Fire station in Northfield vandalized with urine

Posted at 12:26 PM, Sep 20, 2016



A fire station in Northfield was heavily damaged when vandals broke into the building, saturating the place with urine.

Investigators also said the person or people responsible left behind sticky notes with profanities written on them. 

According to the Summit County Sheriff's Office, the building at 60 West Aurora Road was broken into over the weekend. There was no sign of forced entry and the locks had recently been changed.

Firefighters could've been on a call when it happened. That is being investigated.

"The building was empty at the time supposedly when it occurred, it was discovered yesterday, by Macedonia fire,” said Summit County Sgt. Glenn Stott.

Northfield Center Trustee Paul Buescher is furious.

"I want to see them behind bars, no matter who they are, I want them held accountable for this, there is no excuse for this, this is criminal and they need to go to jail,” Buescher said.


As for a possible motive, investigators say there's a rift between Macedonia firefighters and Northfield firefighters. That's because when Northfield's levy failed, the fire station closed.

Macedonia firefighters are now working out of the Northfield fire station, after Northfield firefighters lost their jobs.

But right now investigators have no idea who dumped the urine and vandalized the fire station.

"Evidently they were mad or upset about the way the whole meeting went down between Macedonia and Northfield,” Stott said.

The fire station is closed until it can be cleaned up.


Anyone with information is asked to call the detective bureau at 330-643-2131.