- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
A teenager and a juvenile were charged Oct. 4 in connection with their involvement in setting fire to a trash can and exterior rear deck of a home in Chesapeake Beach last month.
Nicholas D. Jamison, 18, of Chesapeake Beach and a 17-year-old boy were charged with first-degree arson and arson to trash containers.
Jamison is being held at the Calvert County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.
The juvenile was placed under house arrest by the Department of Juvenile Services.
At 11:42 p.m. Sept. 20, a trash can outside a 10th Street home was found burning by the occupant, Lawrence Kosmas, according to a Maryland State Fire Marshal’s press release. The fire was quickly extinguished by the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department, officials said.
At 5:49 a.m. that same day, Kosmas was alerted to a second fire when smoke began to enter his home. He found flames on the back deck and immediately called the police. The fire was extinguished by the North Beach VFD and caused about $10,000 in damage, the press release states.
Officials said investigation revealed Jamison and the juvenile were responsible for intentionally igniting both fires and fleeing the scene. If convicted of the charges, officials said both Jamison and the juvenile face penalties of up to 30 years and one month in jail and/or $50,500 in fines.