Paradise Valley VFD break-in leaves damaged, stolen gear in wake
Investigators are digging into the theft and damage of Paradise Valley Volunteer Fire Department equipment.
Deputies were called to the fire department, 6851 NW Meers/Porter Hill Road Thursday evening on the report of a past burglary. Fire Chief Thomas Zivkovic said he’d found one of the department’s large white ice chests in a ditch near his driveway. This caused him to go to the station to see why the ice chest wasn’t there.
Zivkovic said he arrived to the station and discovered the front door slightly ajar and found the door and jamb damaged. According to the report, the chief did a walk through of the station and found the rescue vehicle had been gone through and a $200 chainsaw taken, as well as a $1,900 Thermal Imaging Camera and a $600 SCUBA breathing apparatus face piece.