Akron man arrested for setting Medina storage location for ‘Santa’s House’ on fire

Akron man arrested for setting Medina storage location for ‘Santa’s House’ on fire
Tristan Rosen (Source: Medina police)

MEDINA, Ohio (WOIO) - A 23-year-old Akron man is behind bars, accused of burning down a storage barn in June.

Medina Police Chief Edward Kinney said the barn, located in the 400 block of E. Smith Road, is the storage location for “Santa’s House”, which is a decorative box trailer used during the annual Medina Candlelight Walk festivities.

Kinney said Tristan Rosen admitted to setting the June 5 blaze.

Rosen was taken into custody on Sept. 3 and charged with aggravated arson and arson.

Kinney added the trailer and its contents were destroyed and put the damage estimate at $100,000.

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