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Property Evidence Manager - New Port Richey, Fl


Salary: $64,411.42 Annually Job Requirements: BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university is required. An associate's degree or 60+ hours from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of law enforcement or active military service may be considered in lieu of the BA/BS requirement. HighSchool Diploma and four (4) years of...

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During a DV investigation cops find stolen firearms.


Former Kentucky FBI agent pleads guilty to federal charges, admits taking guns from storage November 28th, 2023 LEXINGTON, Ky. — A former Central Kentucky FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges after he illegally took guns from an FBI storage office, according to court records. Michael Van Aelstyn, 45, pleaded guilty to obstruction of j...

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Silent auction for guns from the property room?


Ellettsville police, Monroe County sheriff's office selling confiscated guns in auction December 21st. 2023 ELLETTSVILLE − Among the 54 guns displayed on long tables at U.S Defense Solutions is a non-functioning 1930s Smith & Wesson top-break pistol, a Mossberg pump-action 12-gauge shotgun and a pair of matching Thompson Center Arms' muzzleload...

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Turn in all drugs given to you by a private citizen


Ex-cop sentenced on drug charges September 17th, 2023 A former Ironton police office was sentenced to one year in prison on Wednesday on drug charges. Bradley Spoljaric, 30, who pleaded guilty on the drug charges, was also fined $100. He may file for judicial release after 30 days. Spoljaric was arrested on July 27, 2022, after an investigation by ...

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Ex-Chief "accidently" takes home $18,000 from the evidence room


Former Kentucky police chief accused in $25,000 theft going to jail in federal case September 15th, 2023 A former Kentucky police chief was sentenced Friday to five months behind bars after being accused of stealing more than $25,000. Jason D. Cross, who was police chief in Columbia, took the money between February 2020 and February 2021, according...

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Washington Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Shrinking


Sexual Assault Kits Backlogs On Track To Be Cleared By The WA Crime Lab In The Next 3 Months September 11th, 2023 The Washington State Crime Lab reports that by the end of the year, scientists should be able to completely clear out massive backlogs of sexual assault kits that have been sitting on evidence shelves for decades. According to Fox 13 Se...

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Another cold case solved by a familial DNA match


Arrest in 1994 cold case killing of woman found slain in her Springfield home September 11th, 2023 A suspect has been arrested in the murder of a Virginia woman dating back almost three decades, detectives in Northern Virginia announced Monday. The victim, Robin Lawrence, 37, was found stabbed to death in her home on Reseca Lane in Springfield on N...

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Guilty! Drug seizure money doesn't go in your sock.


Former Bridgeport cop gets suspended term for stealing money at drug bust August 30th, 2023 BRIDGEPORT — A veteran city police officer received a suspended sentence Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to taking money from a 2021 drug raid. Christopher Martin had served 21 years as a city police officer before resigning shortly after his arrest. "I ap...

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Property and Evidence Standards for Ohio


Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board August 8th, 202 Attention Ohio Agencies...The Ohio Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board recently released their policy statement for establishing standards for Property and Evidence Rooms. The IAPE standards available to IAPE Members is a great place to start when writing your policy. The ...

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Former Bullitt Co. chief deputy arrested for stealing, defacing firearm


The 2017 indictment stems from Cottrell stealing drugs from the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office August 14, 2023 A former Bullitt County Sheriff's Office chief deputy has again been arrested. John Cottrell, 54, was charged with receiving stolen property (firearm) and possession of a defaced firearm. He was arrested Wednesday at UPS Worldport in Loui...

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Former Greensburg police chief waives theft, tampering charges for court


County district attorney said an audit of the evidence room found that a backpack containing suspected steroids and psilocybin mushrooms was missing. August 12, 2023 Former Greensburg police chief waives theft, tampering charges for court Former Greensburg police chief waives theft, tampering charges for court Former Greensburg Police Chief Shawn D...

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Canton Police Department under Federal investigation


Numerous instances of illegal behavior over the past 8 years, including cash, drugs and even a weapon taken from the Department's evidence room.Enter Headline here August 12, 2023 Lewis County authorities say they've asked the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis to investigate the Canton Police Department, after numerous instances of illegal behavi...

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Campton Hills police chief probe includes missing guns in evidence room, records show


Probe of Campton Hills police Chief Steven Millar appears to involve questions about missing guns and access to the police department's evidence room, records show. August 11, 2023 An ongoing Illinois State Police probe of Campton Hills police Chief Steven Millar appears to involve questions about missing guns and access to the police department's ...

