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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit Seeking Assistance in Locating Two Wanted Subjects

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit Seeking Assistance in Locating Two Wanted Subjects

Officers assigned to the CCSO’s Warrant Unit are seeking the public’s help locating two people who have open warrants. The cases are not related. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to their arrest. Officers are trying to locate Brooke Lynn Edmonds, 27,...
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Police Recover Replica Firearm from John Hanson Middle School Student

Police Recover Replica Firearm from John Hanson Middle School Student

On January 31, 2023, a student at John Hanson Middle School notified school administrators that another juvenile student was possibly in possession of a gun at school. Administrators located the student and recovered a replica firearm from his backpack, which turned out to be a BB gun. A school resource officer is investigating and...
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Wanted Waldorf Man Arrested After Threatening Two Deliverymen with Firearm and Committing Shooting in PG County

Wanted Waldorf Man Arrested After Threatening Two Deliverymen with Firearm and Committing Shooting in PG County

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 4:13 p.m., officers responded to the area of Pagnell Circle in Waldorf for the report of an armed suspect threatening two deliverymen. The victims reported they were making a delivery when one of the victims saw the suspect standing near a car with a gun in his hand....
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Reward Offered: Charles County Police Investigating Tires Removed from Vehicles in Bryans Road and Waldorf

Reward Offered: Charles County Police Investigating Tires Removed from Vehicles in Bryans Road and Waldorf

Between January 24 – January 25, during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) removed the tires from a vehicle in the area of Sir Douglas Drive in Bryans Road. A similar theft occurred on Stream Vista Place in Waldorf and an attempted theft occurred in the parking lot of a business in Waldorf that was...
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Accokeek Man Accidentally Discharges Firearm During Waldorf Home Invasion After Pistol-Whipping Victim

Accokeek Man Accidentally Discharges Firearm During Waldorf Home Invasion After Pistol-Whipping Victim

On Saturday, December 24, 2022, at approximately 11:26 p.m., police responded to the 2200 book of Stream Vista Place in Waldorf, for the reported assault with a firearm. Officers arrived on the scene and made contact with the adult female victim who was emotionally upset. The victim advised while herself and a male friend...
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Police Investigating Altercation at Lackey High School , One Transported to Hospital

Police Investigating Altercation at Lackey High School , One Transported to Hospital

On January 25 at 10:50 a.m., two students, who are siblings, entered a bathroom at Henry E. Lackey High School to fight another student. The school resource officer was made aware of the fight and he and a school staff member responded. At that point, the students were already engaged in a physical altercation....
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Police Arrest 17-Year-Old and Recover Stolen Dirt Bike and Stolen Vehicle

Police Arrest 17-Year-Old and Recover Stolen Dirt Bike and Stolen Vehicle

On Monday, January 23, 2023, at 12:32 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a victim of a theft who reported a dirt bike, that was previously stolen from his house, was being advertised for sale on an online social media site. Officers from the Neighborhood Enforcement Team investigated and learned the suspect was...
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UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Waldorf Man who Killed Westlake High School Student Apprehended In North Carolina

UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Waldorf Man who Killed Westlake High School Student Apprehended In North Carolina

UPDATE 1/18/2023: On January 18, 2023, Elijah Bernard Barnes, 18, of Waldorf, was arrested by detectives with the Rocky Mount Police Department in North Carolina in connection with the murder of Rajon Lateef Jackson, III, 17, who was shot and killed last week in Waldorf. Jackson, a Westlake High School student, was walking home...
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Charles County Officers Recover Three Occupied Stolen Cars and Apprehend Four Suspects, with Youngest Driver Being 13-Years-Old

Charles County Officers Recover Three Occupied Stolen Cars and Apprehend Four Suspects, with Youngest Driver Being 13-Years-Old

On January 8 at 4:12 a.m., patrol officers responded to the area of Shirley Boulevard in Port Tobacco for the report of a motor vehicle theft which had just occurred. Sgt. T. Yates was near Shirley Boulevard at the time of the call and upon approaching the scene, he observed five cars that appeared...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Searching for Lusby Man Wanted for Assault, Reckless Endangerment

Charles County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Searching for Lusby Man Wanted for Assault, Reckless Endangerment

Charles County Sheriff’s officers assigned to the Warrant Unit as well as a joint U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force are seeking the whereabouts of Brian McCane, Sr., 37 of Lusby, who is wanted in connection with an assault and reckless endangerment that occurred on December 25, 2022, in Waldorf. McCane is alleged to have...
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UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation Into Murder of 30-Year-Old La Plata Man, Suspect in Custody

UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation Into Murder of 30-Year-Old La Plata Man, Suspect in Custody

UPDATE 1/1/2023: On Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 4:06 p.m., officers responded to the area of Crain Highway and Port Tobacco Road in La Plata for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Donnell Henry Hawkins, 30 of La Plata, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Hawkins was pronounced deceased at...
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Robert D. Stethem Educational Center School Resource Officer Investigating Possible Overdose, Student is Flown to Hospital

Robert D. Stethem Educational Center School Resource Officer Investigating Possible Overdose, Student is Flown to Hospital

On Monday, December 19, 2022, a student arrived to school at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center displaying signs of impairment. The school administrators and the School Resource Officer were notified, and the student was transported by helicopter to a hospital. The student remains hospitalized. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to...
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Two Juveniles Charged for Robbery at General Smallwood Middle School

