County fire investigators arrested four people Wednesday and charged them in the Oct. 7 firebombing of a Harundale home, authorities said.
Fire investigators said the four went to the home on Wardour Road about 10 p.m. Oct. 7 and threw two Molotov cocktails. One of the devices hit the house and broke. The contents leaked onto the grass and ignited. The second one landed on the lawn but never ignited. The residents were able to extinguish the fire on the lawn. None of the six people in the home was harmed, Battalion Chief Gary Sheckells said.
The incident may have been triggered by a dispute over a girl, Chief Sheckells said.
Joseph Roland Kirby Jr., 19, of the 200 block of Carvel Road, Pasadena, and Kent Wayne Bowman, 18, of the 8500 block of Beacon Point Drive, Pasadena, were each charged with attempted first-degree arson and the possession, use and manufacture of a Molotov cocktail, Chief Sheckells said.
Two Pasadena youths, ages 15 and 16, were charged as juveniles and released to their parents. All four were arrested their homes about 6 p.m., Chief Sheckells said.
Man robbed outside McDonald's
An Allegany County man was robbed of $150 Wednesday afternoon by a man who snatched his wallet from his hands as he was about to enter a McDonald's at Ritchie Highway and New Jersey Avenue, county police said.
Floyd Allen Moore Jr., 24, of Midland had just parked his van about 3 p.m. and taken his wallet out when a man suddenly appeared and grabbed it. The man ran north on Harford Road and Mr. Moore gave chase, eventually tackling him, police said.
The man dropped the wallet and Mr. Moore released him so he could retrieve it. By the time Mr. Moore discovered the money was missing, the man had run away, police said.
Pair arrested for illegal selling
County police arrested two men Wednesday evening outside the Glen Burnie Mall and charged them with selling merchandise without a permit, authorities said.
Christopher Scott Hewer, 26, of the 3400 block of Marble Arch Road in Pasadena and Michael Dale Glaubitz, 20, of the 3700 block of Fifth St. in North Beach, Calvert County, were both charged with operating without a huckster's license, police said.
Northern District Officer Keith Light went to the mall parking lot at around 6 p.m. to investigate a complaint that two men were trying to sell stereo equipment.
Victim helps find robbery suspects
A Glen Burnie woman who told police she was robbed of $40 Wednesday night as she took a walk later helped officers locate two suspects, police reports said.
Diana Mitchell, 23, told police she was walking on Oak Manor Drive about 9 p.m. carrying $40 in her hand, when two men walked up to her and asked her for change. One of the men knocked the money to the ground, both men scrambled for it and ran off in separate directions, police said.
Ms. Mitchell walked a few blocks to the Royal Farm, where she saw the suspects. She had the manager call 911 after they left, police said.
Gary Nathaniel Oliver, 25, of the 7800 block of Willing Court, and Leon Anthony Franklin, 27, of the 400 block of Silverleaf Court, were both charged with robbery, police said.