OFFICERS APPREHEND BURGLARY SUSPECTS:
On Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m., officers were called to the 2600 hundred block of Hamilton Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. The suspects were trying to kick down a rear door of a house. Officers arrived and spotted the suspects walking down the street. After confirming a burglary occurred, the suspects, both 16-year-old males, were arrested and charged with burglary. They were released to their parents. PFC D. Walker is investigating.
MAN CHARGED WITH FILING FALSE POLICE REPORT:
On Nov. 13, detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division charged Jason John Weil, 38, of La Plata, with filing a false report after Weil claimed his expensive motorcycle had been stolen weeks earlier. Officers found the motorcycle hidden in a trailer at Weil’s neighbor's house. Det. D. Savoy investigated.
MAN CHARGED WITH FLEEING FROM OFFICERS AND DWI:
On Nov. 13 at 12:56 a.m., officers attempted to stop a speeding vehicle in the area of Budds Creek Road and Trinity Church Road. The driver refused to pull over but eventually stopped in the 36000 block of Army Navy Drive in St. Mary’s County. The driver attempted to run away on foot but was apprehended. Anthony Russell Thomas, 50, of La Plata, was subsequently charged with driving while impaired. Cpl D. Garino made the arrest.
BURGLARY SUSPECTS LOCATED/SUSPECTS IN POSSESSION OF PCP:
On Nov. 10 at 7:28 p.m., officers responded to the Waldorf Hotel at 2125 Crain Highway for the report of a man, possibly armed with a weapon, inside one of the rooms. Officers were able to make entry to the room and discovered two men inside. A computer check revealed the men, William David Harper, 22, and Jonathan Jamel Warren, 23, were wanted in connection with multiple open warrants relating to burglaries in the White Oak area of Waldorf. In addition, officers found a bottle of suspected PCP. Both suspects were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and multiple counts of burglary. Officers J. Morales, R. Kimble and A. Fenlon made the arrests.
On Nov. 12 at 12:04 a.m., unknown suspects broke into the Waldorf Elks Lodge in the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf and stole money. Officers processed the scene, recovered evidence and are pursuing information. Officer M. Armstrong is investigating.
On Nov. 11 between 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., unknown suspects broke into an apartment in the 2400 block of Lake Drive in Waldorf and stole money. Officer J. Fenlon is investigating.
On Nov. 9, officers responded to the 12000 block of Indian Lane in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. A rear glass door had been shattered but the homeowner reported it did not appear anything was stolen. While canvassing the area, officers discovered a back door to a house on the same street had also been shattered. It appeared jewelry and electronics had been stolen from that house. Officer B. Kunz is investigating.
THEFT FROM AUTO:
Between Nov. 8 – 9, unknown suspects(s) entered a car in the 11000 block of Galla Place in La Plata and stole a hunting bow, a bow case and other hunting equipment. Officers processed the scene for evidence. A neighborhood canvass was conducted but it did not appear any other cars had been broken into. Officer B. Flynn is investigating.
MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING POLICE OFFICERS:
On Nov. 8 at 2:06 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Homette Place in Waldorf for the report of a suspicious person. Officers arrived and observed the suspect, Joseph Marvin Swann, 31, of Waldorf, walking in the middle of the roadway and carrying the American flag on a wooden post. Swann was yelling and cursing. As officers attempted to apprehend Swann, he kicked one officer and spat on the other officer. Swann was subdued and placed in a patrol car. A computer check revealed Swann had five open warrants including resisting arrest and assault. As Swann was being transported to the jail, he kicked out a rear window of the police car. He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault, and destruction of property.
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