Shed Burglary Suspect Charged With Assault, Resisting Arrest

Takoma Park Police say that a 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shed burglary that occurred last week.

Chief Antonio DeVaul announced Monday the arrest of 20-year-old Johan Aplichue-Rojas, of no fixed address, for second-degree burglary, assault on law enforcement officers, and resisting arrest.

At approximately 8:03 a.m. on Jan. 5th, officers responded to the 6700 block of Conway Ave. for a report of a shed burglary that occurred between midnight and 7 a.m. The owner reported that the shed door had been removed from its hinges and destroyed, but the lock was still intact. The property was found missing, acting police spokesperson Ron Hardy said in an emailed community advisory.

Later that day, at approximately 3 p.m., officers made contact with Aplicuhe-Rojas, who was wanted on a criminal warrant for burglary and assault in Takoma Park. After fleeing the scene, Aplicuhe-Rojas was apprehended at 15th and Kanawha Street.

The struggle resulted in a minor injury to an officer, Hardy said.

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