2 Anne Arundel teens charged with possessing bomb materials

May 30, 1999|By Amy Oakes | Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF

Two Anne Arundel County teen-agers were charged late Friday with possession of bomb-making material and destruction of property after they were questioned at a shopping center south of Edgewater, police said.

Officers found two plastic bottles filled with gasoline and rags in a car driven by one of the teens. They later found shotgun shells, a small amount of gunpowder and a guide for making bombs at one of the suspect's homes, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police would not release the names of the suspects because they are juveniles, but did say that both are 16. One is from the Harwood area and the other is from the Fairhaven area, police said.

"They were charged as juveniles and released to their parents," said police Sgt. Edward Bergin.

Officers saw the youths acting suspiciously in the parking lot of the South River Colony Shopping Center about 10: 30 p.m., police said. They allegedly were filling balloons with pink paint, and the curb near where they were standing had pink paint on it, police said.

After obtaining parental permission, police searched the car the youths had been in and found the two Molotov cocktails, a gym bag containing a small canister of propane, spray paint, bolt cutters, a flashlight and a bottle of bleach. Officers then received permission to search the youths' homes and found the other bomb-making paraphernalia.

Pub Date: 5/30/99

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