ATTEMPTED BANK ROBBERY: On Sept. 18 at 10:16 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Mercantile Southern Bank located at 2595 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a bomb in the bank. Investigation revealed the suspect(s) called the Mercantile Bank located at Crain Highway and Acton Lane in Waldorf and advised the bank teller there was a bomb in the bank. The suspect(s) told the teller to fill a bag full of money and to place the bag in a nearby Dumpster. The Dumpster which was described is located near Mercantile Southern Bank in the Shoppers World Shopping Center in Waldorf. Both banks were checked and no explosives were found. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. C. Bean at 301-609-6504.
FLEEING POLICE: On Sept. 18 at 12:30 a.m., Officer A. St. Germain of the Charles County Sheriffs Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white 1995 Ford Mustang on southbound Crain Highway at Substation Road in Waldorf for racing but the driver refused to stop. The Mustang continued to flee, turning onto Pierce Road and then onto Western Parkway. As the Mustang approached the intersection of Western Parkway and Acton Lane, the vehicle was approached by additional officers, at which time the driver stopped on the shoulder of the roadway. The driver, Robert James Beanvais, 22, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with reckless driving, negligent driving, fleeing and eluding, speeding, violating license restriction, driver turning vehicle without giving signal and failure to stop at stop sign. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner.
ASSAULT: On Sept. 17 at 11:13 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 3600 block of Matlock Place in Waldorf for the report of a fight. Investigation revealed the suspect, Tia Tameika Goins, 25, of Waldorf, was fighting with four family members and brandishing a knife. Two of the family members, a man and woman, were trying to disarm Goins when they were stabbed. Goins was arrested and while Officer R. Snyder was escorting her out of the residence, she pushed Officer Synder and both Officer Synder and Goins fell down nine concrete steps. Officer Synder sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Civista Medical Center. The two family members and Goins received minor injuries but refused treatment by EMS personnel on the scene. Goins was charged with possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure, second-degree assault, second-degree assault on a police officer and destruction of property valued at less than $500. She was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner. Officer C. Wimberly investigated.
HATE CRIME: On Sept. 17 at 8:26 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to residences in the 2900 and 4300 block of Sandwich Drive in Waldorf for the report of racial graffiti. Investigation revealed a Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck had been spray painted with the letters KKK and the side of a residence was spray painted with BWS, both in black paint. The Sandwich Court street sign was spray painted with black and orange paint and the stop sign was spray painted with BWS in black paint. An election sign for Sheriff Davis was also painted with black and orange paint. This incident is being investigated as a hate crime due to KKK reference, however, all victims are Caucasian. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777. Cpl. D. Byrd is investigating.
ASSAULT: On Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the 4000 block of Bluebird Drive in Waldorf for the report of a fight. Investigation revealed the suspect, Porfirio Aguilar Martinez, 32, of Waldorf, was attempting to fight with a group of children. Officers observed a bulge in his waist band and discovered a concealed knife. Martinez struggled with officers as they were attempting to arrest him. He was subsequently arrested and charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, and carrying a concealed weapon. Martinez was being held at the Charles County Detention Center on $3,000 bond.