Havre de Grace library firebombing suspect is a volunteer firefighter, according to a story in today’s Baltimore Sun


    The Baltimore Sun reports on its website today that one of the suspects charged in connection with the firebombing of the Havre de Grace library Aug. 22 is a volunteer firefighter for the Susquehanna Hose Co., in Havre de Grace. (An unnamed 17-year-old juvenile was also arrested and charged in connection with the incident) According to the story, Daniel Woodrow Ramsey Jr., 28, of the 600 block of Fountain St. in Havre de Grace, faces charges of possession of a destructive device and conspiracy to commit arson. He was a probationary member of the Susquehanna Hose Co. for the past six months and has been suspended from the department while he awaits trial. According to the story, Deputy State Fire Marshal Joseph G. Zurolo Jr. said:

    “… investigators believe that Ramsey was trying to cause work so he would be able to help and put the fire out.”

    Damage to the Union Avenue library was estimated at $17,000 and the library was closed for a couple of days following the incident. Ramsey was released from jail Saturday on a $50,000 bond, the story said.

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