Lieutenant Colonel Robert Cleaveland Retired

Charles County, MD …. Lieutenant Colonel Robert Cleaveland, a 30-year-veteran of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, will retire on Saturday, January 31.  Known for his leadership, incredible knowledge of Agency policies, and compassion for victims of crime, Lt. Colonel Cleaveland … Continue reading

Fugitive Friday! 5/9/14: Leon Francis Stone

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Leon Francis Stone, Jr., 30, of Waldorf. Stone currently has an outstanding warrant charging him with violating probation relating to conspiracy to distribute narcotics. … Continue reading

Designated Drivers are the Real MVPs this Super Bowl

Designated drivers are the real MVPS this Super Bowl   Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said officers will be stepping up DUI patrols on Super Bowl Sunday as part of a statewide effort to reduce impaired driving. The Super … Continue reading

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Joins MVA’s Designate a Sober Driver Program

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office cares about keeping impaired drivers off the roadways. Recently, Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey and Master Corporal Judith Thompson – the CCSO Alcohol Enforcement Coordinator – joined Chief Carl Schinner of the La Plata … Continue reading

Officers Target Domestic-Related Offenses as Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

CCSO Warrant Sweep Nets 13 Arrests / 17 Warrants Served Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said a warrant sweep conducted on Oct. 16 by members of the CCSO Judicial Services Section, COPS Unit, TAC Squad and Traffic Operations Unit … Continue reading

Crime Report Charles County: July 22-29

The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit and search by county, city, zip code or street address. ATV … Continue reading

Charles County Suspends Use of Speed Cameras

CCSO Temporarily Suspends Use of Automated Speed Camera Agency commanders identify possible issue with signage and cease operations Effective July 31, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office has temporarily suspended the use of all automated speed cameras until further notice. Sheriff’s … Continue reading

Charles County Incident Briefings: July 8

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said citizens are making a difference. Last week, officers nabbed three suspects in three different theft cases after citizens called to report suspicious activity.  Call from alert citizen results in identification of metal theft … Continue reading

Charles County Putting the Heat on Theft Suspects

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Putting the Heat on Theft Suspects Sheriff Coffey wants community to help cool down thefts of air conditioners and metals      It is a problem occurring across the nation, in our state and in our backyard, … Continue reading

Charles County Crime Report 5/31-6/3

FATAL CAR CRASH: On June 1 at 5:53 p.m., officers responded to the area of Oaks Drive and Serenity Drive in Hughesville for the report of a single vehicle car crash. A preliminary investigation showed Clyde Joseph Gainer, Jr., 51, … Continue reading