Crime Watch

(Message from Our Community Police Officer)
Good afternoon,

During the holiday season, there are several things you should be aware of to decrease the likelihood that you will become a victim of a crime.

While shopping, place purchased merchandise in your trunk or take steps to conceal it in the cargo area of your vehicle. Criminals are observant and are more likely to break into your vehicle if valuables are plainly visible.

When ordering merchandise online, ask for or use the provided tracking number so you are aware when your package is out for delivery. If your package sits unattended at your front door for a lengthy period of time, the odds of it being stolen increase. You can also request a signature upon delivery that will require the delivery driver to physically hand you the package. Other options include having a trusted neighbor pick up the package for you if you are unable to get to it in a timely manner; having the package held at the shipping service's local facility until you pick it up; or having your package delivered to your business/place of work.

Thefts from vehicles are a frequent problem throughout the year, but even more so during the holiday season. Always lock your vehicle's doors and do not leave valuables inside of them when they are unattended. Take your wallet, purse, cell phones, and other electronics inside of your residence with you when you arrive home for the night.

When discarding gift boxes, do not leave them plainly visible at the end of your driveway. Criminals will take note that specific items of value they may want are in the residence.

As always, the Charles County Sheriff's Office relies on our citizens to be our eyes and ears. Please report any criminal or suspicious activity to the non-emergency number at 301-932-2222. In the event of an emergency, please contact 911. If you have any specific information on a crime that has occurred, please contact the Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS to leave an anonymous tip. Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity.

Respectfully,
PFC Andrew Coulby, #581
Special Operations Division
Community Policing Unit
301-609-5899
(Message from Our Community Police Officer)
Good afternoon,

During the holiday season, there are several things you should be aware of to decrease the likelihood that you will become a victim of a crime.

While shopping, place purchased merchandise in your trunk or take steps to conceal it in the cargo area of your vehicle. Criminals are observant and are more likely to break into your vehicle if valuables are plainly visible.

When ordering merchandise online, ask for or use the provided tracking number so you are aware when your package is out for delivery. If your package sits unattended at your front door for a lengthy period of time, the odds of it being stolen increase. You can also request a signature upon delivery that will require the delivery driver to physically hand you the package. Other options include having a trusted neighbor pick up the package for you if you are unable to get to it in a timely manner; having the package held at the shipping service's local facility until you pick it up; or having your package delivered to your business/place of work.

Thefts from vehicles are a frequent problem throughout the year, but even more so during the holiday season. Always lock your vehicle's doors and do not leave valuables inside of them when they are unattended. Take your wallet, purse, cell phones, and other electronics inside of your residence with you when you arrive home for the night.

When discarding gift boxes, do not leave them plainly visible at the end of your driveway. Criminals will take note that specific items of value they may want are in the residence.

As always, the Charles County Sheriff's Office relies on our citizens to be our eyes and ears. Please report any criminal or suspicious activity to the non-emergency number at 301-932-2222. In the event of an emergency, please contact 911. If you have any specific information on a crime that has occurred, please contact the Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS to leave an anonymous tip. Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity.

Respectfully,
PFC Andrew Coulby, #581
Special Operations Division
Community Policing Unit
301-609-5899
(Message from Our Community Police Officer)
Good afternoon,

During the holiday season, there are several things you should be aware of to decrease the likelihood that you will become a victim of a crime.

While shopping, place purchased merchandise in your trunk or take steps to conceal it in the cargo area of your vehicle. Criminals are observant and are more likely to break into your vehicle if valuables are plainly visible.

When ordering merchandise online, ask for or use the provided tracking number so you are aware when your package is out for delivery. If your package sits unattended at your front door for a lengthy period of time, the odds of it being stolen increase. You can also request a signature upon delivery that will require the delivery driver to physically hand you the package. Other options include having a trusted neighbor pick up the package for you if you are unable to get to it in a timely manner; having the package held at the shipping service's local facility until you pick it up; or having your package delivered to your business/place of work.

Thefts from vehicles are a frequent problem throughout the year, but even more so during the holiday season. Always lock your vehicle's doors and do not leave valuables inside of them when they are unattended. Take your wallet, purse, cell phones, and other electronics inside of your residence with you when you arrive home for the night.

When discarding gift boxes, do not leave them plainly visible at the end of your driveway. Criminals will take note that specific items of value they may want are in the residence.

As always, the Charles County Sheriff's Office relies on our citizens to be our eyes and ears. Please report any criminal or suspicious activity to the non-emergency number at 301-932-2222. In the event of an emergency, please contact 911. If you have any specific information on a crime that has occurred, please contact the Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS to leave an anonymous tip. Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity.

Respectfully,
PFC Andrew Coulby, #581
Special Operations Division
Community Policing Unit
301-609-5899