Odenton Firefighter Trainee Accused Of Lying About Fire To 911: Report


Former Odenton Volunteer Fire Company trainee De Arntae Wingfield was accused of falsely reporting a fire to 911, The Capital said Tuesday. The fire station is pictured above on a different day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

ODENTON, MD - The Capital on Tuesday said De Arntae Wingfield, a former trainee at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company, was accused of falsely reporting a fire to 911.

Investigators alleged that Wingfield on May 15 texted 911 to alert them about a possible structure fire on Ash Grove Lane, but The Capital said crews determined that the report was unfounded. Ash Grove Lane is located near the Piney Orchard Marketplace shopping center.

Craig Harman, president of the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company, told Patch that Wingfield is no longer with the station.

"Wingfield’s OVFC membership was terminated on May 18th and has no affiliation with the Odenton VFC or AACo fire department," Harman told Patch in a Friday email.

Maryland court records show that the 27-year-old Washington, D.C. resident is up against one count of "False Alarm/Fire: Cause." That's a misdemeanor.

The case file says a summons was issued for Wingfield on June 1. Subpoenas followed on Aug. 11 and Aug. 16. 

The Capital said those court orders had not been served by Tuesday.

To learn how investigators linked Wingfield with the false report, read The Capital's full story.

Anybody with an Anne Arundel County Public Library card can read the story by searching "De Arntae Wingfield" at this link.

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