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Dallas police employee shot in arm after accidental discharge in property room


The employee was hospitalized with injuries that weren't considered life threatening, police said. Headline here July 30, 2023 A Dallas police employee was shot in the arm Tuesday after a gun accidentally discharged in the property room, the department confirmed. The employee, who was not named by police, was processing evidence when the shoot...

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Audit finds former Kensett police chief received overpayments, money, guns missing


According to the report, the police department also found Sept. 29, 2020, that "seized currency of $6,723" was missing from the evidence room.Enter Headline here July 2, 2023 A state audit found that former Kensett Police Chief John Pollard received payroll overpayments of more than $66,000 over the last three years, while there were "no confiscati...

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Court rules Vallejo illegally destroyed evidence in police killings


In a May ruling, Judge Stephen Gizzi found that the city violated the California Public Records Act when in 2021 officials destroyed evidence in multiple police shootings. June 30, 2023 Solano County judge has ruled in favor of Open Vallejo in a lawsuit over records of Vallejo police violence and misconduct. In a May ruling, Judge Stephen Gizzi fou...

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Overdose death of West Hills officer linked to department's evidence storage, jeopardizes active cases


Pennsylvania State Police said their audit of the West Hills police department found evidence that was missing, tampered with or destroyed. June 29, 2023 Cambria County's District attorney and coroner announced Wednesday the death of a West Hills officer was caused by an overdose of drugs they said came from his department's evidence storage. The i...

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Legal advocates slam NYPD’s efforts to safeguard evidence in wake of storage warehouse fire last year


Elizabeth Daniel Vasquez, a lawyer specialize in forensic science told the Council that the NYPD's program for tracking and securing evidence is "pure chaos," making it clear the city should upgrade its system to bring it up to par with other cities. June 20, 2023 Defense lawyers laid into the NYPD on Tuesday over its failure to safeguard reams of ...

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Ex-detective loses KS certification after throwing out evidence in ‘high-profile homicide’


The evidence kept in his private storage unit  June 18, 2023 A former Garden City Police Department detective who mishandled evidence, including drugs, from a "high-profile homicide" — keeping some of it in a private storage unit — has had his police certification revoked, according to a state agency that oversees accreditation. Scott Birney e...

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Millsboro police officer indicted for tampering with drugs


2016, was named MPD Officer of the YearEnter Headline here June 1, 2023 Millsboro Police Department Sgt. Matthew Dufour — who, in 2016, was named MPD Officer of the Year, eliciting praise from Chief Brian Calloway, who said he made a significant difference in the community — has been indicted by the Department of Justice's Division of Civil Rights ...

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Sheriff's office correcting evidence warehouse issues


Department detectives have "been out there every Friday" clearing out old evidence, Youngman said, and that the warehouse looks "so much more like an evidence room after the hard work they've done." May 31, 2023 May 31—The Daviess County Sheriff's Office has corrected some of the issues identified by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police tha...

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Dallas Police Struggle to Access Evidence Amid Ransomware


The consequences played out Thursday in a murder trial, where a man was found guilty despite evidence being unavailable to jurors or lawyers May 20, 2023 (TNS) — Dallas police are struggling to access physical and digital evidence amid an ongoing ransomware attack that is disrupting trials, according to defense lawyers who are exasperated after mor...

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OC sheriff’s sergeant switched drug evidence between cases, defense attorney alleges


A deputy public defender called out 'officers who will plant evidence and write false reports' May 12, 2023 An embattled Orange County sheriff's sergeant has been accused in defense documents with taking drugs seized in one case and booking them as evidence in another, unrelated case. Sgt. Matthew LeFlore, already facing allegations of illegally ea...

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Former Lancaster County Drug Task Force leader sentenced for theft


John Burkhart will also serve four years of probation and has been ordered to pay back $140,000 in restitution as part of his sentence May 5, 2023 HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The former officer in charge of the Lancaster County Drug Task Force was sentenced to 8 to 22 months in prison for stealing money seized by the task force, Attorney General Miche...

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Former Head of Lancaster County Drug Task Force Jailed, Ordered to Pay Back $140K in Stolen Funds


Burkhart was solely responsible for cashing those checks and placing the money into the safe until they were forfeited by court order. May 6, 2023 HARRISBURG – Attorney General Michelle Henry announced today that the former Officer in Charge of the Lancaster County Drug Task Force was sentenced to 8 to 22 months in prison for stealing funds seized ...

