Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-280-0694
Media Information Line: 703-324-3000
News Release 09-57
Date: July 29, 2009
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged Simon Barth, 19, 1900 block of Fox Hall Road, McLean, and David Roffman, 19, 6600 block of Hazel Lane, McLean, with placing and exploding an incendiary device in a mailbox, Friday, July 24, 2009.
Barth was charged with manufacture and use of a fire bomb or explosive device, 18.2-85; burning or destroying personal property valued at less than $200; 18.2-81; and carrying a concealed weapon. Roffman was charged with manufacture and use of a fire bomb or explosive device.
The improvised incendiary device was placed in a mailbox resulting in less than $200 in damage to the mailbox.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.