Kawartha Lakes police officer charged following theft of drug evidence

Officer with the Kawartha Lakes Police Service has been charged  into the theft of police evidence. Enter Article DATE HERE An officer with the Kawartha Lakes Police Service has been charged following an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) into the theft of police evidence. In December 2017, Kawartha Lakes Police Chief Ha...

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Argentine police officers who claimed rats ate missing pot are fired

Eight police officers in Argentina who claimed that rats ate more than half a ton of marijuana missing from police custody were fired April 11, 2018 Eight police officers in Argentina who claimed that rats ate more than half a ton of marijuana missing from police custody were fired Tuesday, according to local media reports. Argentine news outlets P...

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Evidence missing in historic Windsor sexual assault case

It was during their testimony that it came to light that an evidence control sheet, detailing everything seized from the home, is now missing. March 26, 2018 An important exhibit in a sexual assault trial in Windsor has gone missing. 56-year-old John Thomas Wuschenny is charged with sexual assault, break and enter, forcible confinement, wearing a d...

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Police: Hawaii - Officer suspected of stealing evidence

According to the statement, the discrepancy was discovered when the evidence was being weighed in preparation to use a small quantity of the cocaine for training purposes. March 15, 2018 Police say criminal and administrative investigations were initiated in October 2017 after it was discovered that cocaine recovered as evidence in 2014 was found t...

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Police Officer Faces Tribunal Over Staff Room Biscuit Theft

It's not about the biscuits, they say; it's the principle of it all February 20, 2018 A police officer is facing an internal disciplinary hearing over a classic case of inter-office political wrangling, after he was accused of taking another officer's biscuits from a cupboard. Yes, everyone waded in over that. It's not about the biscuits, they say;...

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HRP missing evidence audit finds significant gaps

An original audit was conducted between June and November 2015 and an officer was eventually charged with stealing from an evidence vault. Ensuing evidence audits found thousands of items had gone missing over several decades. January 15, 2018 Halifax Regional Police chalks up missing drugs and other evidence to poor management practices. Supt. Jim...

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Inside BNPP's 'disorganized evidence room': auditors found drugs in a shed, guns unsafely stored

Province orders an independent audit of regional police force's exhibits January 11, 2018 The provincial government has ordered an independent audit of a small northern police force's exhibits after a review found serious shortcomings that could put pieces of evidence, and the criminal cases that rely on them, at risk. Inside BNPP's headquarters in...

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CPS district office in northeast Calgary evacuated after officers exposed to fentanyl

While inside the stations, officers discovered the suspect had loose fentanyl in his possession. December 24, 2017 Six members of the Calgary Police Service and one civilian were assessed by paramedics on Saturday after fentanyl was located within the District 7 office. According to CPS officials, a person in police custody was transported to the d...

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Historic fentanyl seizure in Edmonton ‘complex’, drug operation ‘innovative’: Police

Enter Headline here July 28, 2017 Edmonton police said they have made the largest fentanyl pill seizure in Canadian history and have dismantled a drug lab in the process. Police said they started a drug trafficking investigation in March. On July 5, the Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit conducted a search warrant on a house in Edmonton, where...

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Hazmat cleaning crew offers glimpse inside former fentanyl lab in Sturgeon County

Edmonton police announced they had made the largest fentanyl pill seizure in Canadian history. September 29, 2017 Dean May, owner and president of Mayken Hazmat Solutions, said his Calgary-based hazardous cleaning and remediation company got the contract to clean up the house at 306-26023 Township Road 544 roughly three weeks ago. He and two other ...

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Mexican troops say they seized 140 pounds of fentanyl at U.S. border

The army said the truck was heading from Mexico City to Tijuana when it was stopped at checkpoint in San Luis Rio Colorado, near Yuma, Arizona. August 22, 2017 MEXICO CITY -- Soldiers in northern Mexico say they have seized a surprisingly large stash of the powerful opioid fentanyl from a truck near the U.S. border. The Mexican Army's Second Milita...

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Nova Scotia RCMP officer accused of stealing and trafficking cocaine

It was alleged the cocaine had been replaced with another substance and was given to another person, who then sold it and shared the profits Enter Article DATE HERE An RCMP staff sergeant in Nova Scotia has been charged with drug trafficking after an investigation into the theft of cocaine from an evidence locker last year. Craig Robert Burnet...

