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Pokemon Go players tip Kuna police to alleged arson near church

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The new app Pokemon Go is attracting people all over the nation. Nintendo's first major foray into the mobile app space appears to be going well -- in only two days, Pokemon Go made the company $7.5 billion, according to reports. Here’s how to pla
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The new app Pokemon Go is attracting people all over the nation. Nintendo's first major foray into the mobile app space appears to be going well -- in only two days, Pokemon Go made the company $7.5 billion, according to reports. Here’s how to pla

Police say they’re looking for two teens a passerby saw run away from a fire behind a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building at 315 E. Deer Flat Road.

The Sunday fire destroyed two storage units holding donations for Deseret Industries, authorities said Monday.

The witnesses, two 18-year-olds playing Pokemon Go in the church’s parking lot, called dispatchers around 4 a.m. The one who called told dispatch he first heard sounds behind the church, then saw what appeared to be two teenagers running away.

He then saw the light of a fire, drove near the storage units to confirm it and called 911.

Kuna police and Ada County deputies arrived quickly but couldn’t find anyone matching the description of the fleeing teens. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office provides police services for Kuna.

Including the sheds and their contents, the fire is estimated to have caused more than $23,000 in damage.

Anyone with information about the fire should call Kuna police at 208-577-3860.

Pokemon Go, a new twist on the popular franchise, uses players’ smartphones to overlay Pokemon characters on real-time images. Players are then encouraged to travel their local towns to capture Pokemon.

The game has proven immensely popular since its release last week. But players roaming at odd hours and in unusual locations have been robbed in Missouri and come across a drowning victim in Wyoming, among other reports, according to the Associated Press.

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