MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL

Notice of Investigation
DATE: February 8, 2013 TYPE OF INCIDENT: TIME: 10:25 P.M. FIRE SUBMITTED BY: DFM J. Nelson OTHER: False Alarm

EXPLOSIVE

LOCATION / ADDRESS: 11001 Frank Tippett Road, Cheltenham, Maryland DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: Cheltenham Youth Detention Facility OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): State of Maryland INJURIES OR DEATHS: None ESTIMATED $ LOSS: $ 350 SMOKE ALARM STATUS: N/A FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: Activated ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): Lewis Donnell Huntley – 19 year old male of Hyattsville, Maryland RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S): DFM John Nelson

RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): Brandywine Fire Department # OF ALARMS: 1 DISCOVERED BY: Staff AREA OF ORIGIN: Detention Cell PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Intentional ASSISTING AGENCIES: ATF FBI MSP OTHER # OF FIREFIGHTERS: 4 TIME TO CONTROL: N/A

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The investigation revealed Lewis Huntley used an object to break the sprinkler head in a detention cell causing water to flow and the fire alarm to activate. The damage was estimated at $350.00. An arrest warrant was issued for False Alarm and Malicious Destruction of Property. Huntley was arrested at 10:45 a.m. on February 8, 2013 without incident. Huntley is being held at the Prince George’s County Detention Center on $8,000.00 bond. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DSFM Bruce Bouch at 443-324-6876

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