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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DNA testing, genealogy tools help solve 1980 Pa. cold case murder


Enter Headline here May 31, 2022 WOLF CREEK, Pa. - Pennsylvania state police say they have solved the slaying of a Chicago man whose burning body was found 42 years ago near Interstate 80 in a northwestern Pennsylvania town. Edwin Rodriguez was identified through the use of DNA testing and genealogy tools. He was 18 when he and a family friend...

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Salt Lake City Cold Case Murder Linked to Stolen Gas Dispute Was Solved After 48 Years Because Two Retired Detectives Had Lunch


Detectives then requested the Salt Lake City Police Department's Crime Lab to run Toone's DNA against two latent fingerprints collected at the scene from 1974 May 31,2022 James Bednarik was 39 years old when he was shot to death at his own home in 1974. Now, almost half a century later, police in Salt Lake City say they've finally solved the long-p...

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‘A nightmare’: family says they discovered ecstasy inside toy box ordered online


Lakewood Police say they tested the pills, and they came back positive for ecstasy. May 13, 2022 at 6:08 pm PDT PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A Pierce County family opened up a gift for their 4-year-old's birthday, but instead of a toy inside, the family says they found a package full of drugs. Lakewood Police say they tested the pills, and they came back...

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Augusta City Council gives police approval to sell some guns in evidence locker, destroy those used in crimes


Augusta Police Department to sell 62 guns and destroy 57 it has acquired over the years. May 5, 2022 AUGUSTA — The Augusta Police Department plans to sell 62 guns it has acquired over three decades and destroy another 57 that have been involved in crimes or used in suicides. All but one member of the City Council recently told police Chief Jared Mi...

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Sudbury OPP sergeant accused of stealing from evidence locker


OPP Sgt. Straun Frederiksen was charged with theft and breach of trust May 1, 2022 A 27-year veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police has been suspended with pay in Sudbury after being accused of stealing from the evidence vault. "An investigation by the Professional Standards Unit, part of the OPP's Office of Professionalism, Respect, Inclusion an...

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Who is Marvin C. McClendon Jr ( Former Massachusetts corrections officer arrested ) Wiki, Bio, Age, Crime, Arrest, Incident details, Investigations and More Facts


April 29, 2022 Melissa Ann Tremblay disappeared on a Sunday night in 1988 at the age of 11 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and was found the next day after being stabbed and hit by a train. More than three decades later, his alleged killer was arrested in Alabama and will be returned to Massachusetts to face justice, Essex County District Attorney Jona...

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Alberta medical examiner's office in disarray, former ME testifies in lawsuit


Dr. Anny Sauvageau alleges theft of drugs and weapon from homicide scenes and workplace fraud April 20, 2022 Alberta's former chief medical examiner has told a judge that her office uncovered problems with firearms seized at homicide scenes going missing, staff members allegedly taking drugs from evidence lockers, fabricated overtime claims and bod...

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OSBI: Missing drugs lead to arrest of Weatherford detective


The OSBI was requested Sept. 9, 2021, when a substantial quantity of drugs, namely Fentanyl, was discovered missing from the evidence room of the Weatherford Police Department. April 20, 2022 WEATHERFORD, Okla. (KFOR) – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a Weatherford Police Department detective is facing charges following an investiga...

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Two SFPD Officers Arrested for Destroying Evidence, Ex-Officer Arrested for Swiping Machine Gun From Evidence Room


Retired officer Mark Willams "was working, part-time, in the gun destruction unit of the Property Control Division at SFPD April 20, 2022 Two separate SFPD scandals hit the fan at the same time, as two current officers were arrested for destroying evidence (including meth, allegedly) and a former officer was arrested for relieving the evidence room...

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Former lieutenant of the South Boston Police Department indicted


State police initiated the investigation in August after discrepancies were discovered within the department's evidence room and inventory. April 11, 2022 SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WSET) — A former lieutenant of the South Boston Police Department was indicted Thursday Tiffaney N. Bratton was indicted for one felony count of embezzlement and one felony cou...

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Investigation Finds Questionable Cash-Handling Within Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit


"State law requires that municipal funds be deposited no later than three working days after they are received," April 01, 2022 An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller's Office focuses on the activities of a Jackson Police Captain who has managed the administrative aspects of the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit's (JMCMNU) seizures...

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Mold issues force Hampden D.A. to evacuate staff from courthouse


"For too long, this courthouse has not been safe," Gulluni explained. August 25, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The Roderick Ireland Courthouse in downtown Springfield was forced to close Wednesday afternoon due to environmental safety hazards. Employees said mold is a growing issue, along with ventilation and air quality concerns that have pl...

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Mold found on evidence from previous cases, old docket books in Springfield Courthouse


Employees are now searching for a new location for the evidence, but they need action from the Trial Court. April 10, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -The toxic mold found inside the Roderick Ireland Courthouse was found on evidence from previous cases and on old docket books. Employees are now searching for a new location for the evidence, but...

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Convicted murderer charged in 1982 cold case murder of Fort Benning soldier


In 2020, the GBI created a cold case unit with retired GBI investigators to look into unsolved murders like Blackmore's. April 10, 2022 COLUMBUS, Ga. — A convicted murderer serving a life sentence is now the suspect in the 1982 death of Fort Benning soldier who disappeared 40 years ago. A Chattahoochee County grand jury indicted Marcellus McCluster...

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Two years of undercover drug-case evidence goes missing at Fall River PD


"This loss of evidence is inexcusable and an embarrassment to the Fall River Police Department" Chief Paul Gauvin April 6, 2022 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) – Fall River police have lost at least two years of drug-case evidence, a revelation its interim chief has called "an embarrassment" and one that deals another blow to the embattled department's re...

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Man charged 35 years after Roxanne Wood found dead in her Niles Township home


DNA CIGARETTE BUTT March 22, 2022 NILES TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An Indiana man has been sentenced to decades in prison in connection with a 1987 murder in Southwestern Michigan, effectively closing what was once a cold case. Patrick Gilham, 67, has been sentenced to at least 23 years in prison in connection with the slaying of Roxanne Leigh Wood, 30, who...

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Burglary of Little Rock police evidence facility unlikely to affect pending cases, Pulaski County prosecutor says


It estimated the value of stolen evidence to be $20,000. March 22, 2022 After an unknown number of items were stolen last week from a Little Rock Police Department evidence-storage facility, a Pulaski County prosecutor was informed that the break-in did not affect cases pending with his office. John Johnson, the chief deputy prosecuting attorney fo...

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34 Years After Mom's Murder in Santee, Detectives Tell Son They Found Her Killer


DNA led to the man believed to be her killer March 17, 2022 When Mark Beyer was just 2 years old, the toddler was found wandering around in his Santee apartment complex. The reason the boy was unaccompanied that day in 1988: His mother, Diane Dahn, had been murdered. When Mark Beyer was just 2 years old, the toddler was found wandering around in hi...

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