Camas port-a-potty arson suspects arrested
Teens also booked for making false statements
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Two male teenagers have been booked into Clark County Jail, as suspects in the recent Camas port-a-potty arsons.
Ryan Ruge, 19, faces three counts of second-degree arson and one count of making false statements to a public servant.
Chasen Sincavage, 18, faces two counts of second-degree arson and one count of making false statements to a public servant.
A third adult suspect is outstanding. All three suspects are Camas residents.
A coordinated investigation was conducted by the Camas Police Department and Camas Fire Marshal Randy Miller.
A reward for up to $10,000 for the arrest and conviction of the subject(s) involved was offered by The Arson Alarm Foundation and the Washington Insurance Council.
The suspects, in an attempt to collect on the reward, agreed to blame a juvenile male who was not involved. According to the CPD, the suspects worked together to make up a story and then relayed that story to investigators.
The fires resulted in the total loss of five units since March 5. They were located at the skateboard park, the Northeast Third Avenue entrance to Lacamas Park, Louis Bloch Park, Forest Home Little League Park and near the pool in Crown Park.
There is no timeline for replacement of the port-a-potties at this time, according to Camas Public Works Director Eric Levison.
Questions about the reward should be directed to Miller at 834-6191 or the Arson Alarm Foundation at (800) 55-ARSON.
This information will be updated for the April 2 print edition of the Camas-Washougal Post-Record.