MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
Prince George’s County Fire Investigators are currently looking into nine auto fires that have occurred over a 22-hour period. These fires started during early morning hours of Wednesday, October 24 and continued until Thursday at about 1:30 am with most occurring within the area of Kettering. Fire Investigators believe these incidents of arson and vandalism are linked and are seeking information from the public about who may be responsible.
Below is a list of dates, times and locations of the auto fires.
Date Time Address
10/24/12 0327hrs 5700 block of Westgate Rd, Lanham-Seabrook
10/24/12 0424hrs Unit block of Barberry Ct, Upper Marlboro/Kettering
10/24/12 0548hrs 3100 block of Altair Ln, Upper Marlboro
10/24/12 0609hrs 10700 block of Pookey Way, Upper Marlboro
10/25/12 0036hrs 13100 block of Keverton Dr, Upper Marlboro/Kettering
10/25/12 0102hrs 12200 block of Kings Arrow St, Kettering
10/25/12 0116hrs Abbotswood Ct/Kettering Dr, Kettering
10/25/12 0127hrs 11500 blk of Burning Tree Ct, Lake Arbor/Kettering
10/25/12 0132hrs 500 block of Etna Dr, Largo/Kettering
Residents are asked to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately by calling 911. Note a description of the suspicious activity including a description of any person and vehicle. A vehicle tag number is particularly helpful. Never place yourself in harms way.
Leave exterior lights on at night to illuminate the area in front of your house where vehicles are parked.
Fire Investigators are also reminding residents to help avoid becoming a victim by locking your vehicle when parked and removing all valuables.
Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call our Arson Hotline at 301-77-ARSON (27766). Tips may be left anonymously. Information can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prince George’s County Fire Investigators and the County Police will be coordinating increased patrols in these areas.
If you see something – say something and call 911.