A theft could still be unsolved had it not been for an arson.
Cache County sheriff's deputies arrested a man in the theft of nearly $50,000 worth of molds from Silicone Plastics Inc. But they probably never would have caught him if an arsonist hadn't set fire to the plant a few days later, Lt. Matt Bilodeau said.
"It's bad timing on his part," Bilodeau said.
Police said the man was a disgruntled employee and stole two large molds that were still in production and placed them in a Dumpster.
The man was charged with burglary, a third-degree felony, and two counts of second-degree theft. He is currently in the Cache County Jail on $25,000 bail.
Just two days after the theft an arsonist set fire to the Millville plant. The fire caused about $20,000 damage.
Police discovered the theft while investigating the arson.
Bilodeau said police don't believe the thief is the arsonist and are still searching for a suspect in the fire.