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Incident Briefings April 12, 2011

This incident report comes to us from Diane Richardson:

The following is a sample of recent crimes investigated by the Charles County Sheriff's Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

 

Fatal Accident March 25th in La Plata

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Incident Briefings March 15, 2011

This story comes to us from Diane Richardson:

The following is a sample of recent crimes investigated by the Charles County Sheriff's Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

 

Sheriff’s Office to Host Annual “Crime Watch” Kick-Off Celebration

This story comes to us from Diane Richardson:

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey and members of the Charles County Sheriff's Office are hosting their annual “Crime Watch” kick-off event on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Waldorf Jaycees. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about crime prevention programs throughout the county. “This is your chance to meet with our officers and talk directly with them about safety-related matters,” said Sheriff Coffey.

“Last year about 100 people attended. Guests said the night was informative, especially because they had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the officers who patrol their communities,” said Sheriff Coffey. “We want to hear from our residents; we want them to ask questions and we want them to know first-hand what’s going on in their neighborhoods. We talk a lot about crime prevention and how small changes can make big differences.”    

Officers Graduate Honor Guard Training

This story comes to us from Diane Richardson:

On March 4, twenty-eight Charles County Sheriff’s Police and Correctional Officers graduated from Honor Guard training hosted by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Honor Guard at the National Guard Armory in La Plata.  

After 40 hours of training and tests, the officers are now skilled in performing Honor Guard protocol including drill, flag folding, flag presentation, rifle maneuvers and ceremonial casket movement. They will serve with pride, excellence and dignity at funerals, memorial services, parades and other ceremonial occasions honoring those who have dedicated their lives to public service.  

Sheriff Rex Coffey commended the officers who took part in the training. “You can’t help but be impressed whenever you see the Honor Guard perform. I’m proud of these officers and their dedication to learning these skills,” said Sheriff Coffey.     

Sheriff's Office Investigating Shooting of Horse

This story comes to us from Diane Richardson:

 

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office announced this past Friday that they are conducting an investigation into the shooting of a show horse that occurred on January 21 in the 12500 block of Old Homeplace Drive in Charlotte Hall. The horse’s owner found the horse lying in a pasture suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. Due to the nature of his injury, the horse was euthanized by a veterinarian who was summoned to provide medical assistance.

Charles County Crime Roundup

The following is a sample of recent crimes investigated by the Charles County Sheriff's Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

 

THEFT: Between November 30 and December 1, unknown suspects stole a Bobcat trencher attachment from the 3700 block of Homecoming Place. Officers determined the suspects dismantled part of a fence that surrounded the equipment to gain access to the property. The scene was processed for evidence.

 

ROBBERY: On December 1 at 8:24 p.m., unknown suspects approached a pizza deliveryman in the 4100 block of Bluebird Drive in Waldorf, displayed a gun and demanded money and the pizza. The victim complied and the suspects fled. Officers canvassed the area and are following leads.