Arson Fire Leads to Two Arrests
WICOMICO COUNTY, JUNE 16, 2017 - Investigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office are currently investigating an arson fire at 900 N. Salisbury Blvd in Salisbury of Wicomico County. The investigation has revealed the business at that address, Friendly Food Store, was intentionally set on fire. Investigators determined an ignitable liquid was used to start a fire in multiple locations. Investigation following the origin and cause determined the owner of the business, Mohammad Adeen (39) of Salisbury, intentionally set the fire to the business for financial gain. An employee of Adeen, identified as Timothy E. DeMent (42) of Salisbury, also assisted in setting the fire. At this time both Adeen and DeMent have been charged with Second Degree Arson and are awaiting a hearing with the Court Comissioner at the Wicomico County Detention Center.
The fire was originally dispatched around 12:32 am this morning after a passer by called 911. Upon arrival of the fire department, a small smoldering fire was discovered inside of the establishment. Approximately 17 firefighters from Salisbury Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire within 10 minutes. The fire caused approximately $600 in damages to the building, which is a multi-use business center. The owner of the building, and victim, was identified as Sajjad Shah.
Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal's Office, Lower Eastern Region Office at 410-713-3780.
Friday, June 16, 2017
NR 6-16-17 Wicomico County Arson Arrest Salisbury
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