Shaun Pfund is a former New York City narcotics detective who moved to Arizona for family reasons.He had been working for the DARE program in Sierra Vista and teaching forensics at Pima Community College.He
wanted to get back into investigations, and he
cares about the environment."The environmental impact on our county in this area is important," Pfund
...Pfund works for the County Attorney's Office, which was responsible for making the hire, but his salary is paid by the Wastewater Management Department.
As maintenance of the sewer lines has improved, the number of sewer overflows is going down, but vandalism accounts for a larger percentage of overflows.
"They go into a site, they touch stuff, they move stuff, they discard stuff," Pfund
said sewer lines are much smaller than people think and even a basketball can wreak havoc.He's
investigating a case in which a stereo console was dropped down a manhole."It's very much like a general investigation," he
said."You go to the site and look for witnesses.We have a lead, and we're looking for an individual to get more information."When someone is caught, there could be both criminal charges and civil damages."You have a twofold effect," Pfund