Teens charged with blowing up mail boxes in southern Anne Arundel County

HARWOOD, Md - Four teens have been charged with using explosives to blow up mailboxes early Thursday morning in southern Anne Arundel County.

According to an Anne Arundel County police news release, Arthur Corrin Reith, 19, Carter Robert Harrison, 18, James Thomas Stevens, 19, and a 17-year-old male – who was not identified because he was charged as a juvenile – whom police are not identifying have each been charged with possession of fireworks without a permit, manufacturing, possessing and using a destructive device and possession of marijuana, police said.

Police said officers responded at approximately 1:03 a.m. to a report of possible shots heard in the area of the 1500 block of Patuxent Manor Road in Davidsonville.

Officers also received another call in reference to a mail box being blown up. Police said the officers could hear the explosions and stopped all vehicle traffic as a result. Officers located a gray Toyota four-door on Harwood Drive near Ivy Drive in Harwood and stopped the vehicle, which was occupied by four male subjects. There was evidence in the vehicle that linked them to the destruction to the mail box.

Aside from that incident, another mail box was also blown up on Stocketts Run Road in Harwood.

Police said the Anne Arundel County Fire Marshall's Office and the Postal Inspector were notified.  This is a joint investigation with the Fire Marshall's Office. The investigation is ongoing to determine if the suspects are connected to any additional, similar incidents in the area.

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