Stolen Vehicle Found Fully Engulfed in Mechanicsville, Police Currently Investigating Vehicle Break-in and Vehicle Stolen from Same Street

February 10, 2020

On Monday, February 10, 2020, at approximately 3:23 a.m., three firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to 35290 Golf Course Drive in Mechanicsville,for the reported vehicle fire

Crews arrived on the scene to find a Toyota SUV fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished the fire in under 15 minutes.

No injuries were reported, and the owner of the vehicle has been identified as Raul Garcia, with the estimated loss of structure/content at $30,000.00

The fire was discovered by a occupant of a nearby residence origin of the fire was determined to be the passenger compartment of the vehicle, with the cause being incendiary.

A spokeswoman for The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they are currently investigating a vehicle theft, and a theft from vehicle that was reported on the same street shortly after fire was extinguished, they are believed to be related.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the vehicle theft, with the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal currently investigating the vehicle fire. Police are currently searching for a red 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt sedan that was stolen from Golf Course Drive in Mechanicsville.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents please contact the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal Southern Region at 443-550-6820 or the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at 301-475-3333.


24 Responses to Stolen Vehicle Found Fully Engulfed in Mechanicsville, Police Currently Investigating Vehicle Break-in and Vehicle Stolen from Same Street

  1. AC on February 10, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Def look for the perps in Nanjemoy. Lot of burnt out cars up in that area of somd.

    • Anonymous on February 10, 2020 at 12:06 pm

      No, I can almost guarantee it’s the same hood rats that live(d) in Wicomico that were breaking into cars a few years ago but that older and wiser thing hasn’t kicked in for them yet, probably never will, so they’re just committing worse crimes now.

      • Kip Mc. on February 10, 2020 at 1:58 pm

        Yeah generally, its just better to avoid all areas in southern maryland. Breton Bay is decent I guess.

        • DontBeeATarget on February 10, 2020 at 5:09 pm

          Maybe, but only if you don’t drive a Cobalt!

  2. . on February 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Where did the back wheel go?

  3. GetPaid on February 10, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    It ain’t no joke, when you can’t pay that note! Sell it to the insurance company…..

  4. Anonymous on February 10, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    who in their right mind would steal a 2009 chevy Cobalt ? unless they were on foot and had to get somewhere (and their bike had a flat tire) or their one friend was out !

    • Anonymous on February 10, 2020 at 8:50 pm

      Hood Rats it’s how it was raised nothing new

    • Anonymous on February 10, 2020 at 10:31 pm

      There you have it. They are not in their right mind. Impotence is rumored to cause that. Maybe they are trying to confirm that.

    • Just Sayin' on February 11, 2020 at 5:49 am

      Fairly easy car to steal. Not a lot of security features, I would imagine. Easy vehicle to operate and blends in with traffic very well. Cobalt, the present day Chevette.

  5. Anonymous on February 10, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    wheres the radiator ? front bumper ?

    • B. Johnson on February 12, 2020 at 5:01 am

      Did you know that fire melts soft metals? Any surviving chunks probably got blasted away by the FF with a big hose in his hands.

      • Mayor Pete on February 19, 2020 at 2:59 pm

        Ooohh! That sounds so sexy!

  6. Anonymous on February 10, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    have to look at good side…won’t have to go to car wash this week !

  7. Anonymous on February 11, 2020 at 4:34 am

    sitting here eating my 2 for$6 fish sandwitch special…thinking..theres really not gonna be to many people looking for that 2009 chevy Cobalt ! only way they gonna find it…if they leave it in middle of wal-mart parking lot middle of nite !

  8. Anonymous on February 11, 2020 at 7:14 am

    they probable could have gotten away with this if it was a 2009 chevy Cobalt but sense it was a $30,000 Toyota suv…Not ! they run forever !

  9. Lauren on February 11, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    The title of this article is misleading. It makes it seem that the Toyota SUV was the stolen vehicle and not the Chevy Cobalt.

    • Anonymous on February 11, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      If you read the story you would know both vehicles were stolen.

      • Lauren on February 12, 2020 at 8:29 pm

        I must have missed the part where it said the Toyota was reported stolen. Either way, it’s a terrible situation. More of the story has been talked about which makes it seem that the Toyota was stolen from La Plata and dumped. I just didn’t know if it was reported stolen and the title made it seem like both cars were reported stolen but the article itself didn’t reflect that. That’s all.

  10. Anonymous on February 11, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    owner just got a yearly check=up notice

  11. Anonymous on February 12, 2020 at 8:20 am

    red chevy Cobolt …not a fast get away !but being 3am I don’t think dirt-bag works Couple cans spray paint and he can start taxi.service lotta backroads here to 234/White house motel and rt.6

  12. OH NO! on February 12, 2020 at 8:26 am

    I think the check engine light is ON!

  13. Anonymous on February 13, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Only in Saint Mary’s County..

    • Anonymous on February 15, 2020 at 8:19 am

      Actually, cars burn up all the time all over the world. You should leave the county more often.