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Jessup teen charged in Huntington Park playground fire
Jessup teen charged in Huntington Park playground fire

Howard County police have charged a local teen with setting fire to equipment at the Huntington Park playground in the 9600 block of Clocktower Lane in Columbia in the evening on May 26. David Joe McKinney, 18, of Jessup, was charged with two counts of malicious burning, police said. The damage to the playground is estimated at $40,000. Jackie Kotei, spokeswoman for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, said firefighters were called to the playground on Clocktower Lane around 5:25 p.m. "We got a call [from a citizen] who said they saw smoke coming from an apartment building," Kotei said. "We dispatched a crew there and they saw it was coming from a...

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