DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (WJZ)— Three teens in Anne Arundel County were arrested for blowing up mailboxes.
Police became flooded with 911 calls just around 1 a.m. Thursday for a report of possible shots heard in the area of the 1500-block of Patuxent Manor Road in Davidsonville.
As officers responded to the area, they received another call in reference to a mailbox being blown up. The officers could hear the explosions and decided to stop all vehicle traffic as a result.
Another box was blown up on Stocketts Run Road in Harwood.
Officers stopped a gray Toyota four-door on Harwood Drive near Ivy Drive in Harwood. Police say there was evidence in the vehicle that linked the four occupants of the car to the mailbox destruction.
The driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old male from Davidsonville, was charged as a juvenile with DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of fireworks without a permit, and two counts each of manufacturing, possessing and the use of a destructive device.
The three other occupants: Arthur Corrin Reith, 19, Carter Robert Harrison, 18, and James Thomas Stevens, 19, all of Davidsonville, were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of fireworks without a permit, two counts of manufacturing a destructive device, two counts of possessing a destructive device and two counts of the use of a destructive device.
Reith was also charged with a controlled dangerous substance.
The investigation is ongoing to determine if the suspects are connected to similar incidents in the area.