PHOENIX — A man suspected of breaking into Tovrea Castle has been arrested.
Police said Matthew Anderson, 46, allegedly caused up to $90,000 in damages after gaining entry into the iconic Phoenix landmark on the afternoon of May 20.
He left the castle with a fire extinguisher and was seen walking southbound on Washington Street, police said.
A similar incident was reported at Tovrea Castle a couple of weeks earlier, according to Silent Witness.
Located near 52nd and Van Buren streets, Tovrea Castle is often to referred to as the "wedding cake building" due to its unique structure. It was built in the late 1920s by an Italian immigrant who originally intended to operate the property as a hotel.
The historic building was purchased and restored by the City of Phoenix in the 1990s.
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