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Charges dropped after Toronto cop steals two bags of cocaine, overdoses in parking lot


"It's highly unusual that in the face of (Censoni's) admitted theft, and abuse of the property locker and drug exhibits, April 26, 2023 A case involving multiple drug trafficking offenses was dropped on Tuesday after a cop testified that he stole drug evidence and nearly died of an overdose in the police station's parking lot. Article content Two p...

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Former Chillicothe Police officer pleads “Not Guilty” to three counts of theft


A former Chillicothe Police officer entered a plea of not guilty to three counts of felony stealing $750 or more in Livingston County court on April 19th. Thirty-nine-year-old Jeremy Don Stephens of Brookfield waived formal arraignment. The case was continued to July 14th for a plea or trial setting. A probable cause statement from the Highway Patr...

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Lawyer: Cash accidentally burned; Ex-ODPS officer on trial for missing money


Byrd testified that during the audit, SLED discovered there were allegedly 21 files which had last been modified by Shultz which had currency missing. March 30, 2023 The attorney for a former Orangeburg officer says his client accidentally burned evidence room money. Former Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Lt. Carl Wayne Shultz is charged wit...

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Eight barrels of evidence recovered from NYPD warehouse blaze, advocates still seek answers


The evidence warehouse at 700 Columbia St stored both biological evidence and impounded vehicles. March 30, 2023 Over three months after the fire that ripped through a Red Hook warehouse, which stored decades-old New York City Police Department evidence, legal advocates are still seeking answers from the city about how it plans to address the impac...

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Man federally charged in connection to drugs stolen from NSP locker takes plea deal


Officials said Weaver's girlfriend, Anna Idigima, 37, of Lincoln, was a Nebraska State Patrol employee who worked in the evidence unit when the drugs were stolen from an evidence storage facility. She then allegedly gave them to Weaver to sell. March 17, 2023 LINCOLN, Neb. — A Lincoln man facing federal charges related to drugs stolen from a Nebras...

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Millsboro Police Officer Suspended Pending Suspected Tampering Investigation


The Officer who was found unresponsive is assigned as an evidence custodian for the department. Enter Headline here March 23, 2023 MILLSBORO, Del.-A Millsboro Police Officer has been administratively suspended from the Department pending an investigation into suspected tampering of a controlled substance from evidence. The Department says on F...

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Former Chillicothe Police officer faces 3 felony counts of theft in Livingston County


A probable cause statement accuses Stephens of stealing $2,103 cash and two handguns from the Chillicothe Police Department evidence room while he was employed as an evidence officer March 3, 2023 A former Chillicothe Police officer faces three felony counts in Livingston County of stealing $750 or more following an investigation by the Highway Pat...

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Dallas police may be violating evidence laws with 52,000 improperly stored digital files


Police said the records may include digital evidence for court cases, which could mean that information wasn't provided to lawyers as required by state law. February 24, 2023 Dallas police are at risk of being in violation of evidence laws after officers improperly stored more than 52,000 digital records, according to interviews and internal commun...

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Former Nebraska State Patrol Employee Pleads Guilty to Drug Theft


Former Nebraska State Patrol Employee Pleads Guilty to Drug Theft Local NewsFormer Nebraska State Patrol Employee Pleads Guilty to Drug TheftByJulia BertinoFeb 15, 2023 On Tuesday, Anna Idigima entered her plea and now faces 20-years to life in prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine laced with fentanyl. Prosecutors say Idigima took part in the...

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Former officer convicted of taking guns, money from evidence in South Carolina


As a result, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison and suspended to one year of active time with probation afterward. The sentence was handed down by Judge Bentley Price. February 10, 2023 SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — A former South Carolina police officer has been sentenced to prison time followed by probation after an investigation found he took money an...

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Trooper resigns while under investigation for missing Rolex watch, other valuables


Trooper was placed on paid leave in December after state police began investigating him in response to the disappearance of valuables from the temporary evidence storage  February 9, 2023 A state trooper being investigated for allegations that he stole a Rolex watch from evidence storage resigned this week, Vermont State Police confi...

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2 accused of stealing drugs from Michigan morgue


Employees at the Macomb County Morgue when they allegedly stole prescription pills from the property room where drugs were kept in connection with overdose deaths February 3, 2023 MACOMB COUNTY, MI – Two people are facing charges related to stealing drugs from a Michigan morgue where they worked, authorities said. The 32-year-old woman and 50-year-...

