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20 year old Salem man arrested after City owned cars were set on fire

Courtesy: MGN

Two cars that belong to the City of Salem were set on fire at the “Pringle Parkade” on High Street.

A few days later Salem Police identified 20 year old Mathew Mungenast as a possible suspect.

According to police he was arrested for unrelated crimes.

A follow up investigation lead to the following charges:

  • Arson in the second degree
  • Unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, and
  • Criminal mischief in the in the first degree

Police say Mungenast is currently being held at the Marion County Correctional Facility.

The estimated damage to the cars was valued at $45,0



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