GLENELG, Md. (WJZ) — A teen is arrested after setting fire to a speed camera in Howard County.
Connor Eash, 19, faces a number of charges, including first- and second-degree malicious burning.READ MORE: MVA's Bus Driver Day To Streamline Process For Applicants To Get Commercial License
Police first responded to reports of a speed camera box on fire in the 14000-block of Burntwoods Road in Glenelg on May 22. Following the incident, police set up surveillance.
Saturday morning, Eash was caught driving by the area several times. He eventually approached the camera, carrying an ax and a bottle of accelerant.READ MORE: Ocean City Promises "Zero Tolerance" For Lawbreakers At Unsanctioned H20i Car Event
Police arrived and Eash was taken into custody. He was also in possession of a lighter.
Damage to the equipment from three similar incidents is estimated at $30,000.MORE NEWS: New Trial Ordered For Shawn Little Convicted In Mistaken Identity Killing Of Ray Glasgow, 17
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