Cop Terminated from Mahanoy City Police Department


We do know state police are still investigating at least $10,000 dollars missing from the evidence room of the police department. August 11, 2016 MAHANOY CITY -- A cop in Schuylkill County has been fired in the midst of a scandal involving missing money. Mahanoy City borough council won't go into detail about what led to the termination of Corporal...

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Long Branch man convicted for 1988 rape exonerated by DNA evidence


Dion Harrell was officially exonerated for a 1988 rape he did not commit thanks to DNA evidence. August 3, 2016 News Long Branch man convicted for 1988 rape exonerated by DNA evidence  Dion Harrell was officially exonerated for a 1988 rape he did not commit thanks to DNA evidence. (8/3/16) FREEHOLD - A Long Branch man who served four years in ...

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Arrest Made In 1987 Cold Case Murder Of Roxbury Woman


James Paige, 50, of Manchester, New Hampshire was arrested  and charged with first-degree murder in the 1987 killing of Roxbury resident Dora Jean Brimage. Enter Article DATE HERE BOSTON (CBS) — A New Hampshire man was arrested in the murder of a Roxbury woman nearly 30 years ago, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announc...

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DNA Evidence of Feces, Urine Found Around Albany DEC Building Leads to Arrest


They say they tested for DNA and were able to connect Davidson to the act. They also say Davidson left a National Grid bill in one of the containers. July 22, 2016 Officials have released more information about the man state police say spread urine and feces around the DEC building in May.  According to Troopers, 32-year-old Clifford Davidson ...

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Providence police officer pleads guilty in theft case


Providence Police Officer Michael McCarty pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in connection with his 2014 arrest for taking items and cash from the Public Safety Complex evidence locker.  July 19, 2016 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence Police Officer Michael McCarty pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in connection with his ...

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Our view: APD audit should serve as a lesson for Auburn


An audit of asset seizure funds handled by the Auburn Police Department showed that more than $300,000 hadn't been properly accounted for. July 21, 2016 An audit of asset seizure funds handled by the Auburn Police Department showed that more than $300,000 hadn't been properly accounted for.  That kind of news could come as a shock to city offi...

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D.A.: Drexel cop stole money, knives from student


The confiscated goods were given to Brown to be placed in evidence, and he was supposed to write up a property receipt for the student. Prosecutors allege that Brown did not log the $500 or the knives on the receipt and did not put those items into evidence. Enter Article DATE HE...

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Potato Leads To Arrest Of Connecticut Stripper In Arson Case


A potato stuffed into a vehicle's tailpipe helped lead them to a 19-year-old Connecticut stripper who's now charged with setting fire to a business in a dispute over money. July 13, 2016 PROSPECT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police say a potato stuffed into a vehicle's tailpipe helped lead them to a 19-year-old Connecticut stripper who's now charged wi...

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Deputy accused of stealing drugs pleads not guilty


Gioconodo is accused of taking prescription pain pills from his girlfriend and at least one pill from the medicine cart at the downtown jail. Detectives accuse Giocondo of stealing the narcotic drugs while on and off duty in two separate incidents, one at the Justice Center and the other in the Town of Clay. June 30, 2016 CLAY, N.Y. -- An Onondaga ...

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Investigation expands on Mahanoy City Police Dept. with new allegations


The original investigation into the missing $10,000, which is ongoing, led to the suspension with pay of borough police Cpl. Michael Dissinger on April 27 by the Mahanoy City Borough Council at a special meeting. Atthat same meeting, then police Chief John C. Kaczmarczyk had his unexpected retirement request accepted by the council. Enter Article&n...

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Attorney: Envelopes found in Framingham officer's car sparked evidence room probe.


Authorities launched a criminal investigation into money that went missing from police headquarters after discovering empty police envelopes inside the former evidence room supervisor's vehicle, according to the town's lawyer. Jun. 27, 2016 FRAMINGHAM — Authorities launched a criminal investigation into money that went missing from police headquart...

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Fired FBI agent pleads guilty to theft of heroin collected as evidence


A former FBI agent in the Washington Field Office pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing heroin that had been collected as evidence, and in his first public comments, he apologized and warned against the scourge of drug addiction March 31, 2016 A former FBI agent in the Washington Field Office pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing heroin th...

