CCSO Detectives Arrest Two In Automobile Thefts, Third Person Wanted

Detectives with the Charles County Sheriff's Office have made two arrests and are looking for a third person in connection with the theft of five motor vehicles, including three that were left unattended to warm up in the morning.

At approximately 7 p.m. Dec. 29, Auto Theft detectives were conducting surveillance after discovering stolen vehicles had been parked and left unattended on Mattawoman Court in Indian Head. Detectives saw someone park a Honda Accord in the parking lot and enter a Volkswagen Jetta parked nearby. After checking the registration of the Honda, detectives learned it had been stolen in the early morning hours of the same day. They conducted a traffic stop on the Jetta and arrested the driver, Guy Wedding II, 18, of Welcome, for theft of a motor vehicle, theft more than $500 and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

During their investigation, detectives C. Baker and D. Gross learned Wedding and two accomplices - a 16-year-old Indian Head boy and a 17-year-old Bryans Road boy - were responsible for five vehicle thefts that have occurred since the beginning of December, as well as the theft of property from more than two dozen vehicles. The stolen vehicles included a Dodge Dakota taken from a residence on Michael Court in Waldorf, a Nissan Altima stolen from a residence in Bryans Road and a Chevrolet Lumina stolen from a residence on Circle Avenue, all of which were left unattended by their owners to warm up in the morning. The accused also stole a Toyota Sienna from Circle Avenue and a Chevrolet pickup truck from Prince George's County, which they abandoned in Charles County. The accused parked the stolen vehicles in the Mattawoman Court parking lot until they needed to use them.

On Dec. 30 at 12:25 a.m., detectives Baker and Gross responded to Idlewood Trailer Park in the 12500 block of Idlewood Park Road in Waldorf, where they learned the Indian Head boy was hiding in an acquaintance's residence. They found the boy at the residence and arrested him for five counts each of motor vehicle theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft more than $500. He was also charged with conspiracy to commit theft. He was transported to Cheltenham Youth Facility.

Additional charges are pending against Wedding for the stolen vehicles and for Wedding and the Indian Head boy for the thefts from vehicles. Detectives have not located the Bryans Road boy and believe he could have left the area. They are continuing to investigate the case.

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