The Anne Arundel County Police have made an arrest in a recent rape case and connected the suspect to a prior rape case in 2014.
2015 – Glen Burnie
On Friday, September 11, 2015 at approximately 12:22 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the 300 block of Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, Maryland for a First Degree Sexual Assault. The adult female advised the sexual assault occurred behind the shopping center located in the 300 block of Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, Maryland.
The victim reported she was walking in the area when a black male approached her. The black male had a conversation with the female at which time he brandished a weapon. The suspect then sexually assaulted the female. Once the assault was over the suspect left the area on a bicycle driving in the direction of Crain Highway.
The suspect is described as follows: A dark skinned black male, 30-40 years old, 5’09 – 5’11 tall, wearing a blue shirt, dark colored pants/jacket and operating a bicycle.
As detectives diligently worked on the above investigation they discovered a similar incident occurring approximately one year ago.
2014 – Glen Burnie
On July 12, 2014 at approximately 1:45 a.m., Anne Arundel County Police were dispatched to a First Degree Rape. The adult female advised she was approached by a black male riding a bicycle while in the 600 block of Crain Highway. This area is approximately two miles from the sexual assault which occurred on the morning of September 11, 2015.
The black male engaged the adult female in conversation at which time he then brandished an edged weapon. The black male then sexually assaulted the female. Once the assault was over the black male left the area on his bicycle driving in the direction of Crain Highway.
The suspect is described as follows: A black male in his late twenties, with a tall thin build, wearing a blue shirt, dark jeans
The Anne Arundel County Police Crime Lab conducted forensic examinations in regards to evidence obtained from the July 2014 crime scene and the September 2015 crime scene. Forensic tests were conducted on evidence collected from both crime scenes which suggests the two crimes were linked to one suspect.
2015 – ARREST
As the investigation continued detectives worked around the clock and conducted numerous hours of surveillance in an attempt to locate the suspect. Detectives also reviewed prior cases to see if any others may be linked to the suspect. Through sheer diligence, Sex Crimes Detectives were able to identify a possible person of interest through the various investigative means.
On the afternoon of Thursday, September 17, 2015, detectives located the person of interest in the 7500 block of Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. At that point, Detectives executed numerous search warrants at that time and recovered possible items of evidentiary value linking him to the July 2014 and September 2015 sex offenses.
On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Anne Arundel County Crime Lab conducted forensic examinations on the evidence recovered from the 2014/2015 crime scenes and the person of interest. At that time the police department was able to identify the person of interest as being the perpetrator of the violent sex offenses.
Detective Caprice Saunders obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect, identified as Steven Joseph Proctor, a 52 year old black male from the 7500 block of Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie Maryland. In regards to the July 2014 sex crime, Steven Proctor was charged with First Degree Rape, Second Degree Rape, First Degree Sex Offense, Second Degree Sex Offense, Third Degree Sex Offense, Fourth Degree Sex Offense, and First Degree Assault. In regards to the September 2015 sex crime, Proctor was charged with First Degree Sex Offense, Second Degree Sex Offense, Third Degree Sex Offense, Fourth Degree Sex Offense, and First Degree Assault. Proctor was booked on the above charges and has been released to the custody of the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a no bond status.
The Anne Arundel County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying any other possible victims. As the investigation continues we urge anyone with information on these incidents or any others to contact Detective Caprice Saunders of the Anne Arundel County Sex Crimes Unit at 410-222-4754. One can also remain anonymous by calling the Anne Arundel County Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.