Couple Charged With Arson For Mid-November Fire That Destroyed A Havre De Grace Home


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HAVRE DE GRACE - A local couple has been identified as suspects in the Mid-November fire that destroyed a Havre de Grace home.

Noah Larkins, 22, of Nottingham, and Monica Boesch, 24, of Abingdon, face charges of second-degree arson, second-degree burglary, malicious burning, and malicious destruction of property over $1,000.

On Friday, November 11, 2022, firefighters from the Susquehanna Hose Company responded to a vacant home owned by SHK Holdings in the 2000 block of Pulaski Highway in Havre de Grace.

According to officials, it took a team of 65 firefighters more than an hour and a half to get the flames under control. The large fire sent smoke billowing throughout the surrounding area and caused an estimated $100,000 in damages.

Shortly after the fire, officials released images of two people fleeing the scene.

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The images depict a man and a woman in their mid-teens or early 20s, who were later identified as Larkins and Boesch, thanks to tips from the community.

On Wednesday, February 1, Larkins was served on a warrant. He was being held at the Harford County Detention Center on unrelated charges.

Boesch was served with a criminal summons early on Thursday, February 2.

"I'm very thankful for the community's tips and leads, which assisted in bringing these suspects to justice'" State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci said in a statement. "We are fortunate no one was injured because we have seen the unpredictable nature of vacant homes that can quickly lead to tragedy as we did last January in the deaths of three Baltimore City firefighters."

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