Charles County Crime Solvers

UPDATE: Police Release Name of 18-Year-Old Man Murdered in Waldorf

UPDATE: Police Release Name of 18-Year-Old Man Murdered in Waldorf

UPDATE – 12/15/2017 – Press Release from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office: On December 14 at approximately 8:24 p.m., officers responded to the 8000 block of Holly Avenue in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a victim not breathing and suffering from several gunshot wounds to his torso. The victim...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Locating Critical Man

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Locating Critical Man

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating William Alexander Smith, 81, of Indian Head. It is believed that Smith wandered off from his home in the Woodland Village neighborhood in Indian Head, but it is unclear when he left. Smith is described as a black male, 5’8”, 140 pounds,...
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Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Charles County

Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Charles County

DUI Arrests for the La Plata Barrack from 11/21/17 through 12/03/17
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UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: 12/1/2017: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation of Joseph Elmer Rohls, 80, of Newburg, who was arrested on Nov. 22, 2017, and charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. Since his arrest, two other victims have come forward and reported Rohls had sexually assaulted them when they were young girls. Detectives...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Attempted Robbery

Police in Charles County Investigating Attempted Robbery

On November 24 at 10:27 p.m., officers responded to a convenience store in the 1000 block of St. Ignatius Drive in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed the suspect entered the business, approached a clerk, and implied he had a weapon. He demanded the clerk open the drawers to the cash...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Seek Public’s Help Solving Cold Case

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Seek Public’s Help Solving Cold Case

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in solving a murder that occurred 37 years ago. Deborah Ann “Missy” Brooks, 17, was abducted on November 13, 1980, just blocks from her house in Northeast Washington, DC. Her body was discovered the following day in a wooded area in Charles County. Her brother,...
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Police in Charles County Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

Police in Charles County Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

On Friday, October 27, 2017, between 8:30-8:55 a.m., a male entered a store in Waldorf, put a red Razor scooter in his cart, and walked out without paying. Anyone with information about the male’s identity is asked to contact PFC A. Coulby via e-mail at coulbya@ccso.us and refer to IR 17-10215.
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Bel Alton Man Wanted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Bel Alton Man Wanted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the whereabouts of Christopher Jonathan Ansell, 27, of Bel Alton, who has three open warrants relating to burglary and domestic violence. Ansell is 5’7” and weighs approximately 145 pounds. He has black hair, green eyes, and tattoos on both arms. Anyone with information is asked to call (301)...
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WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Escape

WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Escape

On October 16, 2017, inmate David Logan Scopin, 32 of Waldorf, left a treatment facility, in violation of his pre-trial commitment. Scopin, was last seen operating a black 2003, Pontiac Sunbird. Scopin’s last known address is in Waldorf, and he also has family in Baltimore. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det....
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North Carolina Sex Offender to be Charged After Entering High Schools in Southern Maryland

North Carolina Sex Offender to be Charged After Entering High Schools in Southern Maryland

On Monday, October 02, 2017, Detective R. Williams, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, received information from an anonymous tip that Christopher Daniel Lee, 52, of Salemburg, North Carolina, was a registered Sex Offender in the Stale of North Carolina. The tip further stated that Lee had been seen at a High School band...
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VIDEO: Multiple Arrests Made in St. Mary’s County Warrant Sweep

VIDEO: Multiple Arrests Made in St. Mary’s County Warrant Sweep

On October 10, 2017, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, participated in a joint warrant sweep. The warrant sweep took place in St. Mary’s County, with the focus on locating those with warrants from other jurisdictions who are residing...
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Charles County – Missing Person, Bobby Ray Allen, Jr.

Charles County – Missing Person, Bobby Ray Allen, Jr.

