50 kilos of the drug have washed ashore this week in Matagorda County

Sheriff's Department report that 50 Kilos of what is thought to be cocaine have been found washed up on the beaches  May 31, 2021 MATAGORDA COUNTY, TX – The Matagorda County Sheriff's Department report that 50 Kilos of what is thought to be cocaine have been found washed up on the beaches of Matagorda County over the past several days. The She...

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P21 million worth of illegal drugs ‘cremated’

Include least 3,163 grams of shabu and 180 grams of marijuana seized in different operations conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police. June 1, 2021 CEBU, Philippines — At least P21 million worth of illegal drugs were destroyed through thermal destruction at the Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes in Cebu City ea...

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Rifle reunion: Jefferson County Sheriff’s office returns rifle stolen more than 40 years ago

"It's really crazy I never thought I'd see the gun again ever. May 31, 2021 ST. LOUIS — More than 4 decades ago, someone stole Clyde Smith's .30-06 hunting rifle. On Thursday, Smith got it back.It was stolen in 1974 from his Jefferson County home. "It's really crazy I never thought I'd see the gun again ever. We had gone on vacation to Table Rock L...

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Sheriff’s office upgrades evidence room with grant

Money was used to complete ventilation work in the department's evidence room for the health and safety of the evidence custodians. May 31, 2021 The Hardin County Sheriff's Office updated its evidence room thanks to a grant from the Kentucky Association of Counties. Sheriff John Ward said the association recently awarded the department a $1,000 saf...

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Twiggs County Major pleads guilty to stealing money from evidence room

GBI said he stole more than $1,500 that was taken from a suspect in a traffic stop and stored in the evidence room Enter Article DATE HERE TWIGGS COUNTY, Ga. — A former Twiggs County Sheriff's Office major received a six-month sentence Tuesday after he admitted to stealing money from his department's evidence room. Twiggs County court records ...

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Hot potato: Who will accept the keys to Pound’s police evidence room?

"Council, without taking into account responsibilities in maintaining a police department, has eliminated its police department,"  May 19, 2021 POUND — There were no takers on Wednesday for a court order to put Pound's police evidence room key in the custody of a Virginia law enforcement officer. Wise County and Norton Common- wealth's Attorne...

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Former Police Officer facing federal charges for stealing drugs from evidence room

Reif is alleged to have entered the Klamath Falls Police Department's temporary evidence room using an unauthorized key and removed an evidence item containing methamphetamine and fentanyl Enter Article DATE HERE Klamath County, Ore. — A former Klamath Falls Police Officer is facing federal charges for stealing methamphetamine and fentanyl fro...

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Va. town votes to fire ‘every officer in its police department,’ including chief

The town has demanded that the police chief hand over the keys to the evidence storage room May 24, 2021 By Suzie Ziegler POUND, Va. — The town of Pound, Virginia, has removed its police chief and terminated all other police officers, reported WYMT. According to a petition filed earlier this week, town officials voted on Tuesday to fire "every...

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KERN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PROPERTY & EVIDENCE FACILITY Due for an Upgrade

No fire inspection report, poor ventilation in the narcotics storage areas, lack of adequate security cameras throughout the facility, and an aging building that is near capacity that lacks stand-by power, has minimal air conditioning and an outdated elevator. May 10, 2021 Summary: On February 2, 2021, the 2020-2021 Kern County Grand Jury (Grand Ju...

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Arrest made in 1983 cold case murder in Montgomery County

38 years later to the day, and collected a known DNA sample from Darnell. May 19, 2021 MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – An arrest has been made in a decades-long cold case of a Houston woman who was found dead in 1983 in Montgomery County, according to the Sheriff's Office. On March 17, 1983, a deputy who was patrolling in the 4000 block of Interstate 45...

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Coconino County Sheriff's Office Arizona man charged in connection with cold case rape in Cedar City thanks to familial DNA

The big break in the case came when police in Arizona used familial DNA testing to identify a possible suspect in a rape case in Flagstaff that investigators believed was committed by the same man nine months earlier. May 4, 2021 CEDAR CITY — The Iron County Attorney's Office has filed charges in a nearly 17-year-old cold case rape investigati...

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Brothers wrongfully convicted of rape and murder get $75 million in compensation decades later

In 2014, both Brown and McCollum were exonerated and released from prison after DNA from a cigarette collected at the crime scene was tested and ultimately tied another person to the crime. May 17, 2021 A federal jury has awarded $75 million to two brothers in North Carolina, decades after they were convicted of rape and murder they did not commit....

