Note: The initial press release from the city of Republic said the four were charged. They sent a second press release saying they now “face charges”.
UPDATE: After reviewing security camera footage as part of an investigation, four juveniles are facing charges of trespassing, a press release from the city of Republic says. Two of those suspects are facing charges of property damage.
Among the four were three males and one female. Their names were not released.
The aquatic center was closed July 13 and 14 for cleanup. Gasoline and oil leaked out of the mower into the pool water.
REPUBLIC – In the overnight hours between July 13 and 14, a lawnmower was thrown into the pool at the Republic Aquatic Center, a Facebook post from Republic Police says.
The post says the cleanup, repairs, and loss of revenue will cost thousands of dollars for the city.
If you have any information about the incident, contact Republic Police.