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Halton police officer accused of stealing pills

An officer who was once head of the Halton Regional Police Drug and Morality Unit and is now facing criminal charges is accused of stealing 89 pills from the evidence locker and ordering another officer to destroy drug exhibits. August 4, 2017 MILTON — An officer who was once head of the Halton Regional Police Drug and Morality Unit and is now faci...

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Toronto Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Lead To Public Safety Alert

More than 20 reported overdoses were recorded between Thursday and Sunday in the city, and four of them were fatal. July 31, 2017 TORONTO — A rash of drug overdose deaths in Toronto was called unusual by police on the weekend and it generated the kind of publicity all too familiar to residents in Vancouver, which has been grappling with a crisis fo...

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Brandon couple sues RCMP, Health Canada after pot plants seized, destroyed

A Brandon couple has filed a civil lawsuit against the RCMP after their legal marijuana grow operation was raided and destroyed. July 5, 2017 A Brandon couple has filed a civil lawsuit against the RCMP after their legal marijuana grow operation was raided and destroyed. Jerry Pomehichuk and his common-law wife, Brenda Wakefield, are suing for damag...

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Province to inspect Windsor police drug vault

Provincial officials will conduct an inspection of the Windsor police drug vault after the disappearance of $25,000 worth of cocaine seized nearly four years ago. July 4, 2018 Police Chief Al Frederick said he met with officials from the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Friday to discuss the inspection. "They have not ...

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Ministry examining evidence vault after Windsor police misplace $25k of cocaine (Canada)

Windsor police chief says missing $25K in cocaine was accidentally incinerated June 30, 2017 The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services will examine the Windsor police evidence vault following the disappearance of $25,000 in cocaine that chief Al Frederick says was mistakenly destroyed. Windsor police chief says missing $25K in coca...

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Former N.S. Mountie ordered to stand trial in theft of cocaine from evidence locker

A former RCMP officer accused of stealing 10 kilograms of cocaine from a police exhibit locker in Halifax has been committed to stand trial on a half-dozen charges. June 15, 2107 A former RCMP officer accused of stealing 10 kilograms of cocaine from a police exhibit locker in Halifax has been committed to stand trial on a half-dozen charges. A prel...

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Brampton court clerk accused of stealing evidence money identified

One employee — an exhibits clerk — has been charged with a single count of theft. May 19, 2017 Peel Regional Police say the investigation into an alleged internal theft of evidence money at the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse in Brampton is complete. One employee — an exhibits clerk — has been charged with a single count of theft. Police ...

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Halton police staff sergeant charged after investigation into drug evidence tampering

Murray's arrest also raises questions about a program he ran encouraging the public to drop off unwanted medications — including prescription painkillers — at local police stations and pharmacies. May 28,2017 The former head of Halton Region's police drug squad, who once boasted of major busts and encouraged residents to drop off their unused presc...

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Halton drug cases in limbo after evidence in police vault ‘may have been compromised’

An outside force has been called in to investigate after an internal police audit found dozens of drug exhibits in a secured storage bunker may have been tampered with May 12, 2017 Halton drug prosecution cases are in jeopardy after an internal police audit found dozens of exhibits stored in an evidence vault "may have been compromised," the Star h...

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Family relieved after DNA evidence leads to homicide charges in 16-year-old cold case


Police say new DNA evidence that emerged in 2014 prompted a 22-month hunt for a suspect that concluded last week with an arrest in Sherwood Park. April 19, 2017 For a decade after his brother's murder, Ian Hepher would phone Calgary homicide detectives each year in March around the anniversary of his death to find out if anythin...

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DNA from 36-year-old gum leads to cold case manslaughter conviction


Bell was first arrested in 1981; however, he was eventually let go due to a lack of evidence. But advances in technology provided the proof needed to bring him to justice. April 2, 2017 alk about a long-lasting piece of gum. A 60-year-old British man was convicted of manslaughter in March after investigators pulled traces of his DNA from a 36-year-...

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Canadian cops lose $25,000 worth of cocaine during a drug trial, pretty sure they “destroyed” it, so all good right?


The judge said that the police losing nine ounces of the illicit substance was "troublesome indeed."Yeah. Enter Article DATE HERE A $25,000 booty of seized cocaine has mysteriously disappeared from the locked vault of a Canadian police station. Although, the stash was the key evidence during a drug trial held earlier this month, the cops say t...

