Orem apartment arsonist still on the loose; $13,500 reward available

Orem has $13,500 waiting to be awarded to¬†someone who provides information about¬†who’s responsible for two fires at construction sites that caused more than $2 million in damage. Fire officials believe the same person or people are responsible for a Dec. 19, 2014 blaze at an apartment complex under construction at State Street and 400 South […]

Investigators still hunting for Orem arsonist

  It’s been a week since Orem officials announced a $12,500 reward for the arrest of whoever is responsible for two arsons in the city, but so far there aren’t any new developments in the case. “We’ve received dozens of phone calls,” said Orem Fire Battalion Chief Ryan Peterson. “We still have multiple investigators working […]

UV crime: Guilty plea in dead babies case, $12,500 reward in arsons

Guilty plea in dead babies case Megan Huntsman, a former Pleasant Grove resident, pleaded guilty on Thursday to killing her six babies between 1996 and 2006. She choked or strangled all of the babies after they were born and hid their bodies in her garage. Her estranged husband discovered one of the bodies last year […]

UV crime: Arson in Orem, heroin in Alpine

Orem arson Orem fire investigators have determined that a fire early Thursday morning at an apartment construction project was arson. The fire caused more than $1 million to Sun Canyon Villas, which is just south of Midtown 360 between State Street and Orem Boulevard. Firefighters discovered the fire after putting out a blaze in a […]

Orem apartment project goes up in flames; $1+ million in damage

Early this morning Orem firefighters were leaving the scene of a fire in a parked Provo police car when they noticed a blaze at the Sun Canyon Villas construction project, which is just south of Midtown 360 between State Street and Orem Boulevard. According to the city, the suspicious fire started around 3:15 a.m. on […]

UV crime: Top 5 crimes of 2014

Utah Valley is known for its close-knit communities and low crime rates, but that doesn’t mean there’s no crime, and 2014 saw its fair share. From a shooting spree to dead babies, 2014 was a busy year for police. Dead babies found A former Pleasant Grove resident this year was accused of a gruesome crime […]

UV crime: Orem arson, pot present

Arson in Orem Early Friday morning Orem police say someone started a fire at an apartment complex under construction near 900 N. State St., causing about $1 million in damage. Fire crews responded to the fire around 1:30 a.m. If you have information about the fire, call police at (801) 229-7070. Sex offense On Wednesday […]

UV crime: Car vandalism and a sorry burglar

Car vandalism This week Provo police asked for help in finding whoever is responsible for damaging about 20 cars between 11 p.m. July 16 and 5 a.m. July 17 in the Grandview, Sunset and Provo Bay neighborhoods. The vandalism caused thousands of dollars in damage. There is a reward for information leading to an arrest […]

UV crime: Arson, fireworks anger, kidnapping

Most charges dropped against ex-councilman This week a judge dismissed all but one charge against former Provo city councilman Steve Turley. The 46-year-old man had been charged with 10 felonies, including communications fraud, exploitation of a vulnerable adult and pattern of unlawful activity. He now faces one count of communications fraud related to his dealings […]

UV crime: More fires in Provo, naked sex offender in Highland

More fires in Provo A house that was the site of an arson in April was again set on fire on Tuesday, and this time police have a photo of a man who might be a suspect. The man was seen on surveillance footage buying gas at the 7-11 at Center Street and Geneva Road […]

Update: Provo police looking for suspect in arson case

Police are searching for a man they’re calling a person of interest in a suspicious fire at an abandoned house on Tuesday morning. Surveillance footage shows the man buying gas at the 7-11 at Center Street and Geneva Road in Provo, an hour before the fire started at the house. The fire at the house […]

Provo arsonist gone quiet, investigators still working the case

It’s been more than four weeks since the last arson in Provo, and the city’s police and fire investigators are still working to find who’s responsible for seven blazes. “We continue to look at people who might have the opportunity to gain financially from those properties,” said Provo Fire Marshal Lynn Schofield. “We’re continuing to […]

UV crime: More fires in Provo, bomb threats

Arsonist strikes again Provo police and firefighters are teaming up to find whoever is responsible for setting seven fires since March 13. The fires have destroyed four boarded up duplexes on 4800 North, just west of University Avenue, a house at 1585 W. Center St. and a car at 550 W. 600 South. A fire […]

3 more arsons in Provo

Since March 13, firefighters have doused three separate blazes at abandoned duplexes in north Provo, a fire at a house on East 700 North and now three more fires in west Provo. They say all seven fires were intentionally set, though they don’t know if they were all started by the same person. Early Tuesday […]

UV crime: Arson in Provo, pigeons in Highland

Suspected arson Firefighters suspect arson in a case of three unoccupied duplexes destroyed by fire early this morning. The duplexes, which are near the Riverwoods on 4800 North and Edgemont Drive, were the site of suspected arson last month. Anyone with information about the fires is asked to call Provo Fire Marshal Lynn Schofield at […]