PINE HILL, NJ (CBS) – Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an arson incident in South Jersey.
On April 11th at 2:30 p.m., the Pine Hill Police Department was dispatched to the Boy Scouts of America Scout Reservation located at 12A New Freedom Road in response to a large brush fire.
While the arriving officers dealt with the fire, another officer was diverted to the nearby area of National Paving on West Atlantic Avenue in Pine Hill after witnesses reported two suspicious males dressed in black running from the property.
The two suspects were identified as Greg W. Woodman, 25, and Michael K. Sloan Jr., 19 and were apprehended by police. Woodman and Sloan both confessed to starting the brush fires in order to enter National Paving and steal copper and tools. Officers also recovered a bag containing bolt cutters, ski masks and gloves in the wooded area nearby.
Both Woodman and Sloan were charged with Arson, Defiant Trespassing and Possession of Burglary Tools. Woodman was processed on the charges and remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility in default of bail for several active warrants. Sloan was processed on the charges and released.