warnings, and two equipment repair orders. One person was charged with possession of marijuana. Two motorists were tested for suspected impairment; one was arrested for an illegal drug offense. Of the citations issued, one was to a suspended driver and another was for a vehicle with suspended registration plates.

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, 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