DATE: March 20, 2018        
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
301-609-6538 or (240) 419-0646

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.

CCSO TRAFFIC OPERATIONS UNIT INVESTIGATING FATAL ACCIDENT ON PLAZA DRIVE: On March 19 at approximately 7:15 p.m., a vehicle was stopped in the westbound lane on Plaza Drive at Western Parkway. Another vehicle travelling in the same direction struck the stopped vehicle in the rear. Citizens who witnessed the collision stopped to render aid. The driver of the striking vehicle, identified as Guillermo Sanchez, 64, of Waldorf, was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the stopped vehicle was uninjured. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or stopped at the crash site to render aid to please call 301-932-3062 or 301-932-2222.

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. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. 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. Tips can also be submitted online at or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching “P3tips.” For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: 

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