Police investigating La Plata burglary
Officers are investigat- ing a reported burglary of a shed that occurred on Jan. 3 in the 6000 block of Rose Hill Road in La Plata. Someone stole tools and other appliances. Officer T. McKimmie is investigating.
Suspect arrested in assault case
At 3 p.m. on Jan. 1, Ryan Christopher Gra- ham, 32, of Mechanicsville allegedly entered a business in the 11700 block of Central Av- enue in Waldorf. He approached a woman he knew, reportedly pulled out a gun, point- ed it at her and pulled the trigger twice. The weapon did not fire and Graham left. A warrant was issued and officers immediately began searching for him. Graham was located the following morning and arrested. He was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, illegal possession of a handgun, reckless endangerment, disorder- ly conduct, malicious destruction of proper- ty and failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order. Pfc. D. Walker made the arrest.
Burglary suspect apprehended in La Plata
At 3:18 a.m. on Dec. 31, a witness called police to report a man rummaging through a neighbor’s car in the 600 block of Washington Avenue in La Plata. Officers located the alleged suspect, Justin Thomas Smoot, 28, of La Plata, and learned he had an open warrant. Smoot was charged with fourth-degree burglary. M/Cpl. T. Lee made the arrest.
Traffic stop leads to gun charges
At 12:10 a.m. on Dec. 31, Pfc. Gustafson attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Mattawoman Beantown Road in Waldorf. The driver allegedly refused to stop. Officers followed the car which eventually stopped about a mile away. Officers found a loaded gun in the driver’s waistband and marijuana inside the car. Antoine Gerard Herbert, 28, of Mechanicsville was charged with fleeing and eluding, handgun on person and handgun in a vehicle.
Suspect sought after La Plata home invasion
At 7:04 a.m. on Dec. 28, officers responded to the 8200 block of Wooddy Road in La Plata for the report of a robbery. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked house and struck him in the head with a revolver. The suspect then stole cash from the victim and fled. The suspect is described as a white male, about 6 foot 1 inch, 180 pounds, wearing a black sweatshirt, blue jeans, white sneakers and a black ski mask. Cpl J. Walter is investigating.