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Maryland State Fire Marshal

News Release Martin O’Malley Governor

William E. Barnard State Fire Marshal

COBB ISLAND JUVENILE LOCATED AND CHARGED WITH SETTING FIRE ON UTILITY TRAILER CHARLES COUNTY, MD (November 3, 2011) – Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged an 11 year old youth with 2nd Degree Malicious Burning of Personal Property and Malicious Destruction of Property for the September 22, 2011 fire on a 6’ x 5’ utility trailer owned by Mr. Peter Albert. The incident occurred at 18204 Piedmont Drive in Cobb Island. Firefighters from Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the blaze within five minutes after arrival on the scene. The trailer had been loaded with brush for disposal. Investigators determined the youth was responsible for setting the fire. Additionally, witnesses observed him in the area both before and after the fire. The fire caused approximately $250 in damage to the trailer. No injuries were reported during the incident. The youth was charged and released to the custody of his grandparents. If convicted of these charges he faces a penalty of up to 20 months imprisonment and/or $1,000 in fines.

### Media contact: Bruce D. Bouch, Deputy State Fire Marshal; 443-324-6876 The Office of the State Fire Marshal is an agency of the Department of State Police dedicated to helping protect citizens from fire and explosion through a comprehensive program of education, inspection, investigation and fire protection engineering. For more information on fire safety call 1-800-525-3124, log onto our website at: www.firemarshal.state.md.us and/or follow us on Facebook under “Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal”.

1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208

2011-11-03 Charles Arrest Utility Trailer Fire Piedmont Drive  

The youth was charged and released to the custody of his grandparents. If convicted of these charges he faces a penalty of up to 20 months i...

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