Stolen bronze pig found in blanket

Los Angeles TimesBYLINE: Tony PerryChula Vista, CAThe bronze pig stolen from in front of a Mexican restaurant has been returned, police said Friday. The owner of Miguel's restaurant told police he received a call from one of ...

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Evidence manager has seen it all

Iowa City Press-Citizen (Iowa)BYLINE: Lee HermistonIowa City, IAUnfathomable amounts of drugs, countless smoking devices, thousands of weapons ranging from assault rifles and handguns to ninja swords and barbaric maces. And e...

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Mummy remains shelved in police evidence room

Times Herald (Port Huron, Michigan)BYLINE: JESSE DUNSMOREPort Huron, MIEntombed among evidence bags and found items in the Port Huron Police Department property room sits some-thing a lot older than a stolen car stereo. A mum...

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Evidence room containing guns, drugs, fetuses, was mismanaged

Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)BYLINE: Sheila McLaughlinMiddletown, NJHundreds of thousands of dollars in cash was lying around. Crack cocaine, marijuana and other drugs from criminal cases were tossed haphazardly in a metal b...

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Ex-Penn Hills police official gets probation in drug thefts

Pittsburgh Tribune ReviewBYLINE: Bobby KerliksPenn Hills, PAA retired Penn Hills police lieutenant will spend the next five years on probation for stealing thousands of dollars worth of heroin and cocaine from the department'...

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Ex-Penn Hills police official gets probation in drug thefts

Pittsburgh Tribune ReviewBYLINE: Bobby KerlikPenn Hills, PAA retired Penn Hills police lieutenant will spend the next five years on probation for stealing thousands of dollars worth of heroin and cocaine from the department's...

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Former Penn Hills lieutenant sentenced for stealing narcotic

Pittsburgh Tribune ReviewBYLINE: Bobby KerlikPenn Hills, PAA retired Penn Hills police lieutenant was sentenced to five years of probation this morning for stealing thousands of dollars worth of heroin and cocaine from the de...

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Theft from chief's desk possibly an inside job; About $4,000 taken, former cop contends

Belleville News-Democrat (Illinois) May 10, 2009BYLINE: GEORGE PAWLACZYKAlorton,ILNearly $4,000 in cash in the police chief's desk should have been in the department's safe. After all, it was evidence from a robbery that occu...

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Spring Lake: The demise of a Police Department

The Fayette Observer (Fayetteville, North Carolina)BYLINE: Corey G. Johnson, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.Spring Lake, NCJust days after Larry Faison settled into his new job as town manager in October 2007, a two-page lett...

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Ex-cop faces bench trial in guns case

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois)BYLINE: By Kevin Barlow;kClinton, ILCLINTON -- A former police officer has waived his right to a jury trial and will have a bench trial this summer.   Jerry Bristow, 55, waived his right ...

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Former town police clerk sentence

Star ExponentCulpeper, VAA former civilian employee who worked at the Culpeper Police Department will spend one year on probation for embezzlement. Ronald P. Myers, 41, of Bealeton, was sentenced this month in Culpeper County...

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For former York cop, trial just a formality on the way to appeal

The York Dispatch (Pennsylvania)BYLINE: ELIZABETH EVANS The York DispatchYork, PAA former York City police sergeant accused of stealing money from his department's evidence room will soon face trial, but the outcome appears t...

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Police Seeking Owner of Urns

Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)BYLINE: T.J. Wilham Journal Staff WriterAlbuquerque, NMFor six months, police have been trying to track down the owner of three urns and the remains they contain. Now they are hoping the public...

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Officials return 12 pounds of medical marijuana confiscated from Visalia man

Visalia Times-Delta (California)BYLINE: DAVID CASTELLONTulare County, CAIt was the last thing you'd expect to see outside the Tulare County Courthouse in Visalia: a man and his lawyer carting out glass jars filled with mariju...

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Ex-Boyce Police chief sentenced to 33 months in federal pen

Daily Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana)BYLINE: Abbey BrownBoyce, LAThe former Boyce Police chief was sentenced Wednesday to 33 months in a federal penitentiary for weapons charges.Claude Williams, 52, received the sentencing ...

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Detroit cop accused in cocaine theft pleads to lesser charge

The Detroit News (Michigan)BYLINE: Paul Egan / The Detroit NewsDetroit, MIDetroit - A Detroit police officer charged with stealing cocaine from the police evidence room and replacing it with corn starch will have those charge...

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Former police officer sentenced to prison

The Associated Press State and Local WireMuskogee, OKA former Muskogee police officer has been sentenced to four years in prison for possession of stolen firearms and falsely claiming a military award.Thirty-one-year-old Kris...