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Ex-BRPD narcotics detective faces third arrest, this time for lying in police reports


Acree was first arrested in February after investigators accused him of stealing marijuana from the narcotics evidence room and giving the drugs to his friend. May 17, 2021 A former detective with the Baton Rouge Police Department faces his third arrest in recent months — this time for lying in police reports — amid an ongoing corruption probe into...

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Former Beverly Hills police chief indicted, arrested on theft charge

A grand jury indicted Schmidt on charges that he stole money and firearms from the Beverly Hills Police Department  May 11, 2021 Former Beverly Hills Police Chief Thomas Eugene Schmidt was arrested Monday morning by Texas Rangers on a charge of theft by a public servant. According to an indictment unsealed Monday, a grand jury indicted Schmidt...

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SLED: Former Ninety Six police officer stole from evidence room

Warrants allege he stole $6,760 from the Ninety Six Police Department's evidence room. May 11, 2021 A week after a Ninety Six police officer was charged with domestic violence, he has found himself facing a new charge: stealing from his former employer. Agents with the State Law Enforcement Division arrested Charles Michael Waters Jr. on Monday and...

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Ex-police chief indicted on 88 counts in evidence theft case

The indictment shows that several firearms were stolen by Spivey from the evidence locker  May 7 , 2021 WHITEVILLE, N.C. — A former North Carolina police chief who resigned last month amid an investigation into missing evidence has been indicted on 88 felony counts, authorities announced Friday. William Anthony Spivey was indicted by a Columbu...

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Families in shock after homicide victims identified in 1980 San Bernardino County cold case


The San Bernardino County case remains under review by the District Attorney's Office as to whether new charges will be filed against Neal. Enter Article DATE HERE In 2018, Chrissy Salley was ready to figure out what happened to her estranged mother. In 1980, the Virginia resident was taken from her mother's custody at 2 months old, and even a...

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Albuquerque's rape kit backlog cleared

Years ago, an audit revealed more than 5,400 rape kits statewide were untested May 2, 2021 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced Friday that the city cleared it's decades-old rape kit backlog. Keller said the backlog was actually cleared in March 2020. "I remember it was during COVID when we sent the last one out," Keller said. ...

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San Angelo Police make arrest in 2008 cold case murder of Jordan Holden

DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a Katy man in connection to a 2008 San Angelo cold case April 27, 2021 SAN ANGELO — DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a Katy man in connection to a 2008 San Angelo cold case, according to a police news release. Just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021, police announced an arrest had been made in the shoot...

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Dozens more drug charges dismissed by prosecutors due to BRPD corruption

Jason Acree's arrest for stealing drugs out of the evidence room and obstruction of justice. April 27, 2021 BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors dismissed an additional 72 drug charges against defendants with pending cases tied to corruption in the Baton Rouge Police Department's narcotics division. The charges that were dismissed involve more than a doz...

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Ex-Boston cop pleads guilty in overtime fraud scheme

Carnes and eight other Boston Police officers were charged in an overtime scheme that federal prosecutors allege bilked more than $200,000 from shifts at the evidence warehouse between May 2016 and February 2019. April 26, 2021 A former Boston cop pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to ripping off overtime during shifts at the department's evid...

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9 current, former Boston police officers arrested in connection with $200,000 overtime scheme

One overtime shift, called "purge" overtime, was scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m and focused on reducing the inventory of the evidence warehouse, authorities said. September 2, 2020  Nine current and former police officers in Boston were arrested and charged in connection with an overtime scheme that collectively netted them more than $200...

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In Chico, California an Alleged Serial Sex Assailant Nabbed Through Familial DNA Search, Butte County District Attorney Reports

The familial search process involves searching the assailant DNA against the state's convicted offender database to identify potential relatives in the database April 27, 2021 In Chico, California an Alleged Serial Sex Assailant Nabbed Through Familial DNA Search, Butte County District Attorney Reports April 27, 2021 - The Butte County District Att...

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Louisiana Man Arrested in Cold Case of 19-Year-Old Girl Whose Body Was Found In Abandoned Building: Police

Coco was last seen by her mother, Stephanie Belgrade, a few days earlier. Her body was found in an abandoned building in Winnie, Texas April 24, 2021 Courtney Coco was last seen by her mother a few days before she vanished. Her death was ruled a homicide. Her parents never gave up on getting their daughter justice. A Louisiana man has been arrested...

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DNA profiling wasn’t known to police when crime was committed in 1985

Enter Headline here April 24, 2021 A Florida man has been charged with murder more than three decades after the brutal kidnapping and rape of an elderly woman who died several days after she was dumped on the side of a road. Richard Lange, 61, of Boynton Beach was taken into custody Thursday after cold case detectives with the Palm Beach County She...

