Maryland Town Council Member Arrested After Breaking into Wrong Home

A Maryland man is now charged with burglary after an investigation determined he broke into a home in Fairfax County earlier this year, though it wasn’t the house he intended. Officers responded to the 12200 block of Pender Creek Circle on January 30 after a couple noticed money missing from their apartment. The previous night, their dog was barking and they found a man standing inside their home. The man left when confronted, and it wasn’t until the next morning they realized money was missing.

During the investigation, officers identified the suspect as 41-year-old Selwyn Bridgeman, of Bladensburg. Bridgeman is a Bladensburg town council member. The investigation determined Bridgeman was trying to contact an acquaintance who lived in that apartment complex. When the acquaintance did not answer the front door, he entered the apartment through an unlocked door. When confronted by the homeowners, he realized he was in the wrong home and left the scene.

Bridgeman was arrested on Saturday in Prince George’s County and is currently being held at the Department of Corrections awaiting extradition to Fairfax County.

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