Charles County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating the pictured person. On Monday, October 2, 2017, Bobby Ray Allen, Jr., left his residence in Waldorf and he has not been in contact since. He left his cell phone at home and did not take any additional clothes. His family is...
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Police in Charles County Looking for Additional Theft Victims

Police in Charles County Looking for Additional Theft Victims

On Thursday, September 5, 2017, a victim witnessed a man stealing property from his garage. An investigation followed, and a suspect was developed. On September 26, Detectives Burgess and Weaver went to a vacant residence in the 8100 block of Bensville Road in Waldorf where they suspected stolen property was being stored. Upon arrival,...
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UPDATE: Charles County Shooting/Attempted Murder Suspect Located

UPDATE: Charles County Shooting/Attempted Murder Suspect Located

UPDATE 10/2/2017: Suspect Trevon Chisley turned himself in to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Waldorf station. Anyone with information is still urged to call Detective J. Elliott at 301-609-6515. 10/1/2017: On Sunday, October 1, 2017, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2000 block of Amber Leaf...
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Crime Solvers Offers Reward for Information on Home Invasion Suspects

Crime Solvers Offers Reward for Information on Home Invasion Suspects

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the identities of three men responsible for a home invasion and robbery. On Sunday, September 3, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., three suspects broke into a house in the 3500 block of Elsa Avenue in Waldorf. They bound two adult residents and stole money and guns. The suspects...
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Tips to Police in Charles County Lead to Robbery Arrest

Tips to Police in Charles County Lead to Robbery Arrest

Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division say tips from the community and the Crime Solvers’ tip line helped them identify the suspect in an attempted robbery that occurred last month. As a result of the tips, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Russell Eugene Willett, Jr., 25, of Bryans...
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UPDATE: Indian Head Man Charged with Murder

UPDATE: Indian Head Man Charged with Murder

UPDATE: On Monday, September 4, 2017, at approximately 1:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6000 block of Port Tobacco Road in Indian Head for the report of a shooting in which two males had been shot. Prior to arrival, officers learned the victims fled on foot. Officers and...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information on Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information on Robbery

On August 26 at 8:33 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1100 block of Heritage Place in Waldorf for the report of a citizen robbery. Investigation showed the victim was walking home from a store when two suspects walked up behind him and said, “Give me everything!” The victim...
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Suspects in ATM Theft Apprehended / Cash Reward Offered for Additional Arrests

Suspects in ATM Theft Apprehended / Cash Reward Offered for Additional Arrests

On August 8, 2017,  at approximately 11:25 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an intrusion alarm at the CVS located at 4200 Altamont Place in White Plains. As officers responded, a citizen advised of seeing a large pick-up truck back into the front of the building. Three suspects got...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Theft Scheme

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Theft Scheme

On August 23 at 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Investigation showed a lone male suspect approached a woman as she left a grocery store in Clinton. The man, who spoke with a heavy accent, told the victim he won $80,000...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspects Whereabouts

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspects Whereabouts

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has Identified Toney Martin Thomas in three theft cases. Mr. Thomas’s  method of operation is to target female senior citizens in a commercial establishment, steal their wallet and to go to a nearby store and use the victim’s credit cards before the victim knows they have been stolen. In all...
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Police in Charles County Identify Suspects in Multiple Thefts from Autos

Police in Charles County Identify Suspects in Multiple Thefts from Autos

Recently, a large number of thefts from motor vehicles occurred in the LaPlata area. A joint investigation between the La Plata Police Department and the CCSO resulted in the arrests of several suspects. Search and seizure warrants were served, and evidence linking the suspects to the crimes was recovered. Kemonte Fleet, 18, of La...
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Deputies in Charles County Recover Stolen Car and Other Items

Deputies in Charles County Recover Stolen Car and Other Items

On August 15, 2017, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8200 block of Melody Acres Drive, in Welcome for the report of a stolen Toyota Tacoma. While on the scene, officers observed an abandoned black Chevy Impala with the keys in the ignition. A check of the registration plates revealed the...
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Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Vehicle Arson in Waldorf

Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Vehicle Arson in Waldorf

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, police responded to Dorset Drive, in Waldorf, after the owner of a black, Chevrolet Camaro SS reported a fire was set to the driver’s side floorboard. Between the evening hours of 8/3/17 and the afternoon hours of 8/6/17, unknown suspect(s) made entry into the vehicle and attempted to set...
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VIDEO – Police Still Investigating Armed Robbery of Green Turtle in La Plata

VIDEO – Police Still Investigating Armed Robbery of Green Turtle in La Plata

On March 2, 2017, at approximately 2:12 a.m., three males wearing masks and dark clothing entered an unlocked door of the Green Turtle on St. Mary’s Avenue in La Plata and approached an employee. One of the suspects was armed with a gun and ordered the employee to give them cash. After obtaining money,...
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