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A Canyon Country woman was booked on an arson charge early Tuesday morning, after a suspect allegedly tried to set her neighbor’s home on fire in Santa Clarita.
The scene of the alleged incident in Canyon Country

Canyon Country Woman Sentenced To Jail, Probation For Arson

A Canyon County woman accused of setting her neighbor’s home on fire in May was sentenced on Thursday, said officials with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

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Kristine Cosgrove, 53, was sentenced to 48 days in jail and five years formal probation, said L.A. County District Attorney Spokesman Ricardo Santiago.

Cosgrove plead no contest on Dec. 3 to the charge of arson of an inhabited structure, Santiago said.

She was arrested the morning of May 26, 2015 after a reported standoff with Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies that began the night before, according to witnesses.

The standoff took place on the 14900 block of Daffodil Avenue in Shadow Pines following preliminary reports that a woman had allegedly thrown gasoline on her neighbor’s door and porch and then lit the doormat on fire before returning to her home across the street.

No injuries were reported and the house did not appear to sustain any significant damage, according to Fire Department officials who responded to the home. The fire was extinguished by the time Fire officials arrived.

A neighborhood resident noted there have been numerous disturbance complaints against Cosgrove.

The incident was believed to stem from a dispute with neighbors.

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Canyon Country Woman Sentenced To Jail, Probation For Arson

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  1. Geeez… What a small time sentence, for such a possibly volatile scenario!

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Heather grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and graduated from West Ranch High School in 2012. She recently graduated from College of the Canyons with an Associate's Degree in New Media Journalism. She was involved in College of the Canyons' "Cougar News" for two years, where she became the senior producer. She will be studying for her Bachelor's Degree at Cal State Northridge in the spring. Heather became a staff writer at KHTS AM-1220 following her internship in the newsroom. She has been writing news and feature articles for the KHTS website since May 2015.