Newton County sheriff says evidence destroyed, Texas Rangers called in to investigate


Rowles said he also believes that the former sheriff mislead a district judge into signing an order to destroy the evidence, and he has called in the Texas Rangers to investigate May 17, 207 NEWTON COUNTY — Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles announced on Monday that it has been discovered that evidence in active criminal cases was destroyed in Dece...
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Carpenter found guilty of 1990s murders of 2 prostitutes


Prosecutors used DNA evidence found on both victims as the keystone of their case against 51-year-old John Bittrolff. July 5, 2017 RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — A carpenter was convicted on Wednesday of murdering two prostitutes found beaten to death in the 1990s and faces 50 years to life in prison. Prosecutors used DNA evidence found on both victims as the k...
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The cop who said he Od'd by touching fentanyl is probably wrong


The CDC and NIOSH updated the  fentanyl page on their website to remove the statement "skin absorption can be deadly." It now says that "while dermal absorption of fentanyl commonly occurs through prescribed use of the drug, inhalation of powder is the most likely exposure route for illicitly manufactured fentanyl." July 14, 2017 You may have ...
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Beloit police's evidence technician set to retire


BELOIT - CPES Beloit Police Evidence Technician Karen Thorson will be saying goodbye to the guns and drugs she tended to for 32 years. July 14, 2017 BELOIT - Beloit Police Evidence Technician Karen Thorson will be saying goodbye to the guns and drugs she tended to for 32 years. Her last day will be July 28, followed by her official retirement date ...
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Former OSP tech arrested again, police say stole thousands from evidence lockers


OSP detectives discovered Mark Matlick stole $2,577.00 in Lake County and committed additional crimes to conceal the thefts. July 14, 2017 In June, OSP detectives arrested Matlick after discovering the Klamath Falls Area Command employee stole more than $10,000 from the Klamath Falls OSP evidence locker. LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — A former Oregon State Po...
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Jefferson County inventories sexual assault kits, builds new database


The primary focus is to inventory everything that's out there right now – all 27 of our [police] jurisdictions, July 9, 2017 JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office is on a mission to identify all unprocessed sexual assault kits countywide. Through a 3-year, $1.5 million federal grant, from the Department of Ju...
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2 former Ellis County deputies to appear in federal court on gun theft charges


Two former Ellis County Sheriff's Office deputies have admitted to stealing and selling guns they took from the sheriff's office property room. July 12, 2017 WAXAHACHIE – Two former Ellis County Sheriff's Office deputies have admitted to stealing and selling guns they took from the sheriff's office property room. Former ECSO Lt. Philip Gary Slaught...
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Feds want 14 years for ex-Melrose Park cop who sold stolen drugs


Selling drugs stolen from his police department's evidence room in a bid to feather his nest as his retirement approached in 2015 July 12, 2017 Ex-Melrose Park cop Gregory Salvi has already admitted selling drugs stolen from his police department's evidence room in a bid to feather his nest as his retirement approached in 2015. For that, he faces m...
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