Urine samples stolen from Bear River Health Department

Someone broke into the Bear River Health Department late Saturday night or early Sunday morning and stole just exactly what apparently was wanted: urine.Seventeen 4-ounce, lidded cups came up missing after someone broke a window on the north side of the building at 655 East 1300 North in Logan. The perpetrator(s) entered then broke the lock to a room where the urine samples were stored inside a refrigerator.Department spokeswoman Jill Parker says it’s the most shocking thing she has seen happen during her 13 years with the health department. The urine is part of a drug-testing measure for a local substance abuse program. Parker says nothing else was stolen.She says the building is equipped with video security equipment and police are reviewing footage from over the weekend in hopes of finding the suspect or suspects. Logan police Capt. Jeff Curtis said Wednesday morning they’ve identified a “person of interest” in the case but no arrests have been made. Meanwhile those contributing the samples have re-submitted fresh urine.

<em>Information from the Associated Press contributed to this report.</em>

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