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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Former Vincennes police chief arrested, accused of stealing $35K from evidence vault


According to ISP, the criminal investigation began back in July 2019 after the money went missing. May 25, 2022 A former law enforcement figure in Vincennes, Indiana was arrested on several felony charges Wednesday, according to the Indiana State Police. ISP says former Vincennes Police Chief Dustin Luking, 48, was arrested on several criminal char...

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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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Pulaski officer charged with embezzlement of $17,000; takes plea agreement

Woodruff allegedly embezzled more than $5,000 in currency that belonged to the department. February 4, 2022 PULASKI COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - A former detective with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department has been charged with theft. During January and February of 2021, Jason Woodruff allegedly embezzled more than $5,000 in currency that belonged to t...

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Lost Christmas package in hands of Richland County Sheriff's Office


There is a good possibility the package was intended for one of the prisons — either Richland Correctional Institution (RICI December 30, 2021 If anyone is missing a Christmas package, including a large, white drone, it's in the hands of the Richland County Sheriff's Office. Tuesday, a deputy was dispatched to the 1200 block of Evergreen Avenue Wes...

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Millions of dollars in stolen goods found in Chicago storage units

The stolen merchandise recovered by the Organized Retail Crime Task Force includes tens of thousands of products worth millions of dollars, December 10, 2021 CHICAGO, Ill. (WIFR) -The first major bust made by the Organized Retail Crime Task Force was announced on Friday. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said that the Organized Retail Crime Tas...

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Genealogy sites, DNA lead to arrest in 2006 rape of a Miami University student

Butler County investigators used familial DNA to tie 59-year-old Lloyd Wendell Ailes of Indiana to an off-campus rape December 10, 2021 OXFORD, Ohio (WKRC) - An Indiana man is now in custody, accused of raping a Miami University student back in 2006. Butler County investigators used familial DNA to tie 59-year-old Lloyd Wendell Ailes of Indiana to ...

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Attorney General says State Patrol can withhold policy for handling, storing evidence

The patrol has declined to say how the employee with 14 years of experience allegedly took the drugs from the Troop H evidence storage building in Lincoln November 1, 2021 The Nebraska State Patrol says it is continuing a review of its evidence handling and storage procedures following a security breach that resulted in $1.2 million in drugs being ...

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Evidence stolen from State Patrol facility results in 66 cases dismissed and potential for more

And more are likely coming. Oct 31, 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, it's led to dozens of cases being dismissed in Lincoln. And more are likely coming. Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Bruce Prenda said officials haven't yet finished t...

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Cincinnati police officer under investigation for allegedly shelving rape DNA test results, prosecutor says

The officer "is accused of doing nothing. Enter Article DATE HERE CINCINNATI (WXIX) - The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office is investigating a veteran Cincinnati police officer for allegedly shelving rape DNA test results for years, potentially impacting hundreds of cases, according to Prosecutor Joe Deters. He identified the officer as Chri...

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South Dakota woman convicted in her baby’s 1981 death

A South Dakota woman was convicted of manslaughter Friday in the death of her newborn son whose body was discovered in a ditch 40 years ago. October 10, 2021 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman was convicted of manslaughter Friday in the death of her newborn son whose body was discovered in a ditch 40 years ago. Theresa Bentaas, 60, of Si...

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Reports detail missing items in case involving former Auburn detective

Two long guns and money amounting to $938 were discovered to be missing from the Auburn Police Department evidence room  Enter Article DATE HERE AUBURN — Two long guns and money amounting to $938 were discovered to be missing from the Auburn Police Department evidence room in the case that resulted in the arrest of retired Auburn Police D...

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Illinois coroner pleads not guilty to thefts from the dead

A Winnebago County grand jury indicted Hintz  on the charges, which accuse him of stealing about $14,500 in cash belonging to dead people from the coroner's office's evidence vault. September 22, 2021 ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois coroner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he stole more than $14,000 in cash from ...

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NSP evidence tech, boyfriend arrested on suspicion of distributing fentanyl laced with cocaine

Through random audits, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Narcotics task force said detectives discovered large amounts of drugs missing including "significant quantities of cocaine and fentanyl."  September 24m 2021 LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska State Patrol evidence tech and her boyfriend are under arrest accused of conspiring to distribute cocaine l...

