FBI Denver
Courtney Bernal
cebernal@fbi.gov
April 30, 2021

ATF and FBI Offer $10,000 Reward for Information in Arson of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Fruita, Colorado

FRUITA, CO—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Fruita Police Department, and the Lower Valley Fire District 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 of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fruita, Colorado.

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 E. Ottley Avenue, Fruita, Colorado. This investigation is being conducted jointly by the Fruita Police Department, the Lower Valley Fire District, the FBI, and the ATF.

The team of investigators is requesting the public’s assistance to provide any information, tips, or leads pertaining to this crime. Anyone with 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.