Three volunteer firefighters were arrested last week after two of them allegedly broke into and vandalized buildings at Water Safari in Old Forge, the town of Webb Police Department said.
Police said 26-year-old Jacob Williams, of Williamson, and 29-year-old Eric Frisbie, of Sodus Point — both members of the Sodus Point Fire Department — broke into Klondike Kate’s and one other building at the water park at about 8 p.m. on Sept. 15.
The two men allegedly caused damage to the buildings, damaged an arcade game, defecated on the floor and stole several stuffed animals and a quantity of Dippin’ Dots ice cream that they then took back to where they were staying at the Old Forge Camping Resort, police said.
A third firefighter, 33-year-old John Frisbie, of Sodus Point, was arrested after allegedly attempting to throw a cell phone at police during the course of the investigation into his brother, police said.
Officers used pepper spray to subdue him, they said.
With Water Safari closed for the season, the vandalism might have gone undiscovered if not for a tip from an off-duty state trooper who heard the men discussing it, police said. The trooper notified Webb police, who investigated and then notified park management, they said. Police also contacted the Sodus Point fire chief, who assisted with the investigation.
Williams and Eric Frisbie are each charged with third-degree burglary, criminal mischief and petit larceny. Frisbie faces an additional charge of false personation, however, after allegedly giving a fake name during his arrest, police said. Both men were arraigned and sent to Herkimer County jail on $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 bond.
John Frisbie was charged with obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct and was released on an appearance ticket, police said.