Advisory: Officers arrest suspects after citizen report of suspicious activity in Piney Orchard


On February 27, 2012, at approximately 1:51 a.m., officers from Western District responded to the area of Estuary Drive and Middle Neck Road in Odenton for a report from a citizen of two suspicious vehicles driving around the area.

Additional information provided by the caller advised that the occupants of those vehicles were observed placing items into the back of a dark-colored minivan. Responding units were canvassing the area for the suspect vehicles when they observed the two vehicles traveling north on Piney Orchard Parkway approaching the intersection of Waugh Chapel Road. Officers then initiated a traffic stop on the two vehicles at that intersection.

The female driver (Ciara Gilchrest) of the first vehicle, a dark-colored Honda Accord, initially stopped and complied with officers’ orders. After a short period of time, the operator accelerated her vehicle, struck one police vehicle and caused two officers to jump out of the way to avoid being struck by the suspect vehicle. The operator of the second vehicle (Jesse Worthen), a dark-colored minivan, was placed under arrest at the scene. A search of the minivan revealed a motorcycle in the back passenger compartment of that vehicle. The minivan and motorcycle were both determined to have been stolen from the immediate area.

The Honda Accord fled the scene and officers followed the vehicle until the driver of the lost control and crashed on the ramp from Southbound Route 3 onto Westbound Route 50. The female driver and a male passenger were immediately apprehended, but a third suspect fled on foot. With the assistance of the Aviation Unit, K-9 units and patrol officers on scene, the third suspect (Jasper Brinkley) was located hiding in a drainage pipe and subsequently arrested about an hour later. The female operator was charged with Attempted First Degree Assault and various traffic-related charges and the other three suspects were charged with two counts of Theft of Automobiles (Minivan and motorcycle).

Suspect #1:
Ciara B. Gilchrest, 19
907 3rd Street NE
Washington DC.

Suspect #2:
Carlton M. Johnson, 20
1109 Chicago Street SE
Washington DC

Suspect #3: Jesse Worthen, 48
1925 M Street NE Apt #2
Washington DC

Suspect #4:
Jasper Brinkley III, 32,
7001 Whitney Ave,
Forestville Md

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About Mike Miller

Resident of Chapel Grove (of course), member or original Board of Directors (BOD), and member of the Communications Committee.
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