Man, 28, and teen charged in fire at Harford library

September 22, 2007|By Mary Gail Hare

Fire investigators and federal agents charged a 28-year-old Havre de Grace man and a teenager from Level yesterday in an Aug. 22 incident in which an incendiary device was thrown through a window at the Havre de Grace library.

Daniel Woodrow Ramsey Jr. and the 17-year-old male, whose name was withheld because he is a juvenile, were charged with manufacturing and using an incendiary device, fire officials said.

Firefighters from the Susquehanna Hose Company responded at 3:12 a.m. and extinguished the blaze, which caused about $17,000 in damages to the Union Avenue building.

Ramsey was arrested after police stopped his vehicle yesterday on U.S. Route 40 in Havre de Grace. Police also charged him with driving with a revoked license.

The youth was released to the custody of his parents pending further action by the state Department of Juvenile Services.

Investigators said there are no other suspects in the incident and no additional charges are expected against Ramsey and the teen.

If convicted of the bomb-related charges, Ramsey could receive up to 25 years in prison, fire officials said.

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