Summarized by Kent Larsen
Attempted Arson Of LDS Chapel Results In Arrest Of Two Minors
(For The Record: Boys Held In Arson)
Salt Lake Tribune 7Apr00 D1
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- A West Valley City LDS chapel was the target
of an arson attack on Wednesday, April 5th, and police have arrested
two boys on suspicion of setting the fires. The two are also accused
of burglary, vandalism and criminal mischief in the incident.
Both boys, ages 9 and 12, were truant from Monroe Elementary School
on Wednesday. They allegedly vandalized the chapel in the building
along with several rooms and dumped food on the walls and floor of
the kitchen. They also broke the building's sound system before
setting several fires, according to West Valley City police Lt. Lance
Call. Damage to the church was estimated at $10,000.