A man is facing a series of charges, including arson, for an incident that occurred Wednesday at Lindquist Field, the home of the Ogden Raptors (Rookie; Pioneer League).
Filed Thursday, the charges allege that 31-year-old Trevor Flitton broke into Lindquist Field, stole merchandise and set a fire in the ballpark’s souvenir stand. He is facing multiple charges for the incident, including a series of felonies.
The incident happened just after midnight on Wednesday morning, according to charging documents. More from Desert News:
Trevor Flitton, 31, was charged Thursday in 2nd District Court with arson, a third-degree felony; criminal mischief, a third-degree felony; burglary, a third-degree felony; and theft, a class B misdemeanor.
Just after midnight Wednesday, according to charging documents, Flitton forced his way into the concession/gift shop area of Lindquist Field Stadium, 2330 Lincoln Ave., where the minor league baseball Ogden Raptors play, “by kicking the door open.”
Flitton “used a propane tank … to create a large fire. There were ashes/debris/burned materials on the associated food grill and underneath it,” the charge state. “Ogden Fire Department said they had to put out the fire in the gift/concession area.”
The Raptors began a four-game homestand at Lindquist Field on Thursday. Prior to Thursday’s game, Raptors general manager Dave Baggott read a statement on the incident. His comments, via Desert News:
He said the team hopes Flitton “gets the proper attention and help he needs to become a productive member of our beloved community.”
“We are doing everything in our power to replace those items so you can continue to wear the brand of the Ogden Raptors. However, please remember that those are just trinkets, and although some people can take away a few trinkets from us, they will never take away our joy,” Baggott said.