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Woman arrested for arson in Muckenthaler Cultural Center fire

Gabriela Gomez, a 29-year-old Buena Park woman, is seen in this mugshot photo provided by Fullerton police.
May 8, 2014 2:26:05 PM PDT
A 29-year-old Buena Park woman has been arrested in connection to at least one fire set at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.

Gabriela Gomez has been charged with felony arson for Monday's blaze. The fire destroyed a 1960s grand piano and other items valued at over $15,000.

Police say she was caught on surveillance video near the amphitheater where the piano and part of the stage was burned.

There have been seven fires at the nonprofit center since January. They started small, damaging a garden cart and later a couple of trash cans.

Detectives are still investigating to see if Gomez is connected to the other six fires at the property. Anyone with information is urged to call Fullerton police at (714) 738-6800.


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