Coeur d'Alene Police are interviewing two juveniles for their involvement in the destruction of a porta potty that was set on fire Tuesday evening.
At 6 p.m. Coeur d'Alene firefighters responded to a fire in the vicinity of Hubbard Ave. and Rosenberry Drive, where they found a porta potty on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished and eyewitnesses reported seeing two juveniles setting it on fire. The porta potty fire spread onto a nearby garage, causing damage to the garage and melting some of the porta potty onto the garage's siding.
The porta potty was destroyed.
One witness said he saw a juvenile laughing and "hooting and hollering" near the porta potty and then two juvenile flee the scene.
Members of the neighborhood watch had confronted two juveniles 45 minutes prior to the fire at a home under construction about a block away from the porta potty fire. When they were confronted, one of the juvenile males appeared to be urinating on the residence while one claimed their father was a contractor on the property.
The juveniles were identified after an investigation involving police officers, firefighters and school resource officers and are being interviewed about the porta potty fire and two other arson attempts that occurred Tuesday night that involved papers and cigarette butts being set on fire at a construction site.
While they are being interviewed by police they have not been arrested.