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Police want to know who dumped urine all over the inside of the Northfield Center fire station

Posted at 2:57 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 14:57:14-04

Mattresses, chairs, a couch, uniforms and equipment all soaked with urine.

 

Summit County investigators said a person, or persons not only dumped urine inside this Northfield fire station, they also left sticky pad notes with profanity written on them.

 

It appears they had unauthorized entry, which makes it a felony burglary.

 

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 too is being investigated.

 

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

 

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

 

But right now investigators have do 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.