The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Fruita Police Department, and the Lower Valley Fire District are seeking information about an arson targeting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fruita.
In the early morning hours of Monday, April 26, 2021, the Fruita Police Department and the Lower Valley Fire District responded to a fire at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints located at 417 East Ottley Avenue.
The agencies on Friday announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for setting fire to the church.
The investigation is being conducted jointly by the Fruita Police Department, the Lower Valley Fire District, FBI, and ATF.
The team of investigators are requesting the public’s assistance to provide any information, tips, or leads pertaining to this crime. Anyone with the information should contact the 24-hour FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), the FBI Denver office at 303-629-7171, the ATF Hotline 1-888-ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-3473), the Fruita Police Department at 970-242-6707, or Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241- STOP (970-241-7867). Information may also be submitted online anonymously to https://tips.fbi.gov, www.atf.gov/contact/atftips, www.reportit.com, or sent via email to ATFTips@atf.gov.