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Former Sheriff's Deputy Under Investigation

Evidence missing from Starke County, special investigatory missing Enter Article DATE HERE STARKE COUNTY, Ind. -- An investigation is underway at the Starke County Sheriff's Office after evidence was reported missing from both active and closed cases. A former deputy is also under investigation, according to multiple sources. The evidence was ...

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Two arrested after a multiagency catalytic converter theft investigation in Sedalia

Investigators seized 107 cutoff catalytic converters that were located at locations in Sedalia and Otterville September 1, 2021 SEDALIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Multiple law enforcement agencies arrested two people Wednesday morning after investigating the theft of catalytic converters in the Sedalia area. The Sedalia police, Pettis County Sheriff's Dept. detec...

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Winnebago County Board asks coroner to resign


The latest indictments allege Hintz stole approximately $14,500 in cash that belonged to deceased individuals out of the coroner's office's evidence vault September 12, 2021 OCKFORD—The Winnebago County Board has called for the resignation of county coroner as he faces charges of theft, fraud and official misconduct. The county board unanimously ap...

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Officer is 'going to be fine' after accidental shooting at LMPD Property Room, chief says

Shields said the officer was cleaning his service revolver when he accidentally discharged the weapon, suffering a gunshot wound to the stomach area. September 8, 2021 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville Metro Police officer was taken to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach Wednesday afternoon in the LMPD Property Room, Chief ...

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Evidence allegedly destroyed by officers at police precinct during George Floyd protest threatens to derail drug case

A Minnesota judge is considering whether to drop charges against an alleged drug dealer after his lawyer claimed Minneapolis law enforcement officers destroyed critical evidence in a panic prompted by a blaze and takeover of another police department during a 2020 protest over the murder of George Floyd. August 26, 2021 A Minnesota judge is co...

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Man, 84, convicted in 1976 ‘cold case’ homicides

DNA doesn't lie. It's a scientific fact. July 27, 2021 MARINETTE, Wis. — A jury Tuesday took only two hours to convict an 84-year-old man of murdering a Green Bay, Wis., couple at a campground in Marinette County more than four decades ago. After a nine-day trial in Marinette County Circuit Court, Raymand Vannieuwenhoven was found guilty on both co...

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Former Altoona police officer pleads guilty to stealing pills from police evidence lockers

On at least two occasions he switched seized pills being held as evidence with over-the-counter medication, writing false documentation for the seizures. Enter Article DATE HERE A former Altoona police officer has pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of pills from police evidence lockers and possession of methamphetamine. Joshua Cope...

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New Illinois law provides sexual assault survivors the ability to track the progress of their rape kit processing

While the tracking system won't tell them the results of their tests, they'll know the date it was started or completed. July 1, 2021 ROCKFORD (WREX) — When a person is sexually assaulted, advocates say it takes an incredibly amount of courage for them to come forward. "It is definitely one of the most frightening times, it's the most vulnerable ti...

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Trooper exposed to fentanyl in traffic stop saved by suspect’s Narcan, reports state

The dose belonged to the suspect who also allegedly owned the illicit drug the trooper had been exposed to. June 24, 2021 KAWKAWLIN, MI — When a Michigan State Police trooper began feeling the effects of a narcotics overdose during a traffic stop, a quick dose of Narcan kept the worst at bay. The dose belonged to the suspect who also allegedly owne...

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Suspect charged in 25 year old cold case murder of Beaumont teacher now jailed in Jefferson County

Investigators say DNA links Foreman to the killing. June 16, 2021 JEFFERSON COUNTY — Clayton B. Foreman, 61, is now in the Jefferson County Jail after he was extradited from Ohio and brought back to face a murder charged in the cold case killing of a Beaumont teacher more than 25 years ago. He was brought back Tuesday. Foreman had been held in Fran...

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Former-st-francois-county-police-chief-sentenced-to-probation-in-case-of-missing-drug-evidence


Washburn admitted to taking the methamphetamine evidence from the locker and ingesting it. June 8, 2021 The former police chief of Iron Mountain Lake was sentenced last week to probation on five charges related to a police pursuit outside of his jurisdiction that led to the discovery of missing drug evidence from his department. John Washburn, 52, ...

