Man Arrested in Essex House Explosion

Arson Team Investigators with the Baltimore County Police Department arrested 52-year-old Michael Greensfelder on Monday in connection to the home explosion that occurred in the Unit block of Crafton Road in Essex, on April 20.

Investigators determined Mr. Greensfelder intentionally created a fuel/gas explosion that led to a fire and destruction of the home he shared with his estranged wife and children.

The family dog is believed to have been killed during the incident. Mr. Greensfelder faces several charges including arson-first degree, arson-second degree, malicious-burning first degree, malicious destruction of property, and animal cruelty.

He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bond

Benjamin Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later Eastcountytimes.com in 2022.