Arson Damages Eugene School

EUGENE, Ore. — School officials are calling a small fire at 4J’s Pathfinder School an arson. The flames were spotted by a driver around 10:15 p.m. Thursday night and quickly extinguished by fire units. It appeared a pallet of cardboard boxes had been set on fire and shoved against the building, a district official said. … Continue reading »

Police Arrest Suspected Arsonist

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police have arrested Debra Irene Johns, who they believe is responsible for the multiple suspicious fires in Medford that began on June 25th. Medford Police believe Johns to be connected to 23 fires in downtown Medford in the past month, most recently in the Jackson County Jail bathroom on Wednesday morning. … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire: 55% Contained Thursday

Bend, Ore. — Fire crews have passed the half-way point in containment efforts of the Two Bulls Fire, burning west of Bend. According to the Central Oregon Fire Information Center website, the wildfire is 55% contained as of Thursday morning. Crews say that means the fire will not grow larger that its current 6,908-acre size. … Continue reading »

Attempted Arson at Whirled Pies

EUGENE, Ore. — Two people are in jail after a bizarre crime Monday night at a Eugene pizza parlor. What started as serving a few slices of pizza, quickly escalated into a fiery situation at Whirled Pies. Employees at Whirled Pies cleaned up broken glass Tuesday, after a bizarre situation involving an intoxicated couple. “A … Continue reading »

EPD Arrests Two in Attempted Arson

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 … Continue reading »

Eugene Man Arrested for Arson

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is behind bars, accused of setting his own home on fire. Police said, Cedrik Shanahan, was still on the scene when crews arrived. Investigators said Shanahan set fire to his house on Van Buren street in Eugene. They said Shanahan told them he started the fire with gasoline and … Continue reading »

Guilty Plea from Rubin Expected

PORTLAND, Ore. — A woman who turned herself in after a decade as a fugitive in the nation’s largest Eco-terrorism investigation is scheduled to enter a guilty plea. Court records show 39-year-old Rebecca Rubin will change her not-guilty pleas to charges of conspiracy and arson in U.S. District Court in Portland. A federal indictment accuses … Continue reading »

Man Sets Fire to Grass

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene fire marshal is looking into a small grass fire set Thursday afternoon. It started around 2 p.m. on Stewart Road, not far from Stewart Pond in Eugene. It’s just one in a string of recent fires near that area. Neighbors say they wonder if the fires are related to the … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Setting House Fire

VIDA, Ore. — A 19-year-old man is behind bars for allegedly setting a fire in his home early Sunday morning. Oregon State Police arrived at a home on McKenzie Highway after receiving a call that one of the residents had set a fire in the bathroom.  One of the homeowners was able to extinguish the … Continue reading »

Eugene Arson Suspect Arrested

EUGENE, Ore. — A man is behind bars, accused of starting a fire near the University of Oregon Thursday night. Eugene police arrested Thomas Ian Gilpatrick. Police say he started the fire shortly after a dispute near the base of a telephone pole. Police had to shut down Walnut Street at Franklin during the investigation.

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