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Criminal Investigation Division Auto Theft 7/14/2017




Auto Theft Search Warrant            & Arrests                                                                   Crownsville


On July 11, 2017 at approximately 8:00 am, numerous officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department and several allied agencies from the region executed a search and seizure warrant at 1164 Saint Stephens Church Road in Crownsville, MD.  The search warrant was the result of an extensive investigation led by an Anne Arundel County Police Department Criminal Investigation Division detective assigned to the Baltimore Regional Auto Theft Team.  This investigation documented an ongoing organized vehicle theft operation and “chop shop” linked to a subject renting property at that location.  


During the search warrant execution, investigators recovered ten vehicles worth an estimated $225,000 that had been reported stolen from six different jurisdictions within the Baltimore/Washington region.  In addition, a large quantity of ammunition and a loaded stolen handgun were recovered.  Several Anne Arundel County Police Department support units, along with numerous members of the Baltimore Regional Auto Theft Team (RATT) and the Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement (WAVE) Task Force assisted with the execution of the search warrant and recovery of the stolen property.


Two suspects were located on the premises and arrested. They were charged with numerous offenses related to the stolen property concealed on the property.


Arrested:         Proctor Jr., Gary Renerio

29 year old male

Pine Grove Court, Severn, MD



Sanchuk, Robert William

31 year old male

Saint Stephens Church Road, Crownsville, MD


            The investigation is on-going and additional charges could be forthcoming.  Anyone with information about this investigation or other vehicle thefts is asked to contact the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Auto Theft Squad at 410-222-4734; or the Anne Arundel County Police Department Tip Line at 410-222-4700.


            The Anne Arundel County Police Department has an Auto Theft Squad detective assigned to both the Baltimore Regional Auto Theft Team (RATT) and the Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement (WAVE) Task Force.  The mission of these regional task forces include investigating motor vehicle theft trends, exportation and/or trafficking of stolen vehicles, illegal chop shops, vehicle insurance fraud, selling of stolen vehicles to scrap yards, and related crimes which occur in the Baltimore/Washington region.   “We appreciate the cooperative efforts and great relationships our detectives are able to build with our allied agencies through participation in the two regional auto theft task forces,” said Criminal Investigation Division Captain Herbert H. Hasenpusch.  “This investigation confirms what we already know; that criminals involved in organized vehicle theft enterprises such as this one have no regard for jurisdictional boundaries.  Due to our geographic location between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, being a member of both of these task forces is a force multiplier for us and leads to better information sharing and coordinated investigative efforts.” 

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