Fire Damages Restaurant in Crisfield - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Updated: Reward Offered in Crisfield Restaurant, Vehicle Arsons

Posted: 10/04/2017 07:24:00 -04:00 Updated:
Early Wednesday morning's fire at the Pizza Shoppe in Crisfield. (Photo credit: Dave Anderson) Early Wednesday morning's fire at the Pizza Shoppe in Crisfield. (Photo credit: Dave Anderson)

CRISFIELD, Md.- Authorities say a cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of whoever was responsible for intentionally setting fire to a restaurant and a vehicle in Crisfield on Wednesday. 

Crisfield police and the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office are investigating both incidents. 

Crisfield Police Chief Michael Tabor said that shortly after 3 a.m., officers responded to 406 Myrtle St. for a vehicle on fire. While at that location the Crisfield firefighters and police also saw the Pizza Shoppe, located at 65 Richardson Ave., to be on fire. Both fires were extinguished.

An investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office ensued and both fires were determined to be arson.

The car owner, Chris Owens, explained that he first heard a loud boom. Then he got out of bed and saw the car already engulfed in flames. 

"I saw a glow in my light in the house and I said something isn't right. And I looked outside my house and found the car on fire," Owens said.

By the time police and fire officials got to his home to put out the fire, Owens had noticed the Pizza Shoppe was also on fire. Which was only about 100 yards away from his house. 

"I said, 'Hey guys, you got a bigger fire to fight,' and nobody had called it in yet, but it happened simultaneously, quickly," Owens said.

Rick Parkinson, a friend of the Pizza Shoppe's owners, said that the fire took everyone by surprise.

"I know they didn't expect this.. they didn't want this. That much I know," Parkinson said.

There were no reported injuries, but the Pizza Shoppe sustained significant damage. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Solvers of the Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information that leads to the arrest or arrests of those responsible for the arsons. All information reported to Crime Solvers will be taken anonymously and will remain confidential.

Wednesday morning's fire scene in Crisfield. (Photo: WBOC)

 

 
User: WBOC TV 16 Delmarva's News Leader To: link

 

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Crisfield Addiction Forum: Where Drugs Could Be Hiding At Home

    Crisfield Addiction Forum: Where Drugs Could Be Hiding At Home

    Feb 20, 2018 11:03 PM2018-02-21 04:03:00 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:14 PM EST2018-02-21 04:14:12 GMT
    CRISFIELD, Md.- Somerset County officials gathered together on Tuesday night to talk about drug addiction in young people. With the help of the Harford County Sheriff's Office, the Hope House traveled to Crisfield to put into perspective how teens are hidMore
    Somerset County officials gathered together on Tuesday night to talk about drug addiction in young people. More
  • Dover Wastewater Pump Station Remains Shuttered

    Dover Wastewater Pump Station Remains Shuttered

    Feb 20, 2018 7:09 PM2018-02-21 00:09:00 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:00 PM EST2018-02-21 01:00:11 GMT
    DOVER, Del. --- Public Works crews on Tuesday removed faulty sewer pumps that failed the day prior, shuttering a pump station and prompting around-the-clock maintenance to contain the flow of sewage until repairs can be made.More
    DOVER, Del. --- Public Works crews on Tuesday removed faulty sewer pumps that failed the day prior, shuttering a pump station and prompting around-the-clock maintenance to contain the flow of sewage until repairs can be made.More
  • Man Arrested for Stealing From Cars in Seaford

    Man Arrested for Stealing From Cars in Seaford

    Feb 20, 2018 6:35 PM2018-02-20 23:35:00 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:36 PM EST2018-02-20 23:36:33 GMT
    Delaware State Police have arrested a man in connection with multiple thefts from cars in Seaford.More
    Delaware State Police have arrested a man in connection with multiple thefts from cars in Seaford.More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • New Waterfront Hotel Breaks Ground in O.C., Part 2

    New Waterfront Hotel Breaks Ground in O.C., Part 2

    The location of a new waterfront hotel that recently broke ground in Ocean City is raising some eyebrows with neighbors in the downtown area.

    The Cambria Hotel is being built in the vacant lot that sits just north of the Route 50 drawbridge, meaning it will be one of the first things drivers see headed into town.

    Brian Plimack, who lives just behind the development, said the hotel is too much of a drastic change to the town's skyline.

    More

    The location of a new waterfront hotel that recently broke ground in Ocean City is raising some eyebrows with neighbors in the downtown area.

    The Cambria Hotel is being built in the vacant lot that sits just north of the Route 50 drawbridge, meaning it will be one of the first things drivers see headed into town.

    Brian Plimack, who lives just behind the development, said the hotel is too much of a drastic change to the town's skyline.

    More
  • Suspect in DSP Trooper Killing Dead; Barricade Situation Over

    Suspect in DSP Trooper Killing Dead; Barricade Situation Over

    A barricade situation involving a suspect in the shooting death of a Delaware State Police trooper is dead and the standoff is over.

    According to Master Corporal Jeffrey Hale with the Delaware State Police, the male suspect exited the home in Middletown, Del. around 9:17am and engaged police. The suspect was then shot by police and was pronounced dead at the scene just before 9:30am Thursday, Hale said.

    More

    A barricade situation involving a suspect in the shooting death of a Delaware State Police trooper is dead and the standoff is over.

    According to Master Corporal Jeffrey Hale with the Delaware State Police, the male suspect exited the home in Middletown, Del. around 9:17am and engaged police. The suspect was then shot by police and was pronounced dead at the scene just before 9:30am Thursday, Hale said.

    More
  • Update: Man In Critical Condition After Seaford Crash

    Update: Man In Critical Condition After Seaford Crash

    Delaware State Police continue to investigate a serious crash that closed down parts of Route 13 for three hours. The accident happened around 12:00 pm Saturday when a 29 year-old Laurel man driving in the southbound lanes of Route 13 swerved left, colliding into a car of a 60 year-old driver from Maryland. Police say the 60-year-old man's car went into the median, and the driver wasn't hurt, but the Laurel man's car barrel rolled across the northbound lanes of Route 13.

    More

    Delaware State Police continue to investigate a serious crash that closed down parts of Route 13 for three hours. The accident happened around 12:00 pm Saturday when a 29 year-old Laurel man driving in the southbound lanes of Route 13 swerved left, colliding into a car of a 60 year-old driver from Maryland. Police say the 60-year-old man's car went into the median, and the driver wasn't hurt, but the Laurel man's car barrel rolled across the northbound lanes of Route 13.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices