Juvenile Charged After Union Mills Fire

The arson suspect was 10 years old.


Carroll Country (RD) – A 10 year old juvenile has been charged with arson stemming from a fire that occurred Thursday in the 3500 block of Littlestown Pike in Westminster.

No injuries were reported, and fire caused an estimated $14,000.00 in damages. Deputy State Fire Marshals determined the fire was an intentional act and, during the course of the investigation, identified a male juvenile as the person responsible.

The juvenile has been charged with 2nd Degree Arson, 1st-degree Malicious Burning, and Malicious Destruction of Property. The juvenile was released to the custody of his guardian will be referred to the Department of Juvenile Services.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Northeast Regional Office Fire/Arson Tipline at 410-386-3050.