Two men have been charged in a case where they were caught taking water from a local fire hydrant to use to fill a local pool. Adrian Martin of Graham and Chris McComack of Olney both face a Class A misdemeanor charge, while Martin also faces a felony charge.
On Saturday, Aug. 3, residents reported seeing two fire trucks from Salt Creek Station 5 of the Young County Rural Volunteer Fire Department filling up at a fire hydrant in Olney. Those trucks, according to Olney Police Department, were driven by Martin and McComack. The water was used to fill up a swimming pool at McComack's home.
Once authorities were alerted, Station 5 Fire Chief Wayne Peters was contacted and confirmed the trucks were being used without permission. He then called Martin, who was an active member of the Salt Creek department, and demanded the trucks be returned.
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