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Washing machine drugs police Inspector Keith Boots jailed

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New DNA testing leads to charges in 2005 Halifax homicide case


Halifax police say further evidence testing led to charges laid Thursday in the homicide of Naomi Kidston 12 years ago. March 23, 2017 Halifax police say further evidence testing led to charges laid Thursday in the homicide of Naomi Kidston 12 years ago.  Police said Donald Murray Peters, 50, was arrested without incident on Stanley Street in ...

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A cop billed his department for overtime pay. He was actually watching child porn.


He was logging into a high-security evidence server to watch child pornography seized from other people. March 22, 2017 For three decades, officer Craig Wattier rose through the ranks of his police department outside Toronto - progressing from tractor-trailer thefts to some of its worst investigations, such as sex crimes against children. One day i...

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Evidence out-of-control: a provincial inquiry is needed into HRP's drug exhibit audit


The shockingly sloppy evidence control procedures also create uncomfortable questions about the trustworthiness of our criminal justice system. March 16, 2017 Last summer The Coast revealed that an internal audit conducted by the Halifax Regional Police had found widespread problems with the security and record keeping inside the HRP's Drug Vault—t...

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Missing evidence reported by Halifax police could affect trials: lawyer

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Tens of thousands of dollars, several kilograms of drugs missing from Halifax police evidence


Of the 12,000 items in drug-related police evidence almost a quarter were missing, but Halifax police Chief Jean-Michel Blais says nothing 'untoward' happened. February 1,2017 By: Zane Woodford Metro Published on Mon Feb 27 2017 Tens of thousands of dollars and several kilograms of illicit drugs are still missing from Halifax Regional Police eviden...

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Halifax police evidence, including nearly $5,000 in cash, still unaccounted for


Halifax police believe 32 drug exhibits were destroyed and six cash exhibits were deposited into a police bank account, but they're unable to prove that theory. Enter Article DATE HERE Metro file By: Zane Woodford Metro Published on Fri Feb 24 2017 Halifax Regional Police have located 34 of 72 exhibits that were missing from their evidence sto...

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Peel cop admits watching hundreds of child porn videos taken from evidence vault


Wattier sometimes claimed overtime for time it was later discovered he spent watching these videos. February 14, 2017 A veteran Peel Regional Police officer who has investigated sex crimes against children and most recently headed up the technological crime unit has admitted to watching 241 child pornography videos stored as evidence from police in...

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New charges laid against N.S. Mountie who allegedly stole cocaine from evidence locker


The province's police watchdog has alleged that the officer stole the cocaine, passed it to another person to sell and then received "substantial proceeds" from the sale. February 3, 2017 HALIFAX—Additional charges have been laid against a Nova Scotia Mountie accused of drug trafficking after police investigated the theft of 10 kilograms of cocaine...

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Seven months later, still no update on missing evidence


Seven months ago, Halifax Regional Police admitted evidence had disappeared from their drug locker, and at least one lawyer says it's taking too long for an update on the case. January 17, 2017 Seven months ago, Halifax Regional Police admitted evidence had disappeared from their drug locker, and at least one lawyer says it's taking too long for an...

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Cold case arrest: Man arrested over 1982 rape and murder after DNA match


A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of raping and strangling a teenager in 1982 after a DNA match was made on the national database. January 13, 2016 The 56-year-old was arrested over the rape and murder of Yiannoulla Yianni in Hampstead, North London, in 1982.The schoolgirl's body was found on her bed by her parents George and Billi in their mais...

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West Midlands Police officer sacked over theft and drugs (Great Britain)


A police officer based in Wolverhampton has been sacked from the force after stealing drugs from an evidence room. July 8, 2016 Benjamin Hughes, formerly PC 20821 Hughes, had pleaded guilty to one count of theft by an employee and one of possession of a class 'B' controlled drug namely cannabis before magistrates in Coventry on June 16. He was dism...

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Rapist was allowed to attack another woman because of a DNA blunder


A convicted rapist was free to attack a second woman because his DNA was not added to the national database. August 8, 2016 A convicted rapist was free to attack a second woman because his DNA was not added to the national database. Christopher Parsons, 41, spent 13 years in an American jail after he raped a woman. When the British-born sex attacke...

