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By Andrea F. Siegel | andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | December 21, 2009
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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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Two young boys were charged with arson for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied home on the Calvert County estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy. The Office of the State Fire Marshal said Friday that the boys, who are 12 and 14 and from the Dares Beach community in Calvert County, confessed to igniting combustibles in the living room of the two-story, unoccupied wood frame house on the evening of Aug. 22. The fire was reported by a person passing by and was brought under control within 15 minutes of the arrival of firefighters, but the house was destroyed.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2012
The New Year's Day blaze that damaged a Brooklyn Park house and was accompanied by racial and sexual slurs painted on the home's exterior was arson, according to the Anne Arundel County fire department. The fire, in the 300 block of Church St., displaced two white women — one elderly and one disabled — and their caregiver, Korrey Tubaya, who is African American. Tubaya said Tuesday that this was the second incident in which he believes he was the target. In September, his car was severely damaged, and racial slurs were scratched into it. Police said that incident remains under investigation, and they are working with the Fire Department on the investigation of the home arson.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
The garage apartment where a Baltimore man was slain was burned down the next night, prompting police to investigate whether the killer is covering his tracks. Sometime late Thursday or early Friday, the body of Duane Mitchell was found in the garage apartment he rented in the 4100 block of Fernhill Ave. in Northwest Baltimore. Baltimore police say he was killed by trauma inflicted by an unknown assailant. Homicide detectives and crime technicians inspected the crime scene Friday and left.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Two people were seriously injured after a fire was intentionally set in a Family Dollar store in East Baltimore on Wednesday morning, Baltimore fire officials said. The people were taken to a hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation and minor burns, fire Capt. Roman Clark said. The fire was reported in a Family Dollar store at 2020 Harford Road at about 11:40 a.m. A suspect has not yet been apprehended for the suspected arson, Clark said. The building suffered at least $10,000 in damage, in addition to the loss of $6,000 worth of the store's contents, Clark said.
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February 29, 2012
UPPER MARLBORO — Authorities say a house fire that injured seven Prince George's County firefighters in Riverdale was arson. One firefighter remains hospitalized, in critical but stable condition, after Friday's fire. Kevin O'Toole is expected to stay in the hospital for weeks. Officials said at a news conference Wednesday that the fire was started in the basement of the home.
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December 22, 2009
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. - Andrea F. Siegel
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 19, 2013
Deputy state fire marshals have arrested a second person in connection with the intentional burning of a car in Aberdeen in November. Brenden Anthony Johnson, 20, turned himself in March 13 at the Harford County Detention Center, according to a news release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, which said investigators had served Johnson with an arrest warrant for his involvement in the burning of the vehicle. According to Maryland electronic court records, Johnson, whose address is listed in the 4200 block of Cowan Place in Belcamp, is charged with second-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning and malicious destruction of property.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2012
The Hip Hop Fish & Chicken carry-out restaurant caught fire early Saturday in the 2800 block of Hillen Road in Baltimore, authorities said. Chief Kevin Cartwright of the Baltimore City Fire Department said firefighters arrived at the restaurant, which appeared unoccupied, around 3:45 a.m. No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported, Cartwright said. The fire was under control by 6 a.m., but a few firefighters remain on the scene, he added.. Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the one-story building that once operated as a KFC, Cartwright said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 21, 2012
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with arson and illegal firearms use in connection with damage to a boat in northern Harford County, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said. A joint investigation by the fire marshal's office and the Harford County Sheriff's Office resulted in charges being brought against the juvenile, the fire marshal's office said in a news release. Investigators found a 16-foot bassmaster fishing boat located in the 4300 block of Auer Lane in Darlington had been heavily damaged by fire and that the 14-year-old and an 18-year-old were allegedly igniting fireworks Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Fire damage to the boat is estimated at $2,000, according to the fire marshal's office.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
A Brooklyn Park man was arrested and charged after a fire in Anne Arundel County Monday morning that injured one person. Xavien Neal Pinkney, 23, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree arson, two counts of malicious burning in the first degree, malicious burning in the second degree, two counts of reckless endangerment and destruction of property for a fire near Brooklyn Park in a house on Ballman Court, according to the...
