WALDORF, Md. - Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged two local youths in connection with the burning of an auto on Sunday, February 18, 2007. The boys, ages 14 and 15, were charged with second-degree arson and released to the custody of their parents pending further action by the Department of Juvenile Services.
The investigation revealed the boys had poured and lit an ignitable liquid into a 1985 Pontiac Grand Prix that was being stored next to an outbuilding in the 5100 block of Running Deer Place near Waldorf. A neighbor saw smoke coming from the car and called 911. Firefighters from Hughesville responded to the 4:52 p.m. incident, bringing the fire under control in less than five minutes. There were no injuries and damage to the vehicle owned by Robert Dade of Mechanicsville is estimated at $1,000.