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Ex-officer admits he stole from police safe; Sylvania veteran faces up to 5 years in prison

Toledo Blade (Ohio)BYLINE: ERICA BLAKE BLADE STAFF WRITERSylvania, OHFor 20 years, Carl Beckman was assigned to oversee the evidence collected by Sylvania police and stored in the department's property room.Yesterday, the for...

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How theft plot unraveled; Officer left trail while stealing drugs

Herald News (Passaic County, NJ)BYLINE: By PAUL BRUBAKERPassaic County, NJGranulated sugar spilling from plastic bags in a police evidence room was just one of the things that unraveled what would have been a perfect crime. S...

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Bratenahl police chief announces retirement; Falzone embroiled in missing-evidence probe

Plain Dealer (Cleveland)BYLINE: Mark Puente and Gabriel BairdBratenahl, OHBratenahl - Embattled Police Chief Paul Falzone retired Tuesday afternoon, two days before a report about guns, drugs and money that went missing under...

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Former prosecutor sentenced again

Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska)BYLINE: WORLD-HERALD NEWS SERVICECouncil Bluffs, NECOUNCIL BLUFFS -- Drunken-driving charges against a former assistant Pottawattamie County attorney were resolved Wednesday when Jeff TeKippe plea...

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Probe of Bandera police expanding

San Antonio Express-NewsBYLINE: Zeke MacCormack, STAFFBandera, TXBANDERA - The investigation that yielded a felony perjury indictment against Bandera Police Chief Jim Eigner has expanded to include allegations of evidence tam...

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Township settles suit with estate of Franklin detective who killed self

Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, New Jersey)Franklin Township, NJThe township has settled a lawsuit it filed against the estate of Detective William Furmick, who committed suicide in his office nearly a year ago.The lawsuit...

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Ex-policeman pleads innocent to charges he stole guns in evidence

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois)BYLINE: Kevin Barlow;, ILCLINTON - A former Clinton police officer accused of taking guns last year from an evidence room at the Clinton police station pleade...

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St. Petersburg Times (Florida)DATELINE: BROOKSVILLEHernando County, FLThe Sheriff's Office says the probe is unrelated to a recent resignation.The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has opened a criminal investigation related t...

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Isle police lose more evidence, forcing delay in some drug cases; Latest incident occurs after clerk was fired in 2008

he Houston ChronicleBYLINE: JENNIFER LATSON, StaffGalveston, TXGALVESTON - Less than a year after guns, drugs and money went missing from a police evidence room, officials discovered more missing evidence this week from the s...

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Ex-cop accused of taking guns from evidence room

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois)BYLINE: By Kevin Barlow;, ILCLINTON - A former longtime Clinton police officer was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on charges that he took guns last year from a...

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Hartland officer resigns under fire - Reprimands dogged veteran of 18 years

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)BYLINE: JACQUI SEIBEL, Staff, Milwaukee Journal SentinelVillage of Hartland, WIHartland - A village police officer resigned in lieu of being fired for spending time at his children's scho...

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S. Tucson ex-cop admits he embezzled $560,000

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)BYLINE: BRIAN J PEDERSEN, ARIZONA DAILY STARSouth Tucson, AZA former South Tucson police lieutenant pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $560,000 from the city and its Police Department.  R...

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Grand jury reports on sheriff's property room

The Bakersfield CalifornianBYLINE: The Bakersfield CalifornianKern County, CAJan. 27--The Kern County grand jury released a report Tuesday saying it's impressed with the Sheriff's Department's property room but has recommenda...

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Former Coquille officer indicted

The Associated Press State and Local WireCoquille, ORA Coos County grand jury has indicted a former police officer on theft and official misconduct charges. Randy Ulmer appeared in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing be...

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State police review loss of money: More than $6,000 found on body of homicide victim missing in Fulton

The Paducah Sun (Kentucky)BYLINE: Shelley Byrne, The Paducah Sun, Ky.Fulton, KYJan. 4 -- FULTON, Ky. -- State police have been conducting interviews in connection with more than $6,000 missing for months from the Fulton Polic...

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Former Lake Saint Louis officer gets probation in theft

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)BYLINE: Shane Anthony, St. Louis Post-DispatchLake Saint Louis, MOJan. 2 -- ST. CHARLES COUNTY -- A St. Charles County circuit judge placed a former Lake Saint Louis police officer on probati...

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Vinton assistant police chief arrested

The Associated Press State and Local WireDATELINE: BATON ROUGE La.Vinton, LALouisiana State Police have arrested the assistant chief of the Vinton Police Department. Col. Michael Edmonson said Wednesday that investigators had...

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