Calvert County Man Charged with Arson After Lighting Chesapeake Beach Home on Fire

March 25, 2020
Mark Adam Eckenrode, age 41

Mark Adam Eckenrode, age 41

Deputy State Fire Marshals charged a Calvert County man after determining he was responsible for intentionally setting a fire in the basement of a Chesapeake Beach home yesterday, causing an estimated $80,000.00 in damages.

On March 24, 2020, at approximately 4:00 p.m., firefighters with North Beach, Dunkirk, and Huntington Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the 3600 block of 29th Street for a reported dwelling fire. Upon arrival, firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in a basement bedroom. During fire suppression and overhaul activities, firefighters found evidence that led them to believe the fire may have been intentionally set. Deputy State Fire Marshals were requested and, during the course of their investigation, identified Mark Adam Eckenrode, age 41, as a suspect.

Eckenrode was located and arrested by Prince Georges County Police Department in a wooded area of Upper Marlboro. Eckenrode was transported to Prince Georges County Police Department 8th District Station where he was interviewed by investigators.

Eckenrode was later transported to Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with First Degree Arson and Malicious Destruction of Property. If found guilty on both charges, Eckenrode, faces a maximum penalty of 33 years imprisonment.

17 Responses to Calvert County Man Charged with Arson After Lighting Chesapeake Beach Home on Fire

  1. Fire Mashall Bill on March 25, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Looks like he caught himself on fire instead.

  2. Anonymous on March 25, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Another deuche bag

    • Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      -2 Spelling.

  3. Anonymous on March 25, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Awwww, he’s sleepy!

  4. Anonymous on March 25, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Don’t laugh. He works for a chimney cleaning company.

    • Remember the commercial? on March 26, 2020 at 9:42 am

      A neighbor said they heard him walking to the house saying, “Not another day…not another day.”

  5. Fire Marshal Bill on March 25, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Looks like he fell a couple of times.

  6. SBD on March 25, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Hey, what’s that on your face?

  7. Anonymous on March 25, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Winning!

  8. Iamme on March 25, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Can’t fix stupid

  9. Van on March 26, 2020 at 7:41 am

    I told ya, these fires are all scams.

  10. Smokey the Bear on March 26, 2020 at 8:30 am

    That looks like high quality woods dirt and maybe a boot smudge.

  11. J Rooper Rowe on March 26, 2020 at 9:31 am

    What a subhuman cretin.

    *That’s what white racists call non white folks, so – right back at you :-) *

    • J Pooper Rot on March 27, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      And, your comment is what an ignorant backward person states for no other reason than to stir the pot.

      • Sentinel on March 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm

        Yes, the word the racist antagonist was looking for is untermensch, I guess he couldn’t find it in his dictionary of racist terminology.

  12. Queen of the Iron Throne on March 26, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    I wonder what it’s like to be 40 years old and be a total loser?

  13. Fire and Dirt on March 27, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    PYRO Eddie Munster has had a busy day.

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