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2 arrests in connection to arson at Coeur d'Alene Resort

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Two people were arrested Friday in connection to an arson in Coeur d'Alene. Two people were arrested Friday in connection to an arson in Coeur d'Alene.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Coeur d'Alene fire officials report that on October 26 a fire was deliberately set inside a bathroom on the 7th floor of the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Staff responded to the high-rise hotel's fire alarm and were able to quickly extinguish the fire, but it caused an estimated $1,500 in damage.

The Coeur d'Alene Fire Department and police detectives worked with the hotel's security staff to collect and analyze evidence, including surveillance footage from security cameras.

Police and fire investigators located and interviewed two people of interest in the arson investigation Friday. A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with one count of 1st degree arson and one count of malicious injury to property In the state of Idaho, arson carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.

Another person, an 18-year-old man identified as Terren LaRosa of Coeur d'Alene was cited and released for malicious injury to property.

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