County Firefighters and Police were called to the area of Ritchie Highways and Wishing Rock Road in Severna Park numerous times throughout the day on March 28, 2011 for brush fires. During one of the responses, Anne Arundel County Police detained an individual who was later identified by a witness as the person who set the fires.
As a result, Mr. Jack Hale, of no fixed address was arrested and charged with:
- Setting of Brush Fires under the Natural Resources Act (misdemeanor)
- Trespassing (misdemeanor)