On April 12 at 4:27 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 3600 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of an assault with a weapon. Upon arrival, officers learned the suspect was attempting to pry open a lock on a trailer belonging to the business when he was confronted by an employee. The suspect pulled out a box cutter and swung it at the employee, but the employee was not struck. The employee was able to detain the suspect until officers arrived. Pedro Antonio Aguilar-Echeverria, 25, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with assault and trespassing. On April 14, a judge released Aguilar- Echeverria from the detention center on personal recognizance. The investigation is ongoing.

Pedro Aguilar-Echeverria

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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