Four juveniles charged with arson
Montgomery County, MD - -
- Fire and Explosive Investigators from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue
Service have arrested four juveniles in connection with setting a fire that
destroyed a playground located at the Rockville Civic Center on November 21,
2012. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel were dispatched shortly after
8:00 p.m. to the 600 block of Edmonston Drive for the report of a playground on
fire. Units arrived and found the playground fully engulfed and quickly
extinguished the fire.
Montgomery County Fire and Explosive Investigators, assisted by Rockville City
Police, located and arrested four juveniles and filed charges. Because the
suspects are juveniles, their names are not being released and the case has
been referred to the Department of Juvenile Services. Investigators estimate
that the fire caused $160,000 in damages.
Authorities remind residents that they are often the eyes and ears of the
community and can expand police and fire presence simply by being alert and
reporting suspicious or potentially dangerous activities to authorities.