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Teen arrested after damage, vandalism to Davis County church

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A 16-year-old has been arrested after police said he was responsible for damage at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Jade Elliott/KUTV)

A 16-year-old has been arrested after police said he was responsible for damage at a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Syracuse Fire Department responded to the church at 1112 South 1525 West at around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

When fire crews entered the building, they said they found it filled with smoke and discovered the sprinkler system had extinguished a fire.

Crews said there was extensive water and property damage throughout the building caused by the fire.

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The church was also vandalized with graffiti and included profanities and phallic drawings.

Investigators are working to investigate the arson and vandalism, they said.

The male teen was booked into a juvenile detention facility after he was arrested at around 2 p.m. Saturday, police said.

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