Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY / POSSIBLE POLICE IMPERSONATOR: On November 10 at 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Middletown Road near Rocky Place in Bennsville for the report of suspicious activity. A male called 9-1-1 and said a man driving a car with a spotlight and flashing blue lights pulled him over. The driver indicated the man was wearing what appeared to be a dark-colored uniform. When the man approached the driver, he told the driver he was speeding. He then got back into his car and left. The driver described the man as African American, 5’8” and slightly overweight. The driver was not able to provide any other details. Officers canvassed the area but did not locate the vehicle. Further, a computer check revealed there were no traffic stops reported in that area and there have not been any similar reports. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call PFC M. O’Shields at (301) 609-6557. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.

WITNESSES TO SERIOUS CAR CRASH SOUGHT: On November 9 at 2:50 p.m., officers responded to Radio Station Road in La Plata for the report of a motor vehicle crash in which a sedan had rolled over and caught fire. Prior to police arrival, two children – ages 2 and 7 – were removed from the vehicle by passersby. The driver, who was trapped, was extricated by members of the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of the vehicle crossed the center line, left the roadway, struck a ditch, overturned, and then struck trees. The children were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The driver was flown to a hospital in serious condition. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact M/Cpl. Jason Hopkins at (301) 932-2222.

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

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: