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PD: 3 months after reopening, Barr Library has $6K in damage done to computers

PD: Barr Library has $6K in computer damage
PD: Barr Library has $6K in computer damage
Posted at 12:25 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 19:13:19-04

A man has been arrested for causing $6,000 in computer damage to the Burton Barr Library, which reopened three months ago after being shut down for nearly a year. 

Phoenix police report that on Saturday afternoon, 26-year-old Jerez Sherod Collins pulled three computers, printers, and monitors and threw them to the floor. 

The damage to the items is estimated to be about $6,000. Collins was arrested at the library but gave no reason for his actions. 

The Burton Barr library at Central Avenue and McDowell Road reopened on June 16 after being closed for nearly a year due to a leaky roof and severe flooding inside after a monsoon storm.

Three Phoenix city employees were fired after a report revealed at least six employees might have known there was a corrosion issue at the library before the flooding.

The library's roof was replaced along with flooring, tabletops and the fire suppression system. 

Collins has been charged with criminal damage.