Two men, including a Gambrills resident, were arrested Friday morning on arson and burglary charges after police said they broke into two Davidsonville business and started fires inside.
Anne Arundel County police said they received a call at about 6 a.m. with a report of a burglary at the JAS Trucking facility on Patuxent River Road.
Officers arrived and spoke to an employee who said the building had been broken into. Furthermore, the employee said a fire had been set, and suspects used a forklift to bash into a Ford F-250 pickup truck inside. The suspects also used the forklift to damage an exterior wall, police said.
While detectives were investigating the incident, an employee from the nearby Brandywine Sand & Gravel approached officers and let them know of a similar problem at his property, including a fire that was still smoldering.
At 8:30 a.m., detectives located a man walking along Patuxent River Road and identified him as Kevin Nash, 23, of Gambrills. Police said evidence at the scenes linked him to both burglary and arson incidents, and they also found a second suspect, Gregory F. Michelsen of Davidsonville at his home.
Both men were arrested and charged with 2nd-degree burglary, arson, 4th-degree burglary, malicious burning, arson and destruction of property.
Officials estimated that the JAS Trucking building sustained $20,000 in damage.