UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

April 19, 2017

4/19/2017 @ 11:30 a.m.: The 2006 Dodge Charger was discovered abandoned off the road and was completely destroyed by the fire.

The vehicle fire also resulted in a large woods fire adjacent to the road. The vehicle had been reported stolen to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office earlier on the morning of the fire.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6833.

4/19/2017: On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at approximately 4:45 a.m., emergency personnel in St. Mary’s County were dispatched to a vehicle and woods fire in Dameron.

Firefighters from Pax River, Ridge, Valley Lee, and Bay District responded to St. Jeromes Neck Road, and discovered a burned out vehicle and a large brush fire.

Police and firefighters searched the area for a driver of the crashed and burned out vehicle, but were unable to locate anyone.

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the brush/woods fire.

The burned out vehicle is described as a Dodge Charger of unknown color and year.

Details will be provided as they become available.





 

17 Responses to UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

  1. Bob Lob Law on April 19, 2017 at 7:39 am

    One insurance scam coming right up.

    • Anonymous on April 19, 2017 at 8:47 am

      Police said it was reported stolen

      • Duh on April 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm

        True, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a scam.
        First step, report it stolen
        Second step, light it on fire
        Third step, collect insurance

        Much easier than just lighting it on fire in your front yard…

      • TellItLikeItIs on April 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

        Hence the SCAM…. Owner reports it stolen… drives it down the road and burns it up. Report it to insurance. Get pay out. SCAM!

      • Anonymous on April 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm

        Right. Because if you just say “I torched it” the insurance company will pay.

      • Bob on April 20, 2017 at 6:53 am

        Okay then, one insurance scam and one arrest for filing a fake police report, coming right up.

      • Jack Wagon on April 20, 2017 at 9:34 am

        That’s the first step of the insurance scam.

      • Bob Lob Law on April 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm

        Someone doesn’t understand how scams work…..

  2. Deb on April 19, 2017 at 9:09 am

    drive it like you stole it

  3. Bosshog on April 19, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Just’a good ol’ boys. Never meanin’ no harm. Beats all you never saw. Been in trouble with the law. Since the day they was born……….

  4. Anon on April 19, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    That’ll buff right out!

  5. Proud Harley Rider on April 19, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    It’s just a 4 door Charger- nothing to cry over. Dime a dozen in PG county.

    • Anonymous on April 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

      it was a Base model (V6) with Dubs…

      • Tell You What on April 21, 2017 at 8:32 am

        Sounds like it must have been your car since you know so much about it.

  6. Gary B on April 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    It’s repo season, take that tax return in January put it down on a car. Put rims and TVs in it. Here comes 3 months later all that money is gone. REPO SEASON

  7. Anonymous on April 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

    So which drug dealer forgot to pay his supplier?

  8. Anonymous on April 20, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Who wants to bet its a retired COP car that they paid $1200… then they put $5k rims on it?