Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

A teen has been arrested for vandalizing and damaging an LDS church in Davis County

A 16-year-old has been arrested after police say he vandalised and damaged a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Syracuse Fire Department responded to the church around 1 a.m. Saturday morning to find the building to be filled with smoke. Firefighters discovered that the sprinkler system had extinguished a fire. Crews say there was extensive water and property damage caused by the fire.


The church was also vandalized on the outside with graffiti of profanities and phallic drawings. 


The teen was booked into a juvenile detention facility after he was arrested around 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!