La Plata Police Department Activity Report - Southern Maryland Headline News

La Plata Police Department Activity Report


LA PLATA, Md. (April 24, 2015)—The La Plata Police Department today released the following activity report. It is intended to give an overview of the criminal activity within La Plata and is not a complete listing of all events and crime reported to the department.

DUI ARREST: On April 23, 2015 at 2100 hours, officers responded to the 6800 block of Crain Highway for the report of an impaired driver. Upon entering the area, an officer observed the vehicle striking a curb. Upon interviewing the driver, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. Field sobriety test revealed sufficient clues to indicate the driver was operating the vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. The driver was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol.

THEFT: On April 23, 2015 at 1520 hours, officers responded to 40 Shinning Willow Way for the report of a theft that had occurred the night before. A review of the video tape revealed that a nude male exited a pickup truck and stole 8 bundles of firewood from in front of the store. The suspect fled the area.

THEFT: On April 22, 2014 at 2100 hours, an officer responded to 55 Drury Drive for the report of a theft. Investigation revealed that the suspect concealed several boxes of contraceptives on his person and attempted to leave the store. When confronted by security, the suspect became argumentative and then returned the items. The suspect then fled the area.

THEFT: On April 21, 2015 at 1800 hours, an officer responded to the 100 block of Morris Drive for the report of a theft. Investigation revealed that suspect(s) unknown entered an unsecured vehicle and removed contents from the victim's purse.

VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER: On April 20, 2015 at 1100 hours, officers responded to the 600 block of Popes Creek Court. Investigation revealed that the suspect texted threats to the victim in violation of the protective order. A charging document has been issued.

COUNTERFEIT MONEY: On April 19, 2015 at 1738 hours, an officer responded to 104 Drury Drive for the report of an attempt to pass counterfeit money. Investigation revealed the suspect attempted to purchase items including a Green Dot Bank Card with a counterfeit $50 bill. The counterfeit bill was removed from a BB&T Bank envelope. The clerk recognized the bill as counterfeit and the suspect left the store.

ARSON: On April 19, 2015 at 1457 hours, an officer responded to Willow Lane for the report of an arson. Preliminary investigation indicates that a container with accelerant was thrown on the lawn causing the grass to catch fire. The Fire Marshall's Office is conducting the investigation.

DUI ARREST: On April 18, 2015 at 2118 hours, officers responded to the 500 block of Charles Street to check on the welfare of a driver who was blocking the entrance to La Plata Liquors. On initial approach of the vehicle, officers observed several alcoholic beverages containers. After waking the driver, the driver attempted drive off however officers were able to stop the vehicle from fleeing. The driver, who had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from their person was arrested and charged with various traffic charges including driving under the influence of alcohol.

COUNTERFEIT MONEY: On April 18, 2015 at 1738 hours, an officer responded to 104 Drury Drive for the report of an attempt to pass counterfeit money. Investigation revealed that the suspect attempted to purchase items including a Green Dot Bank Card with a counterfeit $50 bill. The counterfeit bill was removed from a BB&T Bank envelope. The clerk recognized the bill as counterfeit and the suspect left the store.

COUNTERFEIT MONEY: On April 18, 2015 at 1825 hours, an officer responded to 100 Drury Drive for the report of counterfeiting. Investigation revealed that the suspect passed nine counterfeit $50 bills. While the officer was at the store, the manager checked other $50 bills and found a tenth counterfeit bill.

DUI ARREST: On April 18, 2015 at 0143 hours, an officer observed a gray Buick being driven erratically on Crain Highway near Charles Street. The officer conducted a traffic stop and upon interviewing the driver the officer noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver. Field sobriety tests revealed sufficient clues to indicate the driver was operating the vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. The driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

DUI ARREST: On April 17, 2015 at 2242 hours, an officer observed a red Nissan failing to maintain its lane on Crain Highway near Hawthorne Road. The officer conducted a traffic stop and upon interviewing the driver the officer noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver. Field sobriety tests revealed sufficient clues to indicate the driver was operating the vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. The driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: http://somd.me/presumed-innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at http://somd.me/mdcasesearch . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at http://somd.me/expungeme .

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