LA PLATA, Md. (March 11, 2008) - The La Plata Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
RETAIL THEFT: On March 10 at approximately 7:30 p.m., TFC S. Murphy responded to the Best Buy to assist with a theft investigation. Upon his arrival he made contact with Benjamine Boston, Best Buy Loss Prevention. Boston informed TFC Murphy that Antone Shelley Robinson, 50, of Capitol Heights, wanted to return/exchange an item. Boston informed TFC Murphy that Robinson did not go the customer service desk, but went over to the computer supply section. Boston observed Robinson place four items into the large bag, and walked straight towards the exit with the merchandise. Robinson was detained in the Loss Prevention Office until TFC Murphy arrived. The stolen merchandise was returned and Robinson was transported to the Charles County Detention Center for processing. White at the detention center, Cpl Flerlage was conducting a search of Robinson and located two plastic drinking straws, with trace amounts of a white powdery substance on them. Robinson was charged with the following: did steal computer/electronic equipment of Best Buy having a value of $500 or greater, and did possess a controlled dangerous substance.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: On March 10 at approximately 1:55 a.m., Trooper A. Ford was on routine patrol in the area of U.S. Route 301 and Acton Lane when he observed a black Acura Legend with an inoperable break lamp. Trooper Ford initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The operator, George M. Gray, 54, of Indian Head, exited the vehicle and ignored Trooper Fords verbal command to get back in the vehicle and then proceeded to run through the neighborhood of Homestead Place. Gray ran approximately 150 yards before Trooper Ford knocked him to the ground. Gray tried to resist arrest, however, Trooper Ford apprehended Gray. A search incident to arrest revealed a clear plastic baggie containing crack cocaine. Gray was transported to the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack for processing. He was then taken to the Charles County Detention Center for further processing. Gray was charged with the following: did possess a controlled dangerous substance; did unlawfully possess a controlled dangerous substance to wit: Cocaine in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute the same; and did use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia, to wit: plastic bags, us to pack, repack, store/contain a controlled dangerous substance.