A break in a water heater pipe damaged the Pinal County computer system, dispatching equipment and some boxes containing evidence, but disruption to the county's 911 service was minimized and the evidence saved, according to a PCSO spokeswoman.
The pipe broke Friday evening on the third floor of the sheriff's office, damaging drywall, ceiling tiles and flooring on all three floors of the building, said Tamara Ingersoll of the sheriff's office. She said the water was shut off as soon as the burst was discovered, and that dispatching services were routed to the Casa Grande Police Department, avoiding a disruption in the 911 call system and delays in calls for service.
Computer lines, computers, the dispatching equipment and the outside of 14 cardboard boxes containing evidence from past fraud cases were also damaged, Ingersoll said. The PCSO Evidence Unit placed the evidence into new boxes and resealed, she said. She said the evidence was not damaged and no cases would be affected.
A restoration company was called and went to work on the interior damage Friday night.
No other information was immediately available.
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Saturday, August 16 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-08-16 04:13:21 GMT
People in Polk County are calling 911 for help and are being told there's no one on duty to help. Deputies say that's because there's not enough funding in the budget to staff patrols overnight. More >
People in Polk County are calling 911 for help and are being told there's no one on duty to help. Deputies say that's because there's not enough funding in the budget to staff patrols overnight.More >
Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:59:14 GMT
Immigration officials said the teenager charged with running over two Forest Grove sisters who were playing in a pile of leaves was released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody Aug. 14. CMore >
Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros ran over two girls playing in a pile of leaves and didn't stop. Last week, a judge dismissed her case and she was released from ICE custody. More >
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >