Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A Perry Hall man is facing charges in connection with two incidents in Abingdon Tuesday.
A Perry Hall man has been charged with setting shrubs on fire at two different places in Abingdon late Monday night. Police say John Paul Akin Jr. admitted to setting two fires—one at the intersection of MD Route 24 and I-95 and the other outside a residence not far away—because of "personal issues" and anger, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Akin, 22, of the unit block of Ripplebrook Court in Perry Hall, was charged by criminal summons Tuesday with two counts of malicious burning. Around 11:32 p.m. Monday a person driving in the area of MD Route 24 and I-95 noticed a fire burning in front of the Vietnam Memorial Veterans Highway sign and reported it to police, the release states. The Abingdon Volunteer…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Video of the man suspected of twice setting fire to the Denny's in Edgewood
Investigators have released video of the man suspected of twice setting fire to the Denny's in Edgewood. There is a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case. On Aug. 3 flames engulfed the business located at 1803 Edgewood Road. The blaze caused about $500,000 damage to the business and sent both a firefighter and employee to the hospital, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Investigators believe the same man was responsible for setting that fire and another, smaller fire, at the same business on July 4. See video attached to this post. Mutual Benefit Insurance Company is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Deputy State Fire Marshals believe the same man is behind two instances of arson.
Fire officials believe the Edgewood Denny's was twice the target of arson with the second fire causing about $500,000 damage. On Aug. 3 flames engulfed the business located at 1803 Edgewood Road. The blaze caused about $500,000 damage to the business and sent both a firefighter and employee to the hospital, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Investigators believe the Aug. 3 fire was an act of arson and that the business was targeted both times by the same man. Around 8:45 a.m. July 4 a fire started in a trash can in the men's room of the business, according to the fire marshal's office. Business management believed the fire was accidental, and since it was contained to the trash can and damage was minimal, no fire …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the fire.
A fire on the Amtrak bridge over the Gunpowder River in Harford County caused thousands in damage, and investigators believe the fire was set intentionally. Around 7:57 a.m. Sunday, four Joppa firefighters responded to to the Amtrak Bridge over the Gunpowder River in Joppatowne, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Firefighters controlled the fire to the wooden scaffolding on the under side of the bridge within five minutes, according to the release. The fire started at the base of the scaffolding, and investigators believe it was set intentionally. The fire caused about $5,000 in damage to the bridge. Anyone with information about the fire may contact the fire marshals office at 410-836-4844.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The fire burned a building on Mill Green Road in Street.
A building in Street was burned to the ground Monday, and investigators said they believe the blaze was set intentionally. Around 9:17 a.m., Darlington Volunteer Fire Company was called to the 3500 block of Mill Green Road in response to a fire, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. When firefighters arrived, the 20-foot by 16-foot building had already collapsed, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. The fire caused about $1,000 damage to the building and $100 damage to what was inside, according to the release. According to the news release from the fire marshal's office, someone intentionally set fire to the inside of the building. Anyone with …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
A Bel Air man is being held at the Harford County Detention Center.
A 20-year-old Bel Air man has been arrested for charges related to a vehicle arson in Street. Scott Allen Cooney Jr., of the 400 block of Aggies Circle, is accused of setting a 1996 Eagle Talon belonging to “his ex-girlfriend’s acquaintance” on fire at about 3:45 a.m. Saturday, according to a release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. He has been charged with second-degree arson, malicious burning and first- and second-degree malicious destruction of property for the incident, which occurred in the 3700 block of Bay Road. After his ex-girlfriend extinguished the fire with a garden hose, Harford County sheriff’s deputies found a gas can next to Cooney’s car in a nearby ditch, the release stated. Fire marshals said the fire was …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The suspect faces up to 70 years in prison if convicted for the incident.
A 25-year-old Abingdon man turned himself into the Harford County Detention Center on Wednesday night to face charges related to an April arson. Andrew M. Dejuliis Jr. of the 200 block of Haynes Court has been charged with the “manufacture, possession and distribution of destructive devices, first-degree attempted arson, threat of arson and reckless endangerment,” according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Dejuliis is charged with throwing two “Molotov cocktails” at a home in the 2900 block of Shelley Court in Abingdon on April 25 at about 11:45 p.m. The incident did not cause any injuries or structural damage. Dejuliis is being held on $500,000 bail and, if convicted, faces a maximum of 70 years in prison and $315,000 in…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
State fire marshals conducted an investigation that lasted more than two years.
A 34-year-old Fallston man has been charged with first- and second-degree arson and two counts of malicious burning with intent to defraud as the result of an investigation that spanned more than two years. Jerry W. Williams Jr. of the 2200 block of Choate Road has been charged by Deputy State Fire Marshals in relation to an incident that took place shortly before 3 a.m. on Oct. 13, 2008. According to a release from the fire marshal, Williams allegedly burned his 1984 Winnebago RV and 2006 Ford King Rancher, which were on his property at the time. The fire marshal believes Williams received the assistance of two other suspects, for whom charges are pending. Williams was arrested “without incident” Thursday by the Maryland State Police and …