David Crawford Wiki – David Crawford Biography
According to David Crawford Bio, Wiki, and Biography, He was a former Laurel Police Department Chief who was arrested Wednesday in connection with a series of arsons since 2011. He is facing numerous arson and attempted murder charges, according to officials.
Crawford served as chief of police in Laurel for five years before he resigned in 2010. He spent 20 years with the Prince George’s County Police Department, and he is married to a former Prince George’s County prosecutor.
Clarksburg Arson Investigation – Call @MontgomeryCoMD @mcfrs Arson Tipline 240.777.2263 (watch neighbor’s security camera video footage) Please Call 240.777.2263 w/ any info pic.twitter.com/66joYzHL9H
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 17, 2020
David Crawford is 69-years-old as of 2021.
Crawford arrested on Wednesday morning for a series of arsons in Maryland spanning a decade. He arrested at his home in Ellicott City and is suspected in about a dozen fires throughout the state, multiple law enforcement sources told News4.
Crawford was a “serial arsonist,” according to the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department. It adds that investigators’ suspicions about Crawford were confirmed when a search of his house turned up a ” target list” of fire victims on his cellphone.
Crawford was denied bond at a bail review hearing Thursday morning, Howard County Police Chief Lisa Myers said at a news conference.
The charges against Crawford include 12 counts of 1st-degree attempted murder – because many of the victims were clearly at home when the fires were lit, officials say.
Crawford, who is also a former major with Prince George’s County police, faces numerous arson and attempted murder charges in Montgomery, Prince George’s, Frederick, Charles and Howard’s counties stemming from homes, garages and vehicles set on fire since 2011, according to the Prince George’s County Fire Department.
Crawford apparently targeted the homes of family members and police officials with whom he had beef, sources said.
Most recently, a garage was set on fire on Peppervine Terrace in Clarksburg in November 2020. Home security camera video from that fire was instrumental in the investigation, as was information from the community.
Crawford is accused of setting fire to the same townhouse on Majestic Elm Court in Clarksburg in 2016 and 2017. Officials said when the occupants moved, he set fire to their new house.
The victims include retired Laurel Police Chief Richard McLaughlin and former City Administrator Marty Flemion, according to Laurel Mayor Craig Moe.
The fires were set late at night, many times when people were at home asleep, sources said. Gasoline was poured over cars, driveways and houses and then ignited. Damages sometimes approached six figures.
“These allegations are troubling and quite serious, and if proven true, members of our City of Laurel family have been victimized,” Moe said in a statement. “And I want to say that our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families as this case proceeds.”