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CarJacking, Burglary, & Drugs in Charles


CARJACKING: On July 9 at 5:26 p.m., a 57-year-old Mechanicsville resident reported he was assaulted and someone took his truck from him at the intersection of Mattawoman Beantown Road and Pinefield Road. Communications personnel dispatched a lookout for the vehicle, which was stopped about 40 minutes later in Washington, D.C. The DC police arrested the driver, George Hamilton Johnson, 43, of no fixed address, for being in possession of the stolen vehicle. As a result of the investigation, Charles County detectives obtained a warrant for Johnson accusing him of carjacking and related crimes. Johnson is currently being held in DC. Officer A. Celia and Det. C. Bean are investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 4 p.m. on July 7 and 8 a.m. on July 8, suspect(s) forced entry into a home under construction in the 6800 block of Lantana Drive in Bryans Road, stole two fiberglass building columns, a set of french doors and a steel door and fled the scene. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-743-2222. Cpl. R. Cadrette is investigating.

POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE: On July 7 at 8:04 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's community policing officers were conducting a plain-clothes assignment in the 12000 block of Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf when they heard a man and a woman arguing followed by a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot. Investigation revealed Robert James Beauvais, 21, of Waldorf was arguing with the woman, whom he knows, and the vehicle backfired. Further investigation revealed he was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Beauvais was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. All callers may remain anonymous.

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