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December 20, 2012

Man charged with setting car fire - 12/21

CUMBERLAND —  A Cumberland man was charged Thursday with setting fire to a vehicle on West Clement Street, the Maryland Fire Marshal’s Office said.

Bo A. Becker, 19, was charged with second-degree arson, second-degree malicious burning and destruction of property.

Cumberland firefighters extinguished the fire that broke out in the rear of a 2000 Dodge Neon.

Investigators said Becker had been in a dispute with the vehicle’s owner and confessed to the crime.

The fire caused about $900 in damages to the vehicle.

Becker was taken to the Allegany County Detention Center where he was being held on $30,000 bond.

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