Po­lice briefs

Maryland Independent - - News - The fol­low­ing items were com­piled from re- ports from the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice. AN­DREW RICHARD­SON

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.

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