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Salon owner's ex-boyfriend sought on arson charges

MAHONING TWP., Pa. - Police in Carbon County are looking for a man accused of setting multiple fires at a Mahoning Township nail salon.

Investigators say an arrest warrant has been issued for Epifanio Garcia-Rivas, 41. His last known address is in Allentown.

Police say Garcia-Rivas set multiple fires inside Beverly Hills Nails in the Carbon Plaza Mall on December 15, 2013. The fires caused an estimated $67,000 in damage.

Officials say Garcia-Rivas is the salon owner's ex-boyfriend.

Garcia-Rivas will be charged with arson, burglary and risking catastrophe.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Mahoning Township Police at 570-386-2241.


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