BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Police have released the identities of the two men arrested in connection to the series of fires in southwest Baltimore.
37-year-old William Ritchie and 41-year-old Shawn Krainer have been arrested and charged with arson.READ MORE: 'Star Of Bethlehem' Lit With Promise Of Steel Returning To Sparrows Point
Ritchie was arrested on December 2 and charged with an arson that occurred in the 1900 block of Ramsay Street.
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Krainer was arrested on December 7 and charged with an arson that occurred on December 6 in the 2400 block of Christian Street.
Detectives are continuing to investigate if Richie and Krainer are responsible for any additional arson.
There have been 17 fires reported since December 2.
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Clarification: Police had originally stated William Ritchie was 27, not 37. They have since updated that information.