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SPPD Fires Employee Over Money Stored in Evidence


"A comprehensive action plan has been implemented as we continue to operate efficiently" Enter Article DATE HERE An employee with the Southern Pines Police Department has been fired following a recent audit within the Property and Evidence Department, according to Cheif Robert Temme. The audit revealed irregularities that warrants a further in...
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At least there’s space for evidence


The additional work brings the overall evidence building project up to $1,555,000 Enter Article DATE HERE Manteca Police may have cramped headquarters but at least there should be adequate room for evidence storage. The City Council this week approved spending $120,000 that will buy shelving for the new 2,200-square-foot evidence building as w...
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Length of Slisz investigation "puzzling," legal expert says


Nearly 11 months after he was accused of breaking into the evidence locker and overdosing inside the police department he worked for, former Johnstown Police Officer William Slisz has not been charged with a crime, and there is no timeline of when the investigation might be completed. August 18, 2018 JOHNSTOWN — Nearly 11 months after he was accuse...
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Confiscated Guns Must Be Sold, Not Destroyed, Rules Arizona Supreme Court


The court said the local ordinance runs afoul of several state laws. August 18, 2017 The Arizona Supreme Court ruled the city of Tucson can no longer destroy firearms that have been confiscated by police or turned in by citizens. In an extensive ruling issued Thursday, the justices voided a 2005 Tucson ordinance that says the Police Department, aft...
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West Springfield Police Capt. Daniel Spaulding on paid leave amid evidence room probe


The approximately $18,000, sources agreed, remained unaccounted for from three separate drug cases. August 18, 2017 WEST SPRINGFIELD - The mayor and police chief today confirmed that the second highest-ranking official in the police department has been placed on indefinite paid administrative leave amid an investigation into "discrepancies" involvi...
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Former Sheriff’s deputy accused of drug evidence theft indicted


Goettel is believed to have taken oxycodone and morphine, in solid and liquid form, from the evidence locker in the sheriff's office for his "own use" Aug 16, 2017 A jury has formally indicted a former Cherokee County Sheriff's deputy for allegedly stealing narcotics from the evidence room he was in charge of. Jeffrey Lee Goettel, 42, of Jasper was...
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Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits On The Agenda When Lawmakers Return To State Capitol


Enter Headline here August 17, 2017 California lawmakers will debate how to address a backlog of untested rape kits, when they return to work at the state Capitol on Aug. 21. Estimates suggest thousands of rape kits remain untested across California, containing DNA evidence from survivors of sexual assault. But the state does not require law enforc...
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Wagoner County sheriff's office to auction off hundreds of guns, other items Saturday


Approximately 300 weapons will be available. August 17, 2017 WAGONER — Property rooms used by the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office are overflowing with items, but not for long. On Saturday, a sheriff's auction is planned at the Wagoner Civic Center to dispose of things that have been stored for upward of three decades. The auction will be conducted ...
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