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EPD Arrests Two in Attempted Arson

Matthew Bossard

Matthew Bossard

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police says two people were arrested after breaking into Whirled Pies and attempting to set the building on fire, Monday.

EPD says around 10 p.m. Matthew Curtis Bossard, 32, and Leticia K. Kagele, 36, refused to leave Whirled Pies after employees asked them to leave because the store was closing.

Eventually the two left the store and employees locked the door behind them. The two returned and Bossard began pounding on the front door.

The employees moved into the basement and called police. Before police arrived, Bossard broke through the front door’s glass and forced entry into the building. Both suspects removed a curtain from the broken window and made it into a wick, lit on fire, and threw it into the store, police said.

Police arrived and arrested both suspects. Bossard was charged with arson in the first degree, burglary in the first degree and criminal mischief in the first degree. Kagele was charged with arson in the first degree and burglary in the first degree.

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