By Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2020

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Three young men in Utah are facing criminal charges after surveillance video shows them trespassing near a culinary water storage tank in Woodland Hills last month, authorities said.

The Utah County sheriff’s office said the city received an alert that someone crossed into a fenced area around 1:45 p.m. on June 15 where the water tank is held and maintained, The Daily Herald reported.

City officials issued an order after seeing the footage, asking residents to boil their water for 48 hours afterward to determine if the water was contaminated or if any equipment was damaged, authorities said. The test cost the city about $700.

All three young adults, aged 17, face criminal trespassing and criminal mischief charges in Juvenile Court.

Images taken from the surveillance video were posted online and one of the three teenagers called Central Utah Dispatch on Tuesday to allegedly tell authorities about his involvement in the incident, county deputies said. Authorities spoke with the teen’s parents, and the parents of the other two involved on Thursday.



All three teens decided to tell their parents before notifying authorities.

“While the incident itself may not seem serious, the reaction it caused is real,” the department said.

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