Maryland Arson Investigators Looking For This Man


Aberdeen, Maryland – Maryland Deputy State Fire Marshals are seeking assistance in identifying a person responsible for intentionally dousing a flammable liquid within an occupied Aberdeen apartment complex late yesterday evening, according to officials.

Authorities said on April 4, 2019, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Aberdeen Fire Department responded to Perrywood Garden Apartments, 230 Mayberry Drive for a reported fuel leak. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a large puddle of suspected gasoline on the second floor of the apartment building. During the course of locating a source for the fuel, they found possible items related to the incident including an empty plastic gasoline container outside the building. Firefighters requested the Office of the State Fire Marshal to investigate.

Deputy State Fire Marshals responded and after reviewing surveillance footage, observed the below suspect entering the apartment building at approximately 9:30 p.m.

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The suspect places a blanket on the floor, douses the blanket with a flammable liquid and made a failed attempt to ignite the blanket, according to authorities. The suspect picked up the blanket and fled the apartment building and discarded the items outside, officials said.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal requests those living in the community or anyone who can identify this suspect, to contact the Northeast Regional Office at 410-836-4846 or Arson Hotline at 1-800-492-7529.


A similar incident occurred in New Castle, Delaware in January of this year.


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