Federal jury trial set for former NSP employee charged with stealing drugs


FORMER NEBRASKA STATE PATROL EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR STOLEN DRUGS FROM EVIDENCE ROOM August 24, 2022 Federal court records say the trial is set for 9 a.m. Feb. 6 for Anna Idigima, 37, and George Weaver Jr., 37. Idigima and her boyfriend, Weaver Jr., 36, have both been charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute five...

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Stolen Neb. Police Evidence Leads to Dismissal of over 65 Cases


Seized narcotics worth over $1.2 million were stolen from Nebraska State Patrol's evidence room in Lincoln in September, and continued reviews could result in even more dismissals, officials say. November 1, 2021 A month after news broke about the theft of more than $1.2 million worth of seized drugs from the Nebraska State Patrol's evidence room, ...

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Hungry rats to blame for 1,000lbs of missing marijuana, India police say – court not convinced


A court that had mandated the drugs be produced as evidence in a smuggling trial, was seemingly unconvinced and demanded proof that the rats had eaten the drugs November 25, 2022 A half-ton of confiscated marijuana disappeared from a storage room in India – and police are now pointing fingers at tiny, four-legged trespassers. Police in Mathura, a c...

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Durham Police property evidence warehouse destroyed by blaze


Sources told the Sun that along with those vehicle a tactical bomb unit bomb truck, uniforms, a marine boat and potential evidence in lock up were consumed in the fire. July 18, 2022 Durham Regional Police continued to investigate on Monday after a massive fire destroyed their property bureau warehouse. Just after 6 p.m. Sunday, massive black smoke...

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St. Louis police ask judge to force city's top prosecutor to clear evidence shelves of drugs


SLMPD filed a petition in court asking a judge to force the CAO to review about 6,890 cases involving drugs and determine which drugs can be destroyed. November 6, 2022 ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department wants the city's Circuit Attorney's Office to clear evidence shelves of drugs related to thousands of cases. SLMPD f...

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Wichita gives update on police property and evidence audit


I will say that I am very happy to see the preliminary results of the audit since it appears all evidence has been accounted for thus far. Enter Article DATE HERE WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The city provided an update on the Wichita Police Department's Property and Evidence section during Mayor Brandon Whipple's weekly press briefing. A third-part...

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Charges filed after more evidence reportedly found in disgraced police chief’s home


The document states that during a search of Jones' home, the Pike County Sheriff's Office found an evidence bag with a Missouri State Highway Patrol seal containing what was believed to be meth. October 28, 2022 LOUISIANA Mo. (WGEM) - The State of Missouri has filed new charges against the Louisiana, Missouri, police chief who was arrested last wee...

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Former Minneapolis cop gets 3 years for stealing drugs during illegal searches


Prosecutors said Jindra made up reasons to conduct searches so he could steal drugs including oxycodone and methamphetamine Enter Article DATE HERE A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Minneapolis police officer to more than 3 years in prison for stealing drugs from citizens during illegal searches. In November, a jury convicted Ty ...

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Attorneys: Evidence destroyed in criminal case of former Minneapolis police officer


Attorneys for Cummings claim the evidence in question includes GPS data, messages between Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) troopers who responded to the crash, as well as letters and email communications, requested under discovery.Enter Headline here September 27, 2022 Attorneys for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in connection to a fatal c...

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Audit Criticizes Operation Of Wichita Police Department’s Property, Evidence Unit


CITY MANAGER ROBERT LAYTON INFORMED THE PUBLIC OF THE 2021 AUDIT THIS WEEK. September 28, 2022 By Kylie Cameron – Kansas News Service A 407-page audit of the Wichita Police Department's Property and Evidence Unit found various issues with the storage of evidence and with staffing and training. It also found that evidence was not being properly docu...

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City of Wichita addresses concerns with WPD property and evidence


Layton said interim Police Chief Troy Livingston and an internal auditor will begin working to implement the aforementioned items September 28 2022 WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Wichita city leaders addressed concerns about potential problems with the Wichita Police Department's Property and Evidence facility on Monday. It comes after 12 NEWS sent an open...

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Former technician cleared in case of missing evidence


The newspaper confirmed that there is still one person who remains on paid administrative leave which is pending the outcome of the investigation, now in the hands of the Oregon Department of Justice. Septembere 24, 2022 ONTARIO — Former Ontario Police Department Evidence Technician David Worth has been cleared in the investigation into missing evi...