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INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Narcotics officer at center of corruption case seen on camera smashing evidence

"We don't destroy potential evidence to seize evidence," Borghardt said. "You don't have the right to destroy property as police. April 23, 2021 BATON ROUGE - As the handling of evidence continues to be the focus of an internal criminal investigation at Baton Rouge Police, new video obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit captures an officer at the...

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A Happy Ending: Reuniting Missing Property With Its Rightful Owner

The college ring was found in a purse about the be destroyed in the Lancaster PD property room  APRIL 22, 2021 With two people; one a Lieutenant, the other a civilian and, a mound of property that ranges from drugs, to money, to clothes to sometimes, valuable items that could easily get lost in the mix, if a human touch isn't applied then prop...

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Ex-Chadbourn police chief stole hundreds of pills, $32K in cash, guns from evidence locker, warrants allege

The former top cop in the town of Chadbourn repeatedly raided the police department's evidence room and stole a variety of narcotics, thousands of dollars in cash, and firearms APRIL 21, 2021 CHADBOURN, N.C. (WECT) - The former top cop in the town of Chadbourn repeatedly raided the police department's evidence room and stole a variety of narcotics,...

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Fairfax seeks to dismiss 400 convictions in cases brought by one officer


A former patrol officer who is accused of stealing drugs from the police property room April 16, 2021 Fairfax County prosecutors are moving to throw out more than 400 criminal convictions based on the testimony or work of a former patrol officer who is accused of stealing drugs from the police property room, planting drugs on innocent people and st...

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BRPD narcotics detective, already facing drug charges, arrested again amid ongoing probe


The memo included specific accusations about Acree taking marijuana from the evidence room and giving it to his friend April 14, 2021 A detective with the Baton Rouge Police Department was arrested late Wednesday afternoon, his second arrest in recent weeks amid an ongoing corruption probe focused on the BRPD narcotics division. Jason Acree, 34, ha...

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Former Greenwich officer, who was addicted to heroin during employment, pleads guilty to possession of firearms

He first took five guns from the Ansonia Police Department that were seized in a state search warrant in 2018. April 16, 2021 A former Greenwich police officer who prosecutors said was addicted to heroin during his employment pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges after investigators said he illegally transferred five firearms on behalf of his ...

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Cash Goes Missing From NJ Prosecutor's Office, Investigation Underway

All of the missing cash was recovered from scenes and was being temporarily held for safekeeping. April 7, 2021 A New Jersey county prosecutor says cash being held as evidence in multiple different cases is missing, and her office is launching an internal investigation. "Various denominations of cash recovered from several separate cases have gone ...

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BPD Officer indicted after allegedly stealing $10K during drug investigation, bought girlfriend shoes with money

Glover took the cash from the home to another location where a search warrant had been executed, and then to the DEA Baltimore Office, alone in his vehicle the entire time Enter Article DATE HERE BALTIMORE — A Baltimore Police Officer has been indicted after being accused of taking $10,000 from duffel bags that contained $2.4 million in cash d...

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Missing money at LPD spurs investigation

City Attorney - funds "have went amiss" at Livingston Police Department.  April 7,2021 An investigation is underway concerning missing money at Livingston Police Department, according to Livingston City Attorney John Meadows. Meadows informed the Board of Alderman of the investigation during the Monday, April 5 monthly meeting. Meadows be...

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Dallas Sheriff’s Clerk Supervisor Umeka T. Myers Arrested After Allegedly Stealing From Evidence Vault


The Dallas County Sheriff's Office has arrested one of their own, clerical supervisor Umeka T. Myers for theft. April  7, 2021 DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas County Sheriff's Office has arrested one of their own, clerical supervisor Umeka T. Myers for theft. Umeka T. Myers (credit: Dallas County Sheriff's Office) "Accountability is a core va...

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DNA cold case: Kansas ex-con charged in unsolved 1979 murder of Colorado woman

"Investigators collected several pieces of evidence in 1979, including the killer's DNA from semen found inside Day's body". March 29, 2021 GREELEY, Colo. — A Kansas man with a lengthy rap sheet has been charged with murder in the 41-year-old slaying of a Colorado college worker found sexually assaulted and strangled in her car. James Herman Dye, 6...

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3 Polk deputies accused of tampering with evidence after money goes missing

All three deputies resigned following their arrests March 23, 2021 POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Three former Polk County deputies face charges after money went missing from an arrest in December, according to the sheriff's office. John Raczynski, Jamal Lawson and Garrett Cook were all arrested Friday, according to a news release, and each resigned upon bein...

