May 13, 2022
Woman Arrested, Accused Of Throwing Molotov Cocktails At Maryland Homes
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Deputy State Fire Marshals have arrested a Prince Georges County woman for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at two buildings in Maryland, according to authorities.
The Maryland State Apprehension Team assisted with the arrest.
Latrice Joneah Williams, 20, of Upper Marlboro, was arrested on multiple charges, including Arson 1st Degree and Manufacturing and Possession of a Destructive Device, fire officials said.
State investigators allege that she attempted to inflict damage on a house in the 3800 block of Shiner Court in Waldorf, Maryland, on Oct. 14, 2021.
The owner of the house discovered the remains of a Molotov cocktail in his front yard, according to authorities.
The Molotov cocktail did not function properly and failed to cause significant structural damage, fire officials said.READ MORE: 'Ending The Silence': Getting Past The Stigma Associated With Mental Illness
Investigators obtained video footage showing a person throwing the Molotov cocktail at the house the night before the owner discovered it.
Then, on Oct. 15, 2021, Williams allegedly tossed multiple Molotov cocktails at a house in the 25100 block of Gallant Man Drive in Hollywood, Maryland, fire officials said.
The owner told investigators he was inside the home when he heard a noise. He later discovered the devices just feet from his door, with one still burning, according to authorities.
Investigators say that he was able to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher.
Over the last six months, investigators have gathered evidence, including cell phone records, which led to the identification of Williams, fire officials said.MORE NEWS: Late-Bloomer Cicadas Will Be Rising From The Dirt In Maryland
Williams was arrested without incident yesterday morning and held without bond at the Charles County Detention Center, according to authorities.
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Person Rescued After Car Drives Into River In Middletown, Officials Say
Authorities rescued the occupant of a car that drove into a river in Connecticut.
The Portland Fire Department in Middlesex County said the dive team responded to a report of a car in the Connecticut River near Harbor Park in Middletown on the evening of Monday, May 16.
Middletown Police officers were able to get a rescue throw device to the individual who was in the water and pulled them to the emergency services dock, officials said.
The person was taken to a hospital.
The fire department secured a line to the car, and divers checked the car and the surrounding area.
Authorities said the dive team included members from Portland, Middletown, and the South Fire District