Greenbelt Police Vehicle Fire Bombed in Mechanicsville

Minor damage sustained

By Staff Writers

CALIFORNIA, Md. (March 13, 2011) - The Maryland State Fire Marshal reports that a marked Chevrolet Impala police cruiser, belonging to the Greenbelt Police Department, was firebombed on Friday. Investigators say unknown suspect(s) threw a molotov cocktail against the vehicle sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. while it was parked in Golden Beach in Mechanicsville.

Deputy Fire Marshals Caryn Moreland and Melissa Bean investigated. They say very minor damage resulted; the financial loss was placed at $250.

No firefighters were called to the scene.

The damaged vehicle was discovered and reported by an off-duty Greenbelt police officer.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to call the Southern Region Office at 443-550-6831.

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