Guilty! Drugs and money prove too tempting again.


Former Scottsbluff Police captain pleads guilty to two felonies March 6th, 2024 SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - A former Scottsbluff Police captain accused of stealing drugs and money from the department's evidence room pleaded guilty to two felony charges Tuesday. Brian Wasson, 52, pled guilty to two felony counts of theft by unlawful taking in excess ...

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Criminal charges are becoming a trend.


Former Dundy County Sheriff facing charges requests case be moved to Lincoln County February 7th, 2024 DUNDY COUNTY, Neb. — The recalled former Dundy County Sheriff charged with stealing a firearm from the sheriff's office has pleaded not guilty as he requests his case be moved out of Dundy County. RECALLED FORMER DUNDY COUNTY SHERIFF CHARGED WITH ...

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New Chief doesn't last 30 days!


New Haven Police Department dissolves after new chief resigns amid his concerns about evidence handling February 7th, 2024 On Jan. 8, Police Chief John Hallquist was sworn in. He resigned on Jan. 31. NEW HAVEN, Mo. — The City of New Haven, Missouri, dissolved its police department after the chief suddenly resigned. New Haven is in Franklin County, ...

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The took how much?


Columbus police officers arrested Thursday tied to case of rogue narcotics detectives February 2nd, 2024 Two Columbus police officers have been arrested in a federal drug investigation where they're accused of stealing cocaine and trying to sell it in a case connected to the previous arrest of two other Columbus officers. A federal grand jury indic...

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Property Management Specialist - Council Bluffs, IA


Salary: $23.96/HR with step increases to $30.58/HR (SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS) Job Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with completion of an Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement or a related fieldA minimum of two (2) years experience working with a law enforcement agency A minimum of two (2) years experience in a res...

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You threw what in the dumpster?


City issues new policy in wake of police scandalDrug evidence was found disposed in city dumpster December 21st, 2023 The City of Fayette and the Fayette Police Department announced Thursday morning sweeping changes to its policy regarding the destruction of evidence. The changes come in the wake of a scandal within the department after old case ev...

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Never stop trying to solve old cases!


Arrest made in 1980 St. Clair County cold case murder.Detectives cite advancements in DNA testing December 18th, 2023 PORT HURON, Mich. – After more than 40 years, a murder case in St. Clair County might finally be closed. The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office said it made an arrest last week in a murder case that has been unsolved since 1980. Dete...

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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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Evidence is not for your personal use!


Former Dundy County Sheriff arrested as part of investigation into firearms missing from sheriff's office December 8th, 2023 DUNDY COUNTY, Neb. — The former Dundy County Sheriff who was recalled from office last month has been arrested on charges related to firearms missing from the sheriff's office. INTERIM SHERIFF TAKES OVER IN DUNDY COUNTY AFTER...

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Just do it right the first time!


Audit of Wichita Police Department finds no missing, mishandled evidence Enter Article September 21st, 2023 A property and evidence audit of the Wichita Police Department found that no evidence handled by the department was missing or inappropriately reviewed or recorded. The process lasted about a year and was overseen by external auditor Kristina...

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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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Victims in 40 states can track their sexual assault kits


Sexual assault survivors can now track their rape kits in most states September 9th, 2023 It can take hours for a sexual assault victim to undergo the multiple swabs, hair samples, blood and urine collections, and other invasive procedures of a sexual assault examination. And then it can take months, sometimes years, for investigators to process th...

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Why does it almost always take a scandal to make changes?


Former Deputy Admits to Evidence Tampering September 6th, 2023 It's 20 years in prison for a former Leake County sheriff's deputy who was arrested last year in an evidence tampering investigation that led to dozens of drug cases being dismissed. Justin Moore admitted his guilt in court yesterday. He had been indicted on 31 counts of evidence tamper...

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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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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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Investigation finds evidence tampering, missing drugs at Canton Police Department


The question remains--how does the Canton Police Department regain the trust from the community?Enter Headline here August 4, 2023 The Canton Police Department was put under investigation in May of 2022 after Canton Mayor Jarrod Phillips reported a number of employees had resigned. The investigation found over the course of seven years there has be...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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