Fire destroy shed behind Kuna-area church; investigators looking for two teens

Posted at 2:03 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 16:03:43-04

Kuna police are looking for two teens seen running away from a fire behind the LDS church at 315 E. Deer Flat Road early Sunday morning.

The fire destroyed two storage units behind the church, which were full of donated items for the Deseret Industries Thrift Store. The damage in lost items and the buildings themselves is estimated to be over $23,000, according to an Ada County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Ada County dispatchers got a 9-1-1 call around 4 a.m. from an 18-year-old man playing “Pokemon Go” in the parking lot of the church, who reported first hearing sounds behind the church and then seeing what looked like two teenagers running away, the release said.

The man told dispatchers he then saw the light of a fire from behind the building, so he drove over, saw the storage buildings on fire, and called 911.

Kuna police and Ada County Sheriff’s deputies arrived moments later, but were unable to find anyone resembling the description of the suspects anywhere in the area.

Kuna Fire crews extinguished the fire, which destroyed both storage units.

Detectives are investigating the case.

Anyone with information, is urged to call Kuna Police at 577-3860.