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Sussex Police officer stole drugs and had sex in Brighton stations


The police constable stole diazepam, commonly known as benzos, from the evidence room of the Sussex Police station September 21, 2022 A POLICE officer stole drugs from an evidence room while on duty and had sex in a staff locker room, a tribunal heard. The man, who can only be named as Officer X, would have been dismissed from the force if he had n...

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AG: Former Trooper sentenced for stealing, using heroin on the job


By stealing evidence and using drugs while on duty, Corporal Rickard dishonored his profession and committed a serious crime September 20, 2022 he PA Office of the Attorney General announced a former PSP Corporal has been sentenced for charges related to stealing drugs from the evidence room. According to the attorney general, former PSP Corporal B...

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KSP detective testifies about missing PCSO money


An evidentiary hearing in a burglary case became the backdrop for a Kentucky State Police (KSP) detective to publicly testify about the ongoing investigation of money missing from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office's evidence room. Septemeber 19, 2022 An evidentiary hearing in a burglary case became the backdrop Monday for a Kentucky State Po...

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Former Enfield officer indicted on 58 child pornography counts


The indictments showed multiple instances of drugs and evidence in the form of cash and coins — more than $12,000 — being taken from the Enfield Police Department's evidence room. September 14, 2022 A former Enfield police officer already facing charges associated with evidence tampering now faces 58 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of mi...

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Former Shelby County Criminal Court clerk staffer indicted for stolen evidence


The investigation originated when a family member of a victim came to the evidence room to get their belongings. Septemeber 9, 2022 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A former employee of the Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk's Office was indicted last month for stealing cash from evidence. Steven Sharp, a former principal clerk, is accused of stealing at lea...

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What did Matthew Buckley do? Charges explored as California sheriff’s deputy is accused of falsifying police report to steal firearms


Matthew Buckley was a prominent figure within his agency, having won "Officer of the Year" 2 years in a row. September 7, 2022 On August 26, Contra Costa County authorities announced that they had arrested California Sheriff's deputy Matthew Buckley on multiple felony firearms charges. As per Mercury News, Matthew Buckley, 41, is accused of falsify...

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Hartford Police chief accused of selling prescription pills from drug collection box


Two dozen Hydrocodone pills that went missing from the Hartford Police Department drug collection box September 6, 2022 PAW PAW, Mich. — A West Michigan police chief is accused of stealing and selling painkillers from a police collection box designed to take drugs off the streets, according to unsealed court documents. Two dozen Hydrocodone pills t...

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UPDATE: Former Clarksville officer charged after allegedly showing evidence photos and video


The Butler County Sheriff's Office was notified March 4, and Tobin's employment with the city ended the following day September 2, 2022 CLARKSVILLE — A former Clarksville police officer has been charged with child pornography offenses, allegedly mishandling evidence that led to prosecutors dropping a case against a sex offender. Authorities allege ...

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KSP investigating theft from PCSO evidence room


Kentucky State Police are investigating the disappearance of around $25,000 cash August 23, 2022 The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police are investigating the disappearance of around $25,000 cash from within the Sheriff's Office evidence room, as reported this week by Sheriff Greg Speck. The money was discovered missing after ...

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Bakersfield PD officer flushed suspect's marijuana, said he was angry: docs


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — When first questioned by internal affairs detectives, Bakersfield Police Department Senior Officer Brendan Thebeau said he didn't recall finding marijuana when searching a home for a gun reportedly brandished at an officer, documents say August 23, 2022 A detective opened his laptop and played two portions of body camer...

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Jury Convicts Man Linked by DNA to Montclair, Burbank Cold Case Murders


Jurors heard final closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of Horace Vaultz, who prosecutors say left DNA on three women found strangled in the 1980s. August 20, 2022 Horace Van Vaultz, Jr., 67, showed no reaction as the clerk of the court read the verdicts. The jurors also found true the special circumstances of multiple murders and that the murd...

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Chisolm man convicted in 1986 cold-case murder


A St. Louis County jury found 54-year-old Michael Allen Carbo, Jr. guilty in the rape and murder of Nancy Daugherty 36 years ago. August 18, 2022 DULUTH, Minn. — Editor's note: The video above first aired on June 29, 2022. A Chisolm man will serve a mandatory life sentence in prison following his conviction for first-degree murder in the death of a...

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Business compliance operation conducted at 19 auto businesses in Perris results in recovery of 448 catalytic converters, 15 citations


Where Do We Put Them? August 18, 2022 A business compliance operation conducted at 19 automotive businesses within the City of Perris resulted in the recovery of 448 catalytic converters and 15 citations for various offenses. On August 17, the Perris Station Special Enforcement and Problem Oriented Policing Teams (SET/POP), with the assistance...

