On Jan. 19 at 10:48 a.m., Officer P. Anderson, a juvenile intervention officer assigned to Westlake High School at 3300 Middletown Road in Waldorf, observed two males who had been suspected of breaking into vehicles at the school. When Officer Anderson approached them, they fled in a van.
The Sheriff's Office dispatched a lookout and officers saw the van on Middletown Road. The officers attempted to stop the van, but it continued to flee at a high rate of speed. The vehicle turned west onto Berry Road, where Sgt. A. Proctor deployed stop sticks. The van struck the stop sticks as it attempted to enter Prince George's County. The van became disabled and the occupants stopped and fled on foot.
Officers quickly apprehended the driver but did not locate the passenger. When officers arrested the driver, a 16-year-old Washington, D.C., boy, they found he was in possession of approximately $4,000 worth of stereo equipment. Investigation revealed he has been involved in numerous thefts from vehicles at Westlake High School. He was charged with theft, fourth degree burglary and numerous traffic violations. Officer Anderson is continuing the investigation.