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Officers in Charles County Searching for Critical Missing Elderly Man

Officers in Charles County Searching for Critical Missing Elderly Man

UPDATE 6/25/2020  @ 6:00 a.m: Mr. Kaval has been located safe and unharmed. 9/24/2020: Officers are currently searching for a critical missing man in Waldorf. William Gerard Kaval, 77 of Waldorf, was last seen in the area of Panera Bread on Festival Way in Waldorf at approximately 1:25 p.m. today. He was waiting for...
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UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Murder at Waldorf Hotel, Police Identify Victim as 29-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Murder at Waldorf Hotel, Police Identify Victim as 29-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE: On September 21, at approximately 6:18 p.m., patrol officers responded to the Master Suites Hotel located in the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Kenneth Dionel Brawner, 29, of Waldorf, inside a room; he had a gunshot wound and...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting of 20-Year-Old Shot in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting of 20-Year-Old Shot in Bryans Road

UPDATE 9/11/2020: On September 10, 2020, Charles County Sheriff’s detectives and a US Marshals Service Task Force, in which a CCSO detective is assigned, located and arrested Chase Dylan Green, 18, of Bryans Road, who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred last week. Green was located at a house in Prince...
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Police in Charles County Release Name of 18-Year-Old Murdered in Indian Head

Police in Charles County Release Name of 18-Year-Old Murdered in Indian Head

UPDATE 9/7/2020: The victim in this case has been identified as Leonte Omarr Harvey, 18, of Nanjemoy. Detectives are continuing to pursue leads and additional information will be given as it is received. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective J. Riffle at (301) 609-6501. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Who Pointed Gun at Man and Child in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Who Pointed Gun at Man and Child in Waldorf

Can you identify this vehicle? On August 28 at approximately 6p.m., officers responded to the area of Bancroft Drive in Waldorf for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed the victim and his 2-year-old grandson were walking on the sidewalk in front of their residence when a white Chrysler 300 slowly passed by and...
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Police Re-Arrest Man Connected to a Violent Domestic-Related Assault/ Attempted Murder

Police Re-Arrest Man Connected to a Violent Domestic-Related Assault/ Attempted Murder

UPDATE 8/4/2020: Charles County Sheriff’s officers assigned to the Warrant/Fugitive Unit located Eric Benjamin Mitchell, 22, of Waldorf who was wanted for leaving a rehab facility the courts had ordered him to after being charged with the attempted murder of his girlfriend.  On February 9, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call in the 3300...
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Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Shooting in Charles County

Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Shooting in Charles County

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two people in connection with a shooting that occurred in La Plata. Preliminary investigation showed that on June 7, 2020 at 9:30 p.m., the victims and suspects were involved in a verbal altercation with each other at a hotel in La Plata. Following the altercation, the victims left...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Suspects in Connection with Armed Robbery and Carjacking in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Suspects in Connection with Armed Robbery and Carjacking in Waldorf

UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s officers have arrested suspects in connection with an armed robbery and a carjacking, which took place on July 1 and July 6 in Waldorf. The details of the cases are as follows: On July 1 at approximately 11:15 a.m., the suspect exited a silver Ford Escape in front of a...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Drive-By Shooting in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Drive-By Shooting in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

On July 7 at approximately 2:28 p.m., officers responded to the area of Holly Tree Lane at Hollins Lane in Waldorf for the report of shots being fired. Initial investigation revealed the pictured vehicle, a white KIA Forte, was observed traveling on Holly Tree Lane towards Western Parkway. As the vehicle passed a residential...
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Detectives in Charles County Identify and Arrest 33-Year-Old Man in Connection with Multiple Shootings

Detectives in Charles County Identify and Arrest 33-Year-Old Man in Connection with Multiple Shootings

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have arrested one suspect in connection with two shootings, which took place in December and June in Waldorf. The details of the cases are as follows: On December 3 at approximately 5:52 p.m., officers responded to the 12000 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf...
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Indian Head Drug Dealer Charged After Detectives Serve Search Warrants and Find Large Quantities of Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack and Cocaine

Indian Head Drug Dealer Charged After Detectives Serve Search Warrants and Find Large Quantities of Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack and Cocaine

In November 2019, members of the Narcotics Enforcement Section served a search warrant at a hotel room in which Sean Michael Allen, 26, of Indian Head, was staying. Allen had been under investigation for distributing narcotics to include heroin, fentanyl, crack and cocaine. During the search warrant, 28 grams of fentanyl and 28 grams...
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Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry Announces Enhanced Policing Strategies and Community Relations

Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry Announces Enhanced Policing Strategies and Community Relations

To enhance the confidence and trust between the residents of Charles County and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Troy D. Berry will be moving forward immediately with the following requests and initiatives: Request the Charles County Board of Commissioners immediately allocate $1.5 million dollars of funding to initiate the Sheriff’s Body Worn Camera...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Adopts Therapy Dog as Part of New Comfort K9 Program

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Adopts Therapy Dog as Part of New Comfort K9 Program

Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the implementation of a new initiative aimed at helping victims of crime in Charles County: the Comfort K9 Program. This program, which has been in the planning phase for several months, will be aimed at providing emotional support to victims of crime, particularly children. The Comfort...
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Police in Charles County Need Help Locating Missing Juvenile

Police in Charles County Need Help Locating Missing Juvenile

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating Cary O. Spiers, III, 12, of Waldorf, who was reported missing on June 5 2020. A family member last saw him on June 4 at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the 9600 block of Lynchburg Place in Waldorf. Spiers is 5’3” and weighs about...
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Police Investigating Armed Carjacking in Waldorf, Suspect in Custody After Vehicle and Foot Pursuit

Police Investigating Armed Carjacking in Waldorf, Suspect in Custody After Vehicle and Foot Pursuit

On Monday, May 18, 2020, at approximately 10:07 a.m., police responded to an armed carjacking. Dispatchers reported the suspect was described as a black male, jeans, black shirt with red hair and freckles, operating a stolen white Mercedes Benz with Washington D.C. registration plates. Officers spotted the vehicle in the area of Crain Highway...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identification of Armed Robbery Suspect in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identification of Armed Robbery Suspect in Waldorf

On Saturday, May 2, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the suspect approached a cashier at a gas station in Waldorf, and asked for Newport cigarettes. When the clerk turned to get the cigarettes, the suspect produced a knife and announced a robbery. The suspect fled after obtaining the cigarettes and money. The suspect appears to...
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Police in Indiana and Charles County Investigating Double Murder and Suicide

Police in Indiana and Charles County Investigating Double Murder and Suicide

On Friday, April 10, 2020, at 7:40 p.m., officers responded to the Hilton Garden Inn at 10385 O’Donnell Place in Waldorf, to check on the welfare of a man and woman after receiving information from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) in Indiana that they had just received a tip indicating one of the...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Detectives Arrested Two suspects in Connection with Series Burglaries to Businesses in the Waldorf Area

Charles County Sheriff’s Detectives Arrested Two suspects in Connection with Series Burglaries to Businesses in the Waldorf Area

Between March 21- March 24, at least ten businesses were broken into. In each case, the suspects broke out the glass doors or windows of the business to gain entry. Once inside, they stole small amounts of cash and other items. Following this series of incidents, detectives initiated an investigation. A break in the...
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UPDATE: Cigar Lounge Manager Arrested After Trying to Have Cigar Store Owner Murdered

UPDATE: Cigar Lounge Manager Arrested After Trying to Have Cigar Store Owner Murdered

UPDATE 3/10/2020: According to court documents, at the time of his arrest, Anoop Aggarwal, 22, of Waldorf, was a manager at Room 301, a cigar/hookah lounge in Waldorf, and was also a manager at Willett’s Liquor and Deli, in White Plains. On February 20, 2020, Aggarwal met with an undercover agent from the Bureau...
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Police Arrest One Suspect After Stabbing Teen in the Face at St. Charles Town Center / Search Continues for Second Suspect:

Police Arrest One Suspect After Stabbing Teen in the Face at St. Charles Town Center / Search Continues for Second Suspect:

On Sunday, February 16, 2020, at approximately 4:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St Charles Towne Center in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival they located a 16-year-old male with a stab wound to his face. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim and suspects had...
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La Plata Sex Offender Given 8 Years of Backup Time After Involvement with Another Juvenile Victim

La Plata Sex Offender Given 8 Years of Backup Time After Involvement with Another Juvenile Victim

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, February 7, 2020, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Bryan Frederick Simanton, 39 of La Plata, to 8 years in prison for violating the probation of a 2016 case, in which he entered a guilty plea to the Production of...
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Officers Apprehend Two Suspects in Pharmacy Armed Robbery, Suspects Linked to Three Other Cases

Officers Apprehend Two Suspects in Pharmacy Armed Robbery, Suspects Linked to Three Other Cases

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have charged two suspects in connection with three armed robberies of different pharmacies throughout the county. On January 27 at approximately 2:08 a.m., three suspects – wearing masks and armed with a gun – entered the pharmacy area of a CVS store in the...
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Reflects on the Accomplishments of 2019

As another year has ended and we embark upon a new decade, Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reflect on the successes of 2019. Several accomplishments and events stand out most: crime in Charles County is down; new technology has been implemented to aid in criminal investigations; we continue to make...
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery at My Express Pharmacy in White Plains

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, at approximately 5:00 p.m., police received 911 calls reporting three armed black males fleeing the My Express Care Pharmacy ar 4453 Crain Highway in White Plains. Dispatchers continued to relay information to officers as they received multiple 911 callers reporting the three males that were armed with handguns and...
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Man Charged with Theft and Theft Scheme after Detectives Uncover Large Scale Fencing Operation in Charles County

Man Charged with Theft and Theft Scheme after Detectives Uncover Large Scale Fencing Operation in Charles County

In the fall of 2019, Charles County Detective C. Gilroy, who is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, initiated an investigation into a large-scale organized retail theft ring occurring at several businesses after noticing a marked increase in theft reports, especially involving printer ink cartridges, and repeated arrests of shoplifters. After three months of...
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