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      Arson suspects make up ruse to collect $10K reward, get arrested

      CAMAS, Wash. -- Police offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of suspects in a string of port-a-potty arsons.


      Two teenagers were arrested on arson charges -- and other charges -- after they tried to cash in on the reward by blaming a juvenile not connected to the case.


      Ryan Ruge, 19, and Chasen Sincavage, 18, both of Camas, reportedly conspired to concoct a story involving the innocent teen and then relayed the story to investigators, according to a news release from the Camas Police Department.


      "These actions led to an additional charge of making false statements to a public servant," the news release said.


      Ruge also was booked in the Clark County Jail on suspicion of two counts of second-degree arson; Sincavage was jailed on suspicion of three counts of second-degree arson.


      A third suspect is still at large, police said.


      Since March 5, police and fire officials were investigating reports of suspicious fires of port-a-potties in city parks. In total, five port-a-potties were torched.

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