11-Year-Old Suspect in Cobb Island Arson

September 23, 2011

St. Mary’s Fire Marshalls are investigating a case of arson in Charles County.

Firefighters from Cobb Island responded to 18204 Piedmont Drive in Cobb Island on Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. for report of a fire.

Crews arrived on the scene to discover the bed of a utility trailer on fire.

Investigation revealed the fire was determined to be incendiary as a result of an 11 year old juvenile intentionally igniting the brush that was being stored in the bed of the trailer and fleeing the scene. The fire was limited the bed of the trailer and the trailer suffered from minor heat damage.
There were no reported injuries as a result of this fire.

Charles County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation. Arrest charges are pending at this time.