Former drug agent sentenced to 14 years in prison

The Fresno Bee, cbs8.comBYLINE: The Associated PressOakland, CAOAKLAND, Calif. -- A disgraced former head of an elite Northern California drug task force was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison after pleading guilt...

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Trucker pleads guilty for hauling heroin later stolen from evidence locker

Sun-Times Media, LLC, Southtown Star, southtownstar.suntimes.comBYLINE: JANET LUNDQUIST County, ILA California man set to go to trial this week in Will County for allegedly hauling heroin in ...

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Bakersfield biz owner arrested on suspicion of '79 murder

BYLINE: KBAK - KBFX - Eyewitness News - BakersfieldNow.comLink to ArticleVentura County, CAJohn Clark Russell is seen in a Ventura County Sheriff's booking photo. Russell was arrested Thursday, July 26, 2012, on allegations h...

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BANNING: PCP fumes send police officers to hospital

Enterprise Media, The Press-Enterprise, pe.comBYLINE: KEVIN PEARSON, STAFF WRITER, to ArticleBanning, CATwo Banning police officers had to be taken to the hospital this week after PCP fumes escaped from an...

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'Dirty DUIs' private investigator gets 8 years

The Huffington Post, huffingtonpost.comBYLINE: The Associated PressLink to ArticleOakland, CAOAKLAND, Calif. — A disgraced former California police officer involved in the sensational "Dirty DUIs" scandal in which he acknowle...

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CARLSBAD: Ex-police officer gets probation for heroin theft

North County Times, nctimes.comBYLINE: TERI FIGUEROA, to ArticleCarlsbad, CADefendant Michael Koch, center, stands with his attorney, Raymond Gomez, at his sentencing at the Vista courthouse Wednesda...

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Source of drugs in Hanford cop case probed

The Fresno Bee, fresnobee.comBYLINE: Lewis Griswold - The Fresno BeeLink to ArticleHanford, CAA Hanford police officer arrested on suspicion of drug possession appears to have gotten them from people he busted, Hanford police...

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Two indicted in theft of heroin from Will County sheriff’s evidence container

Sun-Times Media, LLC. The SouthtownStar, southtownstar.suntimes.comBYLINE: JON SEIDEL Sun-Times Media to ArticleWill County, ILTerry D. Jenkins A Will County grand jury indicted two men Wednesday for ...

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Civilian worker held in theft of money from police property room

Los Angeles Times, latimesblogs.latimes.comLink to ArticleFullerton, CAA longtime civilian employee with the Fullerton Police Department was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing money from the agency's property room.Apr...

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Fullerton police employee arrested in cash thefts

Orange County Register Communications, ocregister.comBYLINE: SEAN EMERY / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERLink to ArticleFullerton, CAFULLERTON – A Fullerton police employee was arrested on suspicion of grand theft Thursday after a...

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Man charged with burglarizing evidence locker where heroin went missing

Sun-Times Media, LLC. Chicago Sun-Times, suntimes.comBYLINE: JON SEIDEL Sun-Times Media to ArticleWill County, ILTerry D. Jenkins The theft of three kilograms of heroin from a Will County sheriff’s ev...

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Narcotics Detective to be Arraigned for Drug Theft

Bay City Television, Inc., XETV San Diego6-The CW, sandiego6.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleCarlsbad, CAA narcotics detective accused of theft and drug possession is set to be arraigned Friday.Michael Koch was arrested in January ...

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Losing crime evidence a worry with LAPD system

The Daily Breeze, dailybreeze.comBYLINE: C.J. Lin, Staff Writer, to ArticleLos Angeles, CAAUDIT: Report months ago found errors, but replacing old tracker will take time.Six months after an audit expo...

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Cleaning up the missing evidence mess

citizen-times.comAsheville, NCThe audit of the Asheville Police Department evidence room shows what everyone had feared: A lot of evidence is missing, especially drugs. There is no substitute for thorough, strict safeguards t...

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CARLSBAD: No charges filed for Carlsbad cop as probe continues, DA spokesman says

North County Times, nctimes.comBYLINE: TERI FIGUEROA to ArticleCarlsbad, CAAn arraignment was canceled Friday and the investigation continues for a Carlsbad police officer accused of stealing drugs f...

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Police Evidence Room: Drugs, Blood, Bikes, Guns

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Patch.org, NapaPatch, napa.patch.comBYLINE: Marsha Dorgan Link to ArticleNapa, CAInside the climate-controlled room where police store crime-scene evidence and items of value found around town.Community service officer Cindy ...

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Ex-Westmorland Police officers sentenced in theft case

Imperial Valley Press, ivpressonline.comBYLINE: SILVIO J. PANTA Staff WriterLink to ArticleWestmorland, CATwo former Westmorland Police Department officers who were arrested in relation to the theft of firefighting equipment ...

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Pasco deputy resigns amid inquiry into missing evidence

Tampa Bay Times, tampabay.comBYLINE: Lee Logan, Times Staff WriterLink to ArticlePasco County, FLNEW PORT RICHEY — The day after a 66-year-old woman was found dead in her New Port Richey home, a deputy returned to the scene a...

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Fresno Police seize guns at record-breaking numbers

abc30HD, KFSN-TV Fresno, CA, abclocal.go.comBYLINE: Sontaya RoseLink to ArticleOne VideoFresno, CAFRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno Police have spent the summer seizing a record number of guns. The past three months, police hav...