Two Juveniles Charged for Robbery at General Smallwood Middle School

On Monday, December 19, 2022, a student at General Smallwood Middle School reported that two students forcibly stole his shoes. The school resource officer and school administrative staff initiated an investigation. After pursuing leads and consulting with the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office, two students are being charged on juvenile offense reports. The students...
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Impaired Waldorf Man Arrested for Attempted Kidnapping of 12-Year-Old Female, Detectives Seeking Information and Other Possible Victims

Impaired Waldorf Man Arrested for Attempted Kidnapping of 12-Year-Old Female, Detectives Seeking Information and Other Possible Victims

On Tuesday, December 12, 2022, at 12:53 p.m., a twelve year old victim was walking home in the Meadows at White Oak neighborhood in Waldorf when a man began to follow her in his vehicle and yell out of the window for her to get into his car. After the victim ignored the suspect,...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Homicide in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Homicide in Waldorf

On Friday, December 9, 2022 shortly after 1p.m., Travis Edward Paschal Wood, 33 of Waldorf, arrived at the CCSO District III Station in Waldorf and requested officers to respond to his home located in the 2300 block of Tawny Drive in Waldorf to do a welfare check. When officers entered the residence, they found...
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Piccowaxen Middle School Resource Officer Recovers Knife from 14-Year-Old Student

Piccowaxen Middle School Resource Officer Recovers Knife from 14-Year-Old Student

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, a student at Piccowaxen Middle School reported to a staff member that another student was in possession of a knife. The staff member notified the School Resource Officer, who made contact with the student and recovered the knife. The student, a 14-year-old, will be charged on a Juvenile Offense...
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Charles County Police Investigating Fight at Westlake High School Where Student Produced Handgun

Charles County Police Investigating Fight at Westlake High School Where Student Produced Handgun

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at approximately 12:20 p.m., two students at Westlake High School began fighting during dismissal. During the fight, which was captured on school security cameras, one of the students produced what appeared to be a handgun. A third student got involved, forcibly took the handgun away, and fled the school...
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La Plata Police Department Announce Operation Prevent Porch Piracy

La Plata Police Department Announce Operation Prevent Porch Piracy

A staggering 11 million homeowners have had a package stolen in 2020, according to August Home and a study produced by research firm Edelman Intelligence. In the same report, it was also revealed that 74% of packages are stolen from homes during the day when homeowners are at work and that the average value...
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Threat of Mass Violence at Milton Somers Middle School Being Investigated

Threat of Mass Violence at Milton Somers Middle School Being Investigated

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, during the lunch hour, a student at Milton Somers Middle School made statements in the presence of several other students of bringing a gun to school and causing harm to others. One of the students that overheard the comments reported it to a school administrator. The School Resource Officer...
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Detectives Seeking Assistance in Locating Suspect Wanted for Murder of 19-Year-Old Waldorf Teen

Detectives Seeking Assistance in Locating Suspect Wanted for Murder of 19-Year-Old Waldorf Teen

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect wanted in connection with a shooting / homicide that occurred last month. On October 23, the victim, Aden Christopher Garcia, 19, of Waldorf, was a passenger inside a car in the 2700 block of Albemarle Place in Waldorf when he was...
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Indian Head Man Arrested Twice in Under 30 Days for Burglary, Police Recover Loaded Handgun and Burglary Tools

Indian Head Man Arrested Twice in Under 30 Days for Burglary, Police Recover Loaded Handgun and Burglary Tools

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at approximately 1:43 a.m., a La Plata police officer was conducting a premise check of a self-storage business on North La Plata Court when he interrupted a burglary of a storage unit. The individual was quickly detained and found to be in possession of a loaded .380 handgun, burglar’s...
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Police Investigating Shots Fired in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported and Two Vehicles Struck

Police Investigating Shots Fired in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported and Two Vehicles Struck

On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 3:04 p.m., officers responded to the area of Barksdale Avenue near Waddell Road for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, a witness indicated unknown suspects discharged a firearm from a white vehicle at their car while they were parking. It is not clear if...
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Investigation into Report of a Robbery at a General Smallwood Middle School Leads to Two Juveniles Being Charged

Investigation into Report of a Robbery at a General Smallwood Middle School Leads to Two Juveniles Being Charged

On October 31, a student at General Smallwood Middle School reported he was assaulted in a bathroom and his air pods were stolen. The school resource officer and school administrative staff initiated an investigation. After pursuing leads and consulting with the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office, a 15-year-old student was charged on November 7...
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Waldorf Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Connection of Shooting on November 4th

Waldorf Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Connection of Shooting on November 4th

On Monday, November 14, Charles County Sheriff’s officers arrested Deandre Dewberry, 21, of Waldorf, in connection with the assault and shooting of a 35-year-old man that occurred on Friday, November 4, 2022, in the 2700 block of Hadley Drive in Waldorf. In the case, the victim was shot while walking on Hadley Drive; the...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Man Shot Multiple Times at Waldorf Restaurant

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Man Shot Multiple Times at Waldorf Restaurant

On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 12:50 a.m., officers responded to the parking lot of a shopping center in the 12500 block of Mattawoman Drive in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim was involved in a verbal altercation with the suspect inside a seafood restaurant, which evolved...
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