Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Power Substation

October 9, 2019

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to a SMECO power substation located at the 12000 block of Substation Road in Waldorf for the report of an explosion and fire.

Representatives from SMECO responded and assisted first responders with entering the facility due to the presence of high voltage electricity.

Once inside, an unidentified male was located deceased approximately two stories above the ground amongst the high voltage equipment. The power substation is surrounded by a tall chain-link fence with two gates that were secured with locks.

At this time, it is unknown how the male gained entry.

Detectives assigned to the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene to assume the investigation.

The identity of the deceased is unknown at this time. He was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy will be performed.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Det. J. Long at (301) 609-6502.

The investigation is ongoing.


16 Responses to Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Power Substation

  1. Pam442 on October 9, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Was he trying to steal copper wire?

    • Anonymous on October 17, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Probably

  2. Idiots Everywhere on October 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Darwin award winner!

  3. Anonymous on October 9, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    What a terrible way to die.

  4. Spiderman on October 9, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    That Shocker is always evading me

  5. Anonymous on October 9, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    prayers and thoughts

    • Anonymous on October 11, 2019 at 7:18 pm

      Thoughts and prayers

  6. Anonymous on October 9, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    A horrible way to end a life.

  7. Anonymous on October 9, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    I would assume it was suicide.
    Very sad to say the least.

    • Anonymous on October 14, 2019 at 6:41 am

      Suicide? You gotta be one dumb sob to end it that way. Probably stealing wire

  8. Shorty on October 9, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Looks like he lost his case to Ohm’s Law.

    • Tom Edison on October 12, 2019 at 7:28 am

      shocking!

  9. Anonie on October 9, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    After he ran from the CCSO

  10. SUZIE on October 11, 2019 at 7:05 am

    WHAAAAATTTT?? GET OUT OF HERE!

  11. Anonymous on October 11, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    place hummmmmssss…1st hint…surrounded by tall chain fence..2nd hint….electric wires (big)going to it…3th hint.. signs..no trespassing. 4th hint. locked gate 5th hint out in middle of no where

    • LMFAO on October 15, 2019 at 8:15 am

      “3th” ?????? Nailed it bro!