ATF and Anne Arundel County FD Offer $5,000 Reward in relation to fire that occurred at Coconut Charlie’s Bar and Grill
PASADENA, MD. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department (AAFD) have announced a reward in relation to the fire that occurred on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Coconut Charlie’s Bar and Grill, located at 9129 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, Md. ATF and AAFD are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the intentionally set fire.
The investigation into the incident, which has been officially classified as Incendiary, is being led by the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit with assistance from the ATF Baltimore Field Division.
“Arson is an extremely violent crime that not only destroys property but also places firefighters, first responders and the general public at great risk,” said Daniel L. Board Jr., Special Agent in Charge for the ATF Baltimore Field Division. “The ATF, along with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department and our other law enforcement partners, are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe and that those who commit these dangerous acts are held accountable.”
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the ATF 24/7 hotline at 888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or send an email to ATFTips@atf.gov. Citizens can also send a text anonymously via the ReportIt® mobile app, available through www.reportit.com, using the ATF Baltimore Field Division as the location. Additionally, tips can submitted by calling AAFD at 410-222-TIPS or via the AAFD section of www.aacounty.org.
ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating violent crimes related to arson and explosives. For more information about ATF go to www.atf.gov.