On 02/19/2017 at approximately 4:02 AM, Officer Green was patrolling the 300 block of N Bentz Street when he observed heavy smoke in the area. Officer Green located a large fire in the brush of a residence on N. Bentz Street.
Upon further investigation, Officer Green located two additional fires burning in the 300 block of N Bentz Street. The three fires are being investigated as possible arsons. There were no injuries as a result of the fire. The Frederick Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the Frederick County Fire Marshall are conducting an investigation into the fires.
The Frederick Police Department is requesting anyone with information about the fires or suspicious activity in the area to contact Corporal Steve Petruzzello at 301-600-4110. Anonymous information may be provided to the Frederick Police Department Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS.
Case #: 2017-013133
Investigator: Cpl. Steve Petruzzello
Author: Sgt. Aaron Lapp 301-600-6390