Arundel officers thwart arson attempt, police say

December 21, 2009|By Andrea F. Siegel | andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

Officers on patrol at 5:40 a.m. Sunday saw a man put a red gasoline container by the Crossroads Tavern, in the 7300 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, and light a wick that was on the top of the container, Anne Arundel County police said.

The fire was extinguished before it ignited the building, and a man was arrested on arson and related charges, police said. Police identified him as David Bryan Rexrode, 42, of the 500 block of Kent Circle, Glen Burnie.

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