Something's not right at the Sun Valley Fire Station - so much so that the Idaho Attorney General's Office has begun a probe into a break-in believed to be an inside job and the deletion of personnel files. The missing records, reported to Sun Valley police on March 7, is the latest in a string of events swirling around the fire station, including the fire chief being on administrative leave since last fall, though no one at City Hall will say why] and an internal audit of accounting practices and financial transactions that "officials felt merited further review."
This morning's Idaho Mountain Express reports that Sun Valley police have turned over files to the Idaho AG's office.
"It was an internal break-in," Sun Valley Mayor Dewayne Briscoe told the Mountain Express. "There was no evidence of external [access]."
Briscoe said burglars "logged in and extensively deleted emails and other correspondence" at the fire station.
"It would appear documents stolen and things deleted would be things examined in a forensic audit," said Briscoe.
The Mountain Express reports that Briscoe confirmed that the city had copies of some of the missing documents, but not all.