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Massive Evidence Storage Facility Fire Sheds Light on Sloppy NYPD Practices


The NYPD maintains poor storage practices because there is no law stopping them from doing so.  January 20, 2023 A murder case in which the NYPD found a necktie and wire hanger at the scene. Another homicide after which officers vouchered the victim's coat and the assailant's hat. Video from a fight in stalled traffic on the Queensboro Bridge ...

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Deputy accused of stealing prescription drugs from drop box in sheriff station pleads not guilty


Deputy Cory Richey was arrested last week as he arrived to work and later booked into jail; a Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered him to enroll in a drug treatment program January 12, 2023 SAN DIEGO — A veteran sheriff's deputy accused of taking prescription drugs from a drop box in a sheriff's station pleaded not guilty in San Diego on Tuesday...

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Former FBI agent who destroyed evidence in Springdale lawmaker’s kickback case avoids jail


Cessario wiped the hard drive to his FBI laptop computer used to collect evidence in the public corruption case against former state Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, and co-defendants in a kickback scheme January 6, 2023 FORT SMITH -- A federal judge Thursday sentenced former FBI special agent Robert Cessario of Bentonville to three years of supervise...

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Court records show suspended state trooper accused of stealing Rolex watch from evidence room


"Numerous others had access to the property storage area which, unlike the evidence locker, has never been subject to stringent security measures." January 4, 2023 Vermont state trooper is accused of having stolen a Rolex watch and other valuables that had been seized during an arrest, court documents show. The trooper denies the allegations, with ...

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2 Macomb County medical examiner employees fired for stealing drugs


The employees, a 50-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, allegedly took some drugs instead of properly disposing of them. December 9, 2022 Two Macomb County employees were fired after allegedly stealing drugs from the medical examiner's office, county officials announced at a news conference Friday. Morgue employees often take medicine found at a ...

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Legal Aid: NYPD must account for evidence destroyed in fire


The loss of that evidence could affect cases and people The Legal Aid Society represents who may have been wrongly convicted. December, 21, 2022 NEW YORK - Last week, a massive fire destroyed a warehouse in Brooklyn where the NYPD stored decades of evidence. "Why are you storing such important evidence in a rickety old building?" Legal Aid Society ...

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10Investigates: KPD officer kept evidence, citations, sex doll for months, years in cruiser


The officer was fired in June after an internal investigation found some of the items should have been turned into the department years ago.Enter Headline here December 21m 2022 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The officer's cruiser told Knoxville police all they needed to know. Stashed in the Knoxville Police Department vehicle were various items that belonged ...

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Spencer cop charged with stealing prescription drugs from DEA collection canister


The allegation states Deckard "utilized his authority to remove illegal narcotics and controlled substances from the DEA Drug Take Back Container stored within the Spencer Police Department." Decembere 19, 2022 A town of Spencer police officer is on administrative leave after his arrest Friday on charges of stealing narcotics that had been put into...

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Former Police Chief Admits Stealing and Using Heroin Seized in Two Federal Investigations


The heroin was evidence that had been seized in two federal drug trafficking investigations and stored in the evidence locker at the police station. December 13, 2022 PITTSBURGH, PA – A former Elizabeth Borough Police Chief pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of theft of government property, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced t...

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8 hurt in fire at NYPD warehouse where evidence is stored


 "It's mainly evidence but we store other things there as well," he said. December 14, 2022 NEW YORK (AP) — Eight people suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a fire at a New York Police Department warehouse that houses DNA evidence from crime scenes as well as cars, e-bikes and motor scooters, police and fire officials said. The fire at the Erie...

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State won’t file charges in Pulaski Sheriff’s Office missing money case


no charges will be filed by the state in the case of around $25,000 missing from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office evidence room. November 29, 2022 According to a report in the Commonwealth Journal in Somerset, no charges will be filed by the state in the case of around $25,000 missing from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office evidence room. The K...

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FORMER POLICE OFFICER CHRISTOPHER STILL CHARGED WITH FELONY THEFT ON DUTY


The complaint also charges that Still stole three firearms from the evidence locker December 1, 2002 Today, Dauphin County detectives arrested Christopher Still, who was formerly employed with the Halifax Borough Police Department, for criminal conduct during his tenure as a police officer. The complaint charges that between 2019 and 2022, Still su...

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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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