So. Md Police News

Latest news from the local sheriff's offices and state police barracks.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section (NES), in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, has successfully dismantled a major drug ring operating across Charles County. This year-long investigation culminated...
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated South Patrol District One Station at 6845 Crain Highway in La Plata. Sheriff Troy D. Berry, Captain Andrew Schwab – the current South Patrol Division Commander – and Captain Charly Baker...
The Charles County Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Unit is actively seeking the public’s assistance in locating Eric William Broome, age 26, from Waldorf, who is wanted in connection with multiple charges including failing to appear in court for first-degree assault, false imprisonment, and violation...
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for its 2024 Citizens Police Academy (CPA) class. This 12-week program will begin in September 2024 and will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through early December, except Wednesday, November 27. The classes...
On June 7 at 11 a.m., a student at St. Charles High School was at school and called their parents and advised they were overdosing on an unknown substance. The parents contacted the school and school administrators located the student. The student was taken to the school nurse. The school...
On June 5, officers assigned to the CCSO Warrant Unit and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Task Force arrested Tehran Lebrons Butler, age 18, of Nanjemoy, who was wanted in connection with a non-fatal shooting that occurred in May. On May 27, at 1:30 a.m., patrol...
On June 4, at 8:30 a.m., school staff at Billingsley Elementary School were alerted that a student was possibly in possession of a handgun. School administrators recovered the gun, which was a toy gun altered to resemble a real semi-automatic handgun. In accordance with MD law, due to the...
On June 5 at 7:35 a.m., a staff member at La Plata High School reported the odor of cannabis coming from a school bathroom. Administrators investigated and found a student in possession of a vape pen containing suspected cannabis THC and a bag with Adderall (amphetamine) pills that were not...
Charles County, MD… On June 1, at 7:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to Inheritance Drive in Brandywine following reports of an exceptionally large party, traffic complaints, and disorderly behavior. Upon arrival, officers observed approximately 200 cars parked on the street and in yards...
On May 25 at 1:36 a.m., patrol officers responded to Ravenglass Road in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, officers observed the residence had been shot several times. Several people were inside at the time and one adult male sustained a minor injury to his head, when he...
On May 28 at 1:58 a.m., Officer J. Gordon initiated a traffic stop in the 5100 block of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head for equipment violations on a vehicle. Upon contacting the driver, the officer noted the driver’s license was suspended. The officer also observed a bottle of cough syrup...
On May 22 at 8:30 a.m., during a firearms training exercise, a Charles County Sheriff’s officer accidentally discharged his weapon, striking his leg and causing a flesh wound. Staff immediately applied first aid and summoned EMS from Hughesville VFD and Bel Alton VFD. The officer was transported...
On May 22, a school administrator at Piccowaxen Middle School reported to the school resource officer that a student was in possession of three vaping devices and a bag of cannabis. The SRO recovered the items, and the student was charged on a civil citation with possession of cannabis. The...
Charles County, MD…Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry and Director Ryan Ross of the Charles County Detention Center are pleased to announce that Sgt. Phil Norris ID#2610 was named the recipient of the 2023 Charles County Detention Center Correctional Officer of the Year award. Throughout his...
Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the graduation of Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Lieutenant Charles “Chuck” Gass, Jr. and Lieutenant Kevin Conley (CCDC) from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command on May 17. The School of Police...
Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating Patricia Castro, 15, of Waldorf who was last seen on March 28 in the 4100 block of Bluebird Drive in Waldorf. Family members believe she left on her own with her boyfriend, Jose Leon-Gutierrez who is approximately 19...
On May 18 at 8:50 p.m., officers responded to the 3400 block of Highgrove Drive in White Plains for the report of gunshots. When officers arrived, they did not locate anyone with gunshot wounds; however, it was discovered several shots were fired and one of the rounds struck a house with adults...
Our Just Say No Summer Camp is coming up July 29-31. The camp is being held at St. Charles High School starting at 0845 and ending at 2:30 p.m. Students must have their own transportation and the camp is FREE. Lunch will be provided. Students will be allowed to use the pool at St. Charles HS for...
Charles County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the whereabouts of Mack Lee Cleckley, age 40, of no fixed address. Cleckley has an active warrant for revocation of bond due to violating the conditions under which he was released. The facts of the case are as follows: In August 2023...
Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have identified and arrested a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery case. On February 22, a male and a female entered a home improvement store on Jefferson Place in Waldorf. They picked up several items and approached a...
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