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UDOT compound resident arrested for arson, lights two trailers on fire

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 18:12:15-04

WENDOVER, Utah — A 28-year-old Wendover man has been arrested for arson after lighting two trailers on fire in the Utah Department of Transportation employee compound.

Crews responded to the scene at around 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, where they found two structures engulfed in flames.

Police investigators determined that Joshua D. Gonzalez, a resident of the compound, deliberately set one of the trailers on fire.

A vacant trailer nearby also caught on fire and both trailers were destroyed.

Gonzalez was arrested and charged with 2 counts of aggravated arson.

No injuries were reported.