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BRPD narcotics officer arrested for dealing drugs after investigation into 'police corruption'


The arrest came after another officer witnessed Acree stealing marijuana that had been seized as evidence FEBRUARY 26, 2021 A narcotics officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department was booked into jail Friday night, accused of stealing drugs seized as evidence and giving them to his friend. The officer was identified as Corporal Jason Acree, 34, ...

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Sterling Police Department to bank money from evidence room

Lost and found cash as well as bills recovered in some criminal cases will be deposited in special account March 11, 2021 The Sterling Police Department will have a little more space in its evidence room, thanks to a decision by the Sterling City Council Tuesday night. During his report to the council, City Manager Don Saling said the SPD wanted to...

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With new law in place, Central Oregon police still going after hard drugs

Drugs still being seized and destroyed in Bend May 5, 2021 Oregon's Measure 110, one of the country's most ambitious drug decriminalization laws yet passed, has been in effect for a month, but law enforcement leaders in Central Oregon insist it hasn't greatly affected them. "I can tell you unequivocally, it's not going to affect anything that we do...

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Suspect Arrested In 1982 Cold-Case Murder Of Racine Woman In Colorado

Investigators say D-N-A evidence finally led them to take 70-year-old Alan Lee Phillips into custody this week March 5, 2021 Authorities in Clear Creek County, Colorado have arrested a suspect in the 1982 cold-case murder of a Racine woman. 29-year-old Barbara "Bobbie Jo" Oberholtzer's body was found in the Rocky Mountains almost four decades ago. ...

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Disgraced Huddersfield police worker stole dead woman's money in £120,000 store room raid

Andrew Roberts would empty sealed West Yorkshire Police exhibit bags then falsely forced that items had been destroyed March 4, 2021,  A disgraced Huddersfield police worker has been warned he faces a 'significant' jail term after he stole over £120,000, including money from a dead woman. Andrew Roberts, 51, stole the cash from a West Yorkshir...

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Santa Fe police evidence room upgraded after scathing report

The changes were spurred by a scathing report released last year that outlined issues with the police department's evidence handling policies and procedures. March 3, 2021 Mar. 4—The Santa Fe Police Department has finished upgrading and replacing locks and keys in its evidence storage area and purchased a bar-coding system for evidence management, ...

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TBI investigates fire that sparked at the Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Potter and the responding fire departments had every thing under control. March 1, 2021 MORGAN COUNTY, Tenn. — Authorities in Morgan County asked TBI to help determine the cause of a fire at the sheriff's office. There was a fire this evening in one area of the upstairs level of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, per Sheriff Wayne Potter. ...

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Former N. Braddock police officer pleads guilty to theft

McKeesport, pleaded guilty to one count of theft, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of obstruction after being charged with stealing money March 4, 2021 A former police officer for the North Braddock and Blawnox departments pleaded guilty to stealing money that had been seized as evidence. Joseph Lynn, 34, of McKeesport, pleaded gu...

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Washington Supreme Court rules state drug possession law unconstitutional after challenge by Spokane woman

Lechich said the ruling was retroactive, and that those convicted under the state's felony drug possession statute could petition the courts for a restoration of the right to vote, own guns or receive certain government benefits as a result of the Supreme Court's ruling. It is also likely that cases pending before the court will be thrown out based...

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Charges: Narcotics investigator tested positive for fentanyl on the job

Backman did not log some seized drug paraphernalia into evidence February 24, 2021 (FOX 9) - Charges say a narcotics investigator from Fergus Falls, Minnesota was under the influence of fentanyl while driving a squad car. Otter Tail County Sheriff's Deputy Kelly Backman, 43, was charged with one count of fourth-degree DWI and one count of public of...

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Toronto cop who stole opioids from force lockers for personal use won't be charged

"The decision to not charge the officer is similar to when we don't charge individuals when we respond to drug overdoses." February 26, 2020 A Toronto detective stole opioids from evidence lockers to feed an addiction to prescription painkillers, the police force said Wednesday, noting the situation could affect some criminal prosecutions. The admi...

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Pulaski deputy detective suspended

Suspension happened after an audit of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department evidence room February 25, 2021 Feb. 25—The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department has suspended a deputy, Detective Jason Woodruff, pending a review by the merit board, according to a press release from the department. Woodruff's suspension happened after an audit of the Pu...

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Drugs seized as evidence in police investigations going missing almost once a fortnight

A Freedom of Information request by the Telegraph reveals that between the start of 2013 and May 2020, there have been more than 158 instances of drugs going missing from custody of the Metropolitan Police February 21, 2021 Drugs seized as evidence in police investigations are going missing from storage almost once a fortnight, new data suggests. A...

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