By Courtney SchoenemannPublished: Mar 6, 2014 at 5:10 PM PSTLast Updated: Mar 6, 2014 at 5:10 PM PST
Maryln Balaban has been a long-term care ombudsman in Douglas County for 12 years.
Ombudsmen help with outreach and support for citizens living in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
"We're advocates for the residents," Balaban said. "That means that we visit places and talk to residents and check to see how their care is and ask the residents if they have any questions or concerns."
Refused service at a pizza joint for being visibly intoxicated Monday, a duo later broke in and tried to set the building on fire with a moonshine Molotov cocktail as employees hid in the basement, Eugene Police said.
Matthew Curtis Bossard, 32 (at right), and Leticia K. Kagele, 36, face charges of arson and burglary, police said.
The incident happened late Monday night when employees at Whirled Pies pizza on Monroe Street refused service to a visibly intoxicated Bossard and Kagele, police said.
A wanted fugitive suspect of robbing a bank in Eugene on Friday has put police on high alert.
Kelly Swoboda is wanted in connection with a kidnapping in the Portland area. Investigators said they believe he is the man who robbed a West Eugene bank last week.
Officers who responded to a robbery at the US Bank on 29th and Willamette on Monday morning don't think it's the same man.
"He took off eastbound on foot from the bank," said Lt. Scott Fellman. "We are looking for anyone who may have seen where he went to or what kind of vehicle he got away in as he fled the bank. We asked local businesses in the area if they saw anything and not much resulted from that inquiry."
The description of the man who robbed the bank on Monday is very similar to Swoboda's description. But police said right now they are unable to connect the two crime.
"At this point it does not appear that Kelly Swoboda is the suspect," Fellman said. "But at this point, the preliminary investigation is still preliminary."
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