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Police accused her of making up her rape, then destroyed the evidence


A CNN survey in 2018 found that police at dozens of agencies nationwide had trashed 400 rape kits in cases that could have been prosecuted. August 11, 2022 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — Gretchen Van Winkle was transfixed as the hit Netflix series "Unbelievable" played across her TV screen in 2019. The dramatized version of a true story of one woman's...

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Charges against former Auburn detective dismissed


Sexton said he has maintained his innocence throughout the course of the case August 11, 2022 ALBION — The criminal case involving a former Auburn Police Department detective was dismissed Monday. Stacy Sexton of Waterloo faced charges of theft and official misconduct, both Level 6 felonies, which originally were filed in DeKalb County in September...

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Houston police chief declares gun 'buyback' successful after receiving over 800 weapons


Residents could exchange their guns for gift cards at the event,  Enter Article DATE HERE The Houston, Texas police chief is declaring the city's gun buyback program hosted on July 30 a success. Residents could exchange their guns for gift cards at the event, which was hosted at Wheeler Ave. Baptist Church, according to FOX 26. Sylvester ...

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Charlotte police arrest group of bicyclists, charge them with reckless driving after assault


More Bikes July 28, 2022 Charlotte, N.C. — A group of bicyclists were charged with reckless driving last Thursday by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Police said an assault committed earlier by one of the cyclists in uptown Charlotte led them to the bicycle gang. Five bikes were seized during the arrest, the police posted Tuesday on Twi...

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Lancaster man charged for teen’s 1975 cold case murder after coffee cup DNA match


 David Sinopoli of Lancaster has been charged in the 1975 cold case murder of 19-year-old Lindy Sue Biechler after DNA on a discarded coffee cup appeared to match DNA left on the victim's clothing. July 18, 2022 LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – David Sinopoli of Lancaster has been charged in the 1975 cold case murder of 19-year-old Lindy Sue Biechler a...

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MCDONALD: Poor police work in North Carolina is letting rapists go free


The chain of custody is one of the first elements a good defense attorney will scrutinize. If he or she can prove a break in the chain of custody, the evidence is not admissible at trial July 18, 2022 There is a sexual assault taking place right now. Every 68 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. More than 97% of perpetrators get off s...

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California man arrested in cold case murders of women strangled to death


James Gary allegedly killed two women in separate murders in 1980 and 1996 before committing a sexual assault last year that lead investigators to him, authorities said July 22, 3022 A 76-year-old California man has been charged with two cold case homicides that occurred years apart in which the female victims were strangled to death, authorities s...

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Former Elizabeth police chief who stole heroin from department now faces federal charge


Butler, who had been the officer in charge of the evidence room, told the sergeant that "any heroin evidence was all gone," and that the room was a mess.Enter Headline here July 20, 2022 The former Elizabeth Borough police chief who admitted to stealing thousands of bags of heroin from his department's evidence room to feed his own addiction has be...

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Former PSP Corporal charged for stealing drugs from evidence room in Wayne Count


Another corporal found empty heroin packets and a crumpled evidence envelope in a trash can in Rickard's office July 1, 2022 A former Pennsylvania State Police corporal has pleaded guilty to charges linked to drug thefts from an evidence room, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Thursday. According to a release from Shapiro, State Police Corpor...

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Former Tennessee sheriff's deputy indicted for attempting to sell a forfeited vehicle to himself


Former Deputy Daniel Jacobs, an evidence custodian for the department, July 18, 2022 The Center Square) — A former Tipton County Sheriff's deputy was indicted on three charges this week after he allegedly attempted to sell a vehicle to himself. Former Deputy Daniel Jacobs, an evidence custodian for the department, allegedly posted a 2010 Lincoln MK...

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Schertz police mistakenly destroy evidence for over 1,000 cases in San Antonio-area counties


Sixty percent of evidence was within the statute of limitations July 14, 2022 The Schertz Police Department made a crucial error this week. The error resulted in the destruction of evidence that impacted over 1,000 cases in three different counties. On Tuesday, July 12, the Schertz Police Department released a statement informing the public about a...

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Officials: Bridgeport police officer resigns after being accused of stealing money during drug bust


He was caught stealing cash during a drug bust November 12, 2021 A 21-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police Department has resigned after getting arrested while on the job, police say.The State's Attorney's Office says the career of former Officer Christopher Martin ended Thursday when he was caught stealing cash during a drug bust.State's Attorney...

