Maryland State Fire Marshal
News Release Martin Oâ€™Malley Governor
William E. Barnard State Fire Marshal
CRIMINAL SUMMONS SERVED FOR WALDORF VEHICLE ARSON CHARLES COUNTY, MD (June 22, 2011) â€“ An investigation into a vehicle fire, which occurred on March 5, 2011 at approximately 6:00 p.m. at 4250 Piney Church Road in Waldorf, revealed the owner, Juan F. Pena-Cordova (24) was responsible for the fire involving his 2001 Ford Explorer. Damages to the vehicle were estimated at $1,500. Deputy State Fire Marshals developed sufficient evidence for a criminal summons to be issued for the charge of Arson 2nd Degree. Pena-Cordova was served the criminal summons at the Maryland State Police Barrack located in LaPlata at approximately 2:15 p.m. on June 22, 2011 without incident. A preliminary inquiry has been scheduled for August 1, 2011 at the Charles County District Court.
Media contact: Bruce D. Bouch, Deputy State Fire Marshal; 443-324-6876
1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208