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    Local Fire Investigations

    NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

    Date: 6/24/17

    Time: 11:00 a.m.

    Location / Address: Rose Hill Drive, Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: Mailboxes

    Owner / Occupants: Multiple Owners

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 250.00 Contents: $ 0

    Smoke Alarm Status: None

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: None

    # of Alarms: 0 # Of Firefighters: 0

    Time to Control: 0

    Discovered By: Owners

    Area of Origin: Interior of Mailboxes

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

    Additional Information: The Sheriff's Office was notified of the property destruction from the early morning hours of June 24, 2017 in the Academy Hills neighborhood in Leonardtown, Maryland. Three mailboxes were located with ground based sparkler devices that had been ignited inside. Witnesses said that there were other mailboxes that had damage from the prior weekend that had not been reported. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6833.

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    NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

    Date: 6-29-17

    Time: 9 am

    Location / Address: 3390 Crain Highway, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Vehicle Fires

    Description of Structure / Property: 2004 Chevrolet truck & 2005 Volvo sedan

    Owner / Occupants: Gary Washington (Chevy) & Bryan Tate (Volvo)

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $20,000.00 Contents: $ 0

    Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: None

    # of Alarms: 0 # Of Firefighters: 0

    Time to Control: N/A

    Discovered By: Owner of the Chevrolet

    Area of Origin: Passenger compartments

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

    Additional Information: The two vehicles were behind the establishment awaiting repairs. Suspect(s) ignited a molotov cocktail in the passenger's compartment of each vehicle. The fire caused moderate damage to the interior of both vehicles. The tires were also cut on both vehicles which is being handled by the Charles County Sheriff's Office.

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    NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

    Date: 6/29/17

    Time: 6:45 p.m.

    Location / Address: 40452 Medley Lane, Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 2011 Ford Fusion

    Owner / Occupants: Philip Fenwick

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 10,000.00 Contents: $ 0

    Smoke Alarm Status:N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 5

    Time to Control: 10 minutes

    Discovered By: Neighbor

    Area of Origin: Passenger Compartment

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary - Suspect(s) ignited available combustibles inside passenger compartment.

    Additional Information: The vehicle was reported stolen from La Plata in Charles County around 3:00 p.m.. The vehicle fire was reported at the Medley Lane address around 6:45 p.m. The vehicle is a total loss as a result of the fire. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6832.

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