A Hampstead man was being held at the Carroll County Detention Center yesterday after being arrested Saturday in connection with a Westminster barn fire last month, court records showed.
Danne Paul Dittrich Jr., 20, of the 1700 block of Indian Court is being held on $150,000 bail on arson charges and $50,000 bail on drug charges, according to court records.
Dittrich was arrested on drug charges after police found marijuana and LSD in his pickup truck while assisting state fire marshals in arresting him on arson charges, charging documents showed.
He was charged with possession of LSD, possession with intent to distribute LSD, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to court records.
State fire marshals said an informant saw two men break into a barn in the 2000 block of Old Washington Road on April 27, according to charging documents.
The blaze, which fire marshals said was deliberate and caused ** $30,000 in damage, broke out minutes later, about 2: 30 a.m., according to court documents.
Manchester: Firefighters responded at 2: 02 p.m. Saturday for a mulch fire on Route 30 near Traceys Mill Road. Units were out 36 minutes.
Manchester: Firefighters responded at 6: 21 p.m. Sunday for a mulch fire on Route 30 near Traceys Mill Road. Units were out 23 minutes.
Hampstead: Firefighters from Manchester and Lineboro assisted Hampstead at 11: 17 p.m. Sunday, responding for a chimney fire in the 18800 block of Brick Store Road in Baltimore County. Units were out 50 minutes.
Pub Date: 5/14/96