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SFPD seizes almost $200K worth of stolen goods


Actually in court? July 24,2022 SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The San Francisco Police Department seized nearly $200,000 worth of stolen goods while serving a search warrant on Wednesday, police announced in a press release. SFPD arrested Sergio Manuel Puga-Tenorio, 38, of San Francisco as the primary suspect. The department's Burglary Unit and Organized ...

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6 arrested after SJPD uncovers underground bunker with $100K worth of stolen goods inside


July 13, 2022SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- A commercial burglary investigation led San Jose police patrol officers to a sophisticated underground bunker  at a homeless encampment near Coyote Creek and Wool Creek Drive.Inside, officers report finding $100,000 worth of stolen items stashed away. Photos shared by SJPD show the entryway to t...

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Former Redkey (Indiana) Police Officer Charged With Felony


Ridenour's report on the incident did not list a syringe as evidence found during the trash pull. July 1, 2022 A former Redkey police officer, Bradley R. Ridenour (45), was recently charged with a level 6 felony of obstruction of justice in Jay Superior Court. He has been released on a $3,000 bond from Jay County Jail. Ridenour resigned from his po...

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Former State Police Corporal Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges


Investigators discovered that the heroin packets were stolen from the evidence room, July 2, 2022 HARRISBURG, PA — Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that former Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Brian Rickard pleaded guilty this week to charges related to stealing drugs from the evidence room, ingesting them while on the job, and using offic...

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Stolen guns that went unnoticed at BRPD show gap in oversight, retired police officer says


"Someone dropped the ball," Dewey said. June 20, 2022 Benjamin Zeringue was arrested Monday charged with injuring public records, malfeasance in office and theft of firearms. He posted an $18,000 bond. Arrest records show on two different occasions in 2018 and once in 2019, the former officer seized three different firearms during traffic stops. "I...

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NAKAMOTO: Police chief denies taking missing money from evidence room


The missing money involves a homicide case, according to Iberville Parish Sheriff  June 20, 2022 ST. GABRIEL - St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau is denying any wrongdoing after search warrants were executed on his home and the police department this week.The warrants were done in conjunction with the Iberville Parish Sheriffs Office and th...

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Brothers arrested by disgraced narcotics officer get reduced sentences amid investigation into corruption at BRPD


 The allegations against Acree include accusations of stealing drugs from an evidence locker June 16, 2022 Deandre Robertson and Darryl Robertson were previously sentenced on drug charges in December 2019 and February 2020, respectively, related to the same case dating back to 2016. Darryl was serving a 15-year sentence, while Deandre was sent...

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Deputies seize cellphones from St. Gabriel police chief's home and office


"they noticed that $3,500 that was supposed to be locked away in evidence June 17, 2021 ST. GABRIEL - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office executed search warrants at St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau's home and office Wednesday afternoon. According to Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi, search warrants were issued in connection to missing evidenc...

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Police chief says it could take 2 years to fully reconcile evidence


'Infrastructure in dire need' June 11, 2022 ONTARIO — Security updates to the evidence room at Ontario Police Department are expected to take place sometime in the next couple of months. However, it could be up to two years to get fully reconciled on processing evidence. That was the latest update delivered from Police Chief Michael Iwai to the Ont...

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Seized guns sold to buy police cruiser, says Newton County sheriff


"I read this law. I thought I was in the right". June 4, 2022 Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler said he thought he was following state law when he sold 103 seized guns to a Kansas gun dealer for $12,150 and had him cut a check to the Harrison Toyota dealer so the sheriff's office could buy a vehicle. "I read this law. I thought I was in the right...

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$27K of seized cash missing from Tennessee police department, other issues found


Both the evidence custodian and the former captain stated they had, at times, "borrowed" cash for personal purchases and would later pay back the "borrowed" funds. nJune 2, 2022 LIVINGSTON, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Tennessee Comptroller's Office has reported that $27,000 is missing from an evidence room at the Livingston Police Department. An investigati...

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Former Iowa deputy sentenced to 40 years in prison for stealing pain meds


Leusink was accused of stealing prescription pain medication and other property from the evidence room at the sheriff's department Headline here June 2, 2022 A former Plymouth County Deputy Sheriff has been sentenced to up to four decades in prison on theft and burglary charges. Forty-three-year-old Aaron Leusink was accused of stealing prescr...

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More than $200,000 collected during drug raids goes missing from a police station safe, sparking an internal investigation as one officer takes stress leave


It's believed a senior officer has taken stress leave while investigation continues June 1, 2022 More than $200,000 in cash has allegedly gone missing from a police station, leading to one senior officer reportedly taking sick leave. An investigation has been launched into the alleged disappearance of the cash from a safe at western Sydney station....

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