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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Two Arrested on Arson Related Charges

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
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Personnel from the Prince George’s County Office of the Fire Marshal have recently arrested two individuals on separate and unrelated incidents.

On January 18, 2014, a warrant was issued for 20-year-old David L. Reshenber of New Carrollton.  The warrant charged him with making an Arson Threat.  This is a misdemeanor charge, punishable by up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.  The threat was made against the McDonalds at 10531 Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville.  Reshenber was arrested on January 29, 2014 and released pending a hearing.

On January 25, 2014, a warrant was issued for 40-year-old Lenniscleo Yalanza Brown of Suitland.  The warrant charged Brown with several crimes, which include 2nd Degree Arson (Felony – 20 years); 1st Degree Malicious Burning (Felony – 5 years); Burning with an Attempt to Defraud (Misdemeanor – 5 years); and, Reckless Endangerment (Misdemeanor – 5 years).

These charges are related to an auto fire that occurred on November 30, 2013, at Creston Street and 50th Avenue in Bladensburg.  Brown was arrested on January 28 and released  pending a hearing.

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor stated, "Anyone who thinks they can commit a crime of arson, or even threaten to commit arson and get away with it in Prince George's County,  is wrong.  We have a talented group of Investigators that are relentless in pursuing individuals responsible for these heinous crimes."

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