At 9:30 p.m. April 7, TFC A. Rossignol of the Leonardtown trooper barrack was conducting an accident investigation on Route 235 north of Rescue Lane, Hollywood, when a subject approached an advised a vehicle had just been stolen.

Investigation revealed that the victim left his vehicle running while he was out directing traffic at the scene of the accident.

When the victim observed the suspect, later identified as Bryan Matthew Pilkerton, 33, of Hollywood, get into his vehicle and drive away, he flagged down the witness.

The witness and the victim followed the stolen vehicle. When it pulled into a private driveway the suspect exited and ran towards a residence.

The victim and witness returned to report the theft.

St. Mary’s County Deputies responded to the residence and located the suspect. He was identified by the victim and witness.

TFC Rossignol arrested Pilkerton and charged him with DUI and Motor Vehicle Theft. He was taken to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and held pending a bail review.