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DNA evidence leads to arrest in 20-year-old Redding homicide

The Sacramento Bee, sacbee.comLink to ArticleRedding, CAA man sought in connection with a 20-year-old homicide in Redding was booked into Shasta County Jail today, a year after DNA evidence linked him to the case.Brian Eric N...

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Pleasanton classmate arrested in '84 fatal stabbing

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San Francisoc Chronical, S F Gate, sfgate.comBYLINE: Henry K. Lee, Matthai Kuruvila,Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff WritersLink to ArticlePleasanton, CALaw enforcement personnel stand behind a photo of Tina Faelz, who was 14 ye...

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Modesto man guilty of woman's murder 35 years ago

The Modesto Bee, modbee.comBYLINE: Rosalio Ahumada, to ArticleModesto, CAAfter less than 90 minutes of deliberation, a jury on Wednesday afternoon convicted Buddy Ray Gary, 60, of murder in the death o...

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DNA Testing of California Arrestees Shot Down;

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LA Weekly Blogs, blogs.laweekly.comBYLINE: Simone WilsonLink to ArticleSan Francisco, CA'Grim Sleeper' Suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. Wouldn't Have Been Caught Without ItLonnie Franklin Jr. was just a sketch, before DNA testing ...

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Audit of PCSO evidence storage examines excessive backlog

San Tan Valley Today, santanvalleytoday.comBYLINE: Chase Kamp Today PublicationsLink to ArticlePinal County, AZPCSO evidence storage facilities have material stacked to the ceiling.With evidence warehouse shelves stacked to t...

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DNA Hit Links Man to 1979 Cold Case in SJ

NBC Bay Area, nbcbayarea.comBYLINE: Lori PreuittLink to ArticleSanta Clara, CAA 1979 homicide case was left open until now.DNA hits link Richmond man to 1979 homicide in San Jose. Getty ImagesThe Santa Clara County District A...

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Danville cop free on bail

Contra Costa Times (California) SECTION: MY TOWN; Crime; Contra Costa; News; Local; BreakingBYLINE: By Eric Louie Contra Costa TimesDanville, CAA Danville police officer arrested in the widening investigation of a Contra Cost...

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Oakland Tribune editorial: Should lose pension, if convicted of job-related felony

Oakland Tribune editorial, Bay Area News Group, insidebayarea.comLink to ArticleContra Costa, CAContra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team commander Norman Wielsch, left, and his attorney Michael Cardoza exit the A.F. Bray Court...

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Prosecutors to drop cases in NorCal drug probe

The Associated Press State & Local Wire, SECTION: STATE AND REGIONALMartinez, CAContra Costa County prosecutors say they plan to dismiss about a dozen cases involving arrests made by the former head of a Northern California d...

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Berkeley police evidence room still has problems

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Berkeleyside, berkeleyside.comBYLINE: Frances DinkelspielLink to ArticleBerkeley, CAFive years after a sergeant from the Berkeley police department stole drugs out of the evidence and property room, prompting a series of inve...

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Roosters missing after cockfighting bust

Link to ArticleLink to VideoBakersfield, CARemember that huge cockfighting ring busted in Bakersfield in November? Scores of participants fled the scene when authorities showed up. As for the roosters, they were supposed to b...

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Fallout from Contra Costa's top drug agent's arrest begins

Contra Costa Times, Bay Area News Group, www.mercurynews.comBYLINE: Robert Salonga and Malaika FraleyLink to ArticleContra Costa County, CAMARTINEZ -- Public defenders on Thursday quickly moved to re-examine cases against the...

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State narcotics agent suspected of selling drugs

The Associated Press State & Local Wire, STATE AND REGIONAL Contra Costa County, CAA state narcotics agent who has overseen hundreds of drug investigations is now himself in jail on suspicion of conspiring to sell drugs stole...

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Former Long Beach Police officer sentenced to one year in jail for embezzlement

Press-Telegram, presstelegram.comBYLINE: Tracy Manzer Staff Writer, , 562-499-1261Link to ArticleLong Beach, CADamian Ramos given credit for time served, on probation for three yearsLOS ANGELES -...

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Ex-SF criminalist Deborah Jean Madden gets rehab, not jail

The Esaminer, sfexaminer.comBYLINE: Mike Aldax, Examiner Staff Writer, to ArticleSan Francisco, CADeborah Jean Madden, the ex-San Francisco criminalist who admitted to skimming cocaine from The City’...

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DNA leads to man's arrest in San Diego highway shootings

CBS News, CBS/AP/KFMB, cbsnews.comBYLINE: Casey GlynnLink to ArticleSan Diego, CAStephen Joseph Dragasits (Credit: KFMB)(CBS/AP/KFMB) SAN DIEGO - DNA found on bullet casings helped police nab the man they believe to be respon...

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Slaying indictment called biased

Ventura County Star (California), SECTION: VENTURABYLINE: Raul Hernandez. 805-437-0264Ventura County, CAGrand jury member had job with sheriffThe state Supreme Court will consider whether to hear legal a...

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Officers may take places of civilians

San Joaquin Media Group, recordnet.comBYLINE: Christian Burkin, Record Staff WriterLink to ArticleStockton, CAProperty clerk Stanley Dillard, left, trains Stockton police Officer Ben Lee in his job Thursday. CLIFFORD OTO/The ...

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Orange Cove PD employee arrested on suspicion of stealing drug money kept as evidence

The Reedley Exponent, reedleyexponent.comBYLINE: Brianna VaccariOrange Cove, CAAn Orange Cove Police Department employee was arrested and admitted stealing $2,940 in drug money kept as evidence, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Of...

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