CRIME, POLICE + COURTS

Man evaluated after motorhome destroyed, arson investigation continues

Aug 25, 2022, 5:11 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:28 am

motorhome arson...

August 25, 2022: Police said a 40 year old man was in custody after he was seen pedaling away from a burning motorhome late Thursday morning. Someone had called police to report the man was in crisis. (Salt Lake City Police Department)

(Salt Lake City Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — A 40-year-old man has been hospitalized and an arson investigation by Salt Lake City police continues after a motorhome was found burning late Thursday morning.

Salt Lake City Police along with social workers from the SLCPD Crisis Intervention Team, were called to a home near 6050 W. and 700 S. A woman at that address had called police about a person in crisis.

While at the home police said they saw smoke in the distance. They were told by the woman that the person in crisis had set his motorhome on fire. 

The Salt Lake City Fire Department was called to assist and upon arrival, they extinguished the fire.

When police arrived at the fire scene, they tried to speak to a man who was pedaling a bicycle away from the burning motorhome. They said he did not respond to their questions, and after following him to a business at 5600 W. and 300 S. the man on the bicycle was taken by ambulance to a hospital for evaluation.

Police reported that there were no injuries. The man who was arrested has not yet been identified.

An arson investigation of the motorhome by the Salt Lake City Fire Department continues.

Other reading:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Crime, Police + Courts

A man drowned while swimming with his two children in Taylorsville Sunday afternoon. Police are inv...

Devin Oldroyd

Taylorsville man drowns in apartment complex pool

A man drowned while swimming with his two children in Taylorsville Sunday afternoon. Police are investigating.

6 hours ago

Christopher "Topher Owens and "Drew" Bull...

Mark Jones, KSL TV

Man accused in the killing of two missing men earlier this year is facing additional charges

A man accused of killing two men missing from Blanding in San Juan County earlier this year is facing additional charges.

9 hours ago

Hurricane Valley Fire & Rescue responded to a crashed paraglider Sunday morning. The paraglider was...

Devin Oldroyd

Hurricane Valley Fire & Rescue respond to crashed paraglider Sunday

Hurricane Valley Fire & Rescue responded to a crashed paraglider Sunday morning. The paraglider was LifeFlighted to the hospital.

11 hours ago

Photo of a Salt Lake City Police Department vehicle. Salt Lake City Police are investigating what t...

Mark Jackson

Salt Lake City’s fifth homicide for the year 2024

Salt Lake City Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday morning. Police say this is the fifth homicide in the city for 2024.

12 hours ago

A Utah man currently in prison has pleaded guilty to disarming a police officer. He grabbed the gun...

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.COM

Utah man who fired at police pleads guilty to disarming an officer

A man has pleaded guilty to grabbing a police officer's gun as part of a plea deal in which charges for firing at an officer were dismissed.

1 day ago

A motorcycle crash has led to the death of a juvenile after they crashed while driving a motorcycle...

Kennedy Camarena

Motorcycle crash leads to death of a juvenile

A motorcycle crash has led to the death of a juvenile. Police believe the juvenile had lost control of the motorcycle, leading to the crash.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

Man evaluated after motorhome destroyed, arson investigation continues