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
A 41-year-old Reisterstown man has been charged with killing his wife and then burning down their house last month, Baltimore County police said Wednesday. Anthony Paul Rutherford, of Fox Run Court, faces first-degree murder and arson charges in the Dec. 8 death of his wife, 35-year-old Kendra Michelle Rutherford. Firefighters found Kendra Rutherford unresponsive in the burning house and took her to Northwest Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy later found she had been asphyxiated, and an investigation determined the fire had been intentionally set. Anthony Rutherford was arrested and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | December 5, 2013
Howard County police said Thursday that a September residential fire in Clarksville has been classified and investigated as arson and attempted murder, according to a news release. Police are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information about the incident leading to an arrest. Just after midnight on Sept. 8, police and firefighters responded to a fire in the 5000 block of Ten Oaks Road. Five people, three adults and two children ages 3 and 1, were in the home at the time of the fire and escaped without injury.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2013
Howard County police are working to determine who set fire to portable speed-camera equipment near Glenelg High School. A newspaper carrier discovered the fire in the 14000 block of Burntwoods Road in Glenelg about 5 a.m. Saturday and called 911, police said. Firefighters arrived and extinguished the blaze. Investigators determined that the fire was arson. The county's speed camera vendor plans to pay for the damage - the cost hasn't been determined - and replace the equipment by Monday morning at a new location, police said.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
Two 23-year-old Anne Arundel County men were arrested Friday on burglary and arson charges after two businesses in Davidsonville were broken into and fires set inside, Anne Arundel County police said. Police called to JAS Trucking on Patuxent River Road at 6 a.m. Friday morning found a fire set inside the warehouse and a forklift driven into a F-250 pickup. The same forklift was driven into a wall of the building. Meanwhile, a smoldering fire and evidence of a break-in was discovered at the nearby Brandywine Sand and Gravel company, police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
A 24-year-old Virginia man who fled the country earlier this year after being charged with arson in Maryland was arrested on Tuesday at Washington Dulles International Airport, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Jose Mejia Pineda had an active Maryland State Police warrant out for his arrest in relation to a car fire on Jan. 22 that consumed his 2009 Acura TL on a cul-de-sac in Dunkirk, in Calvert County, said Maryland Deputy Fire Marshal Bruce Bouch. Police and fire investigators believe Pineda and his wife, Lesly Pineda, of Alexandria, started the fire themselves, and charged both with second-degree arson and insurance fraud, Bouch said.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2013
Howard County police are working to determine who set fire to portable speed-camera equipment near Glenelg High School. A newspaper carrier discovered the fire in the 14000 block of Burntwoods Road in Glenelg about 5 a.m. Saturday and called 911, police said. Firefighters arrived and extinguished the blaze. Investigators determined that the fire was arson. The county's speed camera vendor plans to pay for the damage - the cost hasn't been determined - and replace the equipment by Monday morning at a new location, police said.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
A Brooklyn Park man was arrested and charged after a fire in Anne Arundel County Monday morning that injured one person. Xavien Neal Pinkney, 23, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree arson, two counts of malicious burning in the first degree, malicious burning in the second degree, two counts of reckless endangerment and destruction of property for a fire near Brooklyn Park in a house on Ballman Court, according to the...
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
After Arthur Miskimon's 19-year-old son died from a three-story fall in an abandoned Dundalk warehouse, his grief drove him to learn all he could about the property. Looking over a folder of code-enforcement papers about the former Seagram's whiskey distillery last fall, Miskimon felt sick. "Why are these buildings still standing?" he asked. The Sollers Point Road property, known as a blighted hangout for teens where up to 20 fires have broken out in the past five years, has long been a source of community complaints.
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By Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
The discovery by firefighters of the bodies of two men in the burned-out basement of a Mount Vernon eatery quickly turned into a murder investigation, as a weekend without any shootings in Baltimore gave way to a bloody Monday. Police were also investigating six shootings Monday that injured six and killed at least one. There hadn't been a shooting in Baltimore since late Wednesday night, a striking calm during a summer of violence that has galvanized city officials and neighborhood activists.
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