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Nova Scotia RCMP officer accused of stealing and trafficking cocaine


Staff Sgt. Craig Burnett accused of stealing cocaine from evidence locker Aug 04, 201 An RCMP staff sergeant in Nova Scotia has been charged with drug trafficking after an investigation into the theft of cocaine from an evidence locker last year.  Craig Robert Burnett, 48, is charged with:  Theft of cocaine.  Trafficking cocaine.&nbs...

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John Travolta fantasist jailed for 1982 rape and murder of Yiannoulla Yianni after DNA breakthrough


Warnock is jailed for 25 years after killing on back of DNA swab taken during arrest for child porn offences. Enter Article DATE HERE A 'John Travolta fantasist' who evaded justice for 34 years after raping and murdering a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in prison. James Warnock, 56, was found guilty of raping and strangling Yianno...

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Cop jailed for drugs released on parole


An Auckland police officer jailed for stealing drugs from an evidence locker to give to his informant lover has been released on parole. July 22, 2016 A former police officer jailed for stealing methamphetamine from an evidence locker has been released from prison after serving less than half his sentence. Michael Blowers was sentenced to four year...

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Shamed Walsall police officer jailed after stealing cannabis seized by colleagues


Benjamin Hughes, who has now been dismissed from the force, had pleaded guilty to charges of theft by an employee and possessing cannabis July 16, 2016 A DISGRACED West Midlands Police officer from Walsall who stole from a stash of cannabis colleagues had seized from a drug dealer has been jailed.Benjamin Hughes, who has now been dismissed from the...

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Federal prosecutors get 7 requests to verify evidence in Halifax drug cases


The drug vault audit, which began in the summer of 2015, couldn't locate nearly a third of a random sample of seized drug and money exhibits. Jul 15, 2016 Federal prosecutors in Halifax have received requests to verify evidence in seven separate drug cases, after an internal audit by Halifax Regional Police found widespread disarray in its secure d...

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Federal prosecutors get 7 requests to verify evidence in Halifax drug cases

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Halifax police ordered to disclose audits after evidence snafu


Senior officers with the Halifax Regional Police faced a rebuke Thursday afternoon over a lack of communication around a damning audit that found scores of drug and money exhibits couldn't be located in police vaults. Jun 30, 2016 Senior officers with the Halifax Regional Police faced a rebuke Thursday afternoon over a lack of communication ar...

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Police backtrack on statements that no cases have been affected


Police board questions why they were not told of missing evidence June 30, 2016 he Halifax Regional Police are double-checking that no cases were affected by the loss or theft of exhibits from the evidence vaults at police headquarters. Despite Supt. Jim Perrin's assertion last week during a news conference that he "would have heard" if missing evi...

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Internal audit finds drugs, money missing from Halifax police vault


52 per cent of the drug exhibits in the first vault still couldn't be found, 12 per cent in the second vault was missing, and 32 per cent of the money evidence was unaccounted for June 23, 2016 Hamilton Spectator By Michael MacDonald Halifax police admitted Thursday drugs, money and possibly weapons have gone missing from exhibit vaults, and say th...

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B.C. Mountie charged with theft after guns taken from evidence locker


The review found evidence that exhibits which were supposed to be destroyed may have been improperly processed or handled. June 14, 2016 LILLOOET, B.C. - A British Columbia Mountie has been charged with theft after guns and other items were allegedly taken from an evidence locker.  A statement from the RCMP says an internal audit and review of...

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CPS told to buck up ideas over cases

Daily Post (Liverpool, England), Pg. 10 ISSN: 0962-7553Liverpool, EnglandHUNDREDS of defendants escaped justice due to failures of prosecutors and police that cost more than pounds 650,000 last year, inspectors said today. Ca...

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Brighton CIU offices raided, but evidence missing in Stephen Milne sex case

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Herald Sun heraldsun.comBYLINE: Keith MoorLink to ArticleOne VideoBrighton Australia Cop\'s new Milne claims: Another detective says he too was pressured to back off rape investigation into Saints star Stephen Milne. In the s...

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Yellowknife Mountie charged over cash missing from evidence locker

The Edmonton Journal edmontonjournal.com / vancouversun.comYellowknife NT CNEditorialEDMONTON — A Yellowknife RCMP officer has been charged in connection with money missing from an evidence locker and threats made to fellow o...

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