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Genetic genealogy leads to arrest in 1972 murder of teen girl

Police identified the suspect through his DNA left at the crime scene, using genetic genealogy June 5, 2021 Nearly a half-century after a teenage girl was viciously stabbed to death in a Chicago suburb, genetic genealogy has led to an arrest. Barry Lee Whelpley, 76, was arrested Wednesday at his home in Minnesota for the 1972 murder of Julie Ann Ha...

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Otter Tail County deputy to plead guilty to being on drugs during deadly chase

Backman reported finding drug-related items during his work as a narcotics officer, but some items were not logged into evidence, May 25, 2021 FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — An Otter Tail County Sheriff's deputy will plead guilty to a misconduct charge that says he was on drugs during a deadly vehicle pursuit last year in Fergus Falls, Minn. Kelly Douglas B...

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Rifle reunion: Jefferson County Sheriff’s office returns rifle stolen more than 40 years ago

"It's really crazy I never thought I'd see the gun again ever. May 31, 2021 ST. LOUIS — More than 4 decades ago, someone stole Clyde Smith's .30-06 hunting rifle. On Thursday, Smith got it back.It was stolen in 1974 from his Jefferson County home. "It's really crazy I never thought I'd see the gun again ever. We had gone on vacation to Table Rock L...

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DNA cold case: Kansas ex-con charged in unsolved 1979 murder of Colorado woman

"Investigators collected several pieces of evidence in 1979, including the killer's DNA from semen found inside Day's body". March 29, 2021 GREELEY, Colo. — A Kansas man with a lengthy rap sheet has been charged with murder in the 41-year-old slaying of a Colorado college worker found sexually assaulted and strangled in her car. James Herman Dye, 6...

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Charges: Narcotics investigator tested positive for fentanyl on the job

Backman did not log some seized drug paraphernalia into evidence February 24, 2021 (FOX 9) - Charges say a narcotics investigator from Fergus Falls, Minnesota was under the influence of fentanyl while driving a squad car. Otter Tail County Sheriff's Deputy Kelly Backman, 43, was charged with one count of fourth-degree DWI and one count of public of...

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Pulaski deputy detective suspended

Suspension happened after an audit of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department evidence room February 25, 2021 Feb. 25—The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department has suspended a deputy, Detective Jason Woodruff, pending a review by the merit board, according to a press release from the department. Woodruff's suspension happened after an audit of the Pu...

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Ex-Hazel Park detective charged with embezzling over $65,000

Enter Headline here February 16, 2021 A former Hazel Park police detective who resigned from the department more than three years ago, is facing embezzlement and other charges after authorities say he siphoned more than $65,000 in asset forfeiture funds from the department. Sean Boucher, 45, of Warren turned himself Wednesday to Michigan State Poli...

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Sheriff makes push to return items to owners

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has started a campaign to encourage people to reclaim lost or stolen items that have been recovered. Enter Article DATE HERE The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has started a campaign to encourage people to reclaim lost or stolen items that have been recovered. Through the initiative, called "Found Prope...

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California Police Department hit with misconduct allegations

California Police Department hit with misconduct allegations. After noticing some concerning habits in the California Police Department's evidence handling process and the integrity of its leadership, a group of officers say they tried to escalate their concerns about the department's operations to their leaders in the agency and the city of Califo...

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Former Harrison County Sheriff Deputy charged with felony of tampering with physical evidence

Lawson is accused of destroying the original evidence log with the purpose to impair or obstruct investigations related to public corruption, felony tampering, and/or felony distribution of a controlled substance. January 14, 2021 A former Harrison County Sheriff Deputy has been charged with two felony counts of tampering with physical evidence in ...

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DNA connects St. Louis man to cold cases in Arizona, more victims possible

Lance David Ray was arrested and charged with crimes from 20 years ago. He's accused of killing a man and kidnapping and sexually assaulting two teens at gunpoint December 29, 2020 ST. LOUIS — A man who most recently lived in St. Louis has been arrested and charged in several cold case crimes – including murder – from 20 years ago in Arizona. And i...

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Omaha Police are working through 1,700 untested rape kits in effort to solve cold cases

OPD received a $1.9 million federal grant two years ago to help solve these cases December 11, 2020 OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Omaha Police Department has sent roughly a third of its untested rape kits to the lab so far. However as 6 News learned Friday, the results of these tests are just the beginning to come in. "The biggest challenge is actually ...

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