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Man Found Guilty in 1995 West Village Cold Case Rape, DA Says


A DNA profile was developed in 2002 as part of the city's Rape Kit Backlog Project and uploaded to an FBI database June 13, 2016 MANHATTAN — A man arrested last year after DNA connected him to the 1995 rape of a 25-year-old woman in the West Village was convicted for the cold case crime, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office announced Monday. Jo...

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Fired York County sheriff's deputy now facing theft trial


Troy Senft was fired last month and criminally charged with stealing more than $700 from the evidence room of the sheriff's office June 14, 2016 A longtime York County sheriff's deputy is facing trial after appearing in district court Tuesday and waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. Troy Senft was fired last month and criminally charged with...

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Former Redstone police officer charged with theft, tampering with evidence


Former officer arraigned Norm Howard, a former Redstone Township police officer, leaves Magisterial District Judge Metros' office on Friday morning after being arraigned for tampering with evidence and theft of seized property when he was still a police officer. At the beginning of this year, Howard pleaded guilty to punching a suspect in the face ...

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October trial date set for retired Springfield police officer Kevin Burnham, charged with evidence thefts


Retired Springfield Police Officer Kevin Burnham, right, arrives in court with defense attorney Charles Dolan in Hampden Superior Court on Monday afternoon in Springfield. (Dave Roback / The Republican) June 03, 2016 SPRINGFIELD — Retired city police officer Kevin Burnham was in Hampden Superior Court Thursday for a pretrial hearing in the case cha...

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DNA evidence leads to arrest in 1993 DC murder


Great Job DC! June 02, 2016 WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Twenty-three years after MPD officers discovered the body of Charlene Johnson in a Northwest, D.C. stairwell, a suspect in her brutal murder is finally behind bars. Officers and federal agents from a joint fugitive apprehension task force arrested 48-year old Therion Clyde Bryant in Baltimore on Wed...

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Police Department Implements New Evidence Room Procedures


Department makes changes to "ensure evidence's integrity" 6:29 PM EST Mar 05, 2015  COLCHESTER, Vt. —The $15,000 overhaul of the Colchester Police Department's was successfully implemented with the EvidenceOnQ evidence management system from FileOnQ, Inc., helping to make their evidence chamber one of the best in the state. "I mean there ...

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Where’s the Missing Money in Mahanoy City?

WNEP Newswatch 16, wnep.comBYLINE: Dave Bohman, Newswatch 16 VIDEOMahanoy City, PAMAHANOY CITY -- Newswatch 16 has learned that money is missing from the police department in Mahanoy City, money seized in a drug case.Just day...

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Attorney general handling investigation of former Old Town sergeant

Bangor Daily News, bangordailynews.com BYLINE: Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Bangor, ME Michael Hashey Michael Hashey Courtesy of Michael Hashey OLD TOWN, Maine — A former member of the city’s Police Department who resigned last ...

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Audit reports call for expanded controls on Springfield Police evidence room after alleged theft of nearly $400,000

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The Republican, MassLive LLC, masslive.comBYLINE: Peter Goonan | to Document: City review of Springfield police seized cash proceduresLink to Document: Marcum Advisory Group ReportSpringfield, MA1 / 17 R...

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Former Upper Darby cop allegedly stole thousands of pills, cash from evidence room

thePhillyVoice, phillyvoice.comBYLINE: Jon Tuleya, PhillyVoice Staff Upper Darby, PAOfficer had been department's primary evidence custodian at the timeBrad A. Ross, a former Upper Darby police officer, faces hundreds of char...

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Retired cop stole $400K from evidence room, police say

WCVB 5abc, wcvb.comKevin Burnham was on force for 43 yearsSpringfield, MASPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A retired Massachusetts police officer has been charged with stealing about $400,000 from the Springfield department's evidence roo...

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Ecstasy pills missing from Rikers safe probably won't be found, jail official says, as department probes what happened

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, nydailynews.comBYLINE: Reuven Blau, NEW YORK DAILY NEWSEctsasy pills were discovered missing from a large safe in the back of the Otis Bantum Correctional Facility on Nov. 24. Seth Wenig/APThe missing ecs...

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Springfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evidence room money

The Republican, MassLive, masslive.comBYLINE: Stephanie Barry | , MASPRINGFIELD - City officials have confirmed they have paid out more than $50,000 to criminal defendants or their attorneys to cove...

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Former Ansonia police officer to be tried in New London for evidence tampering, theft

The Day, theday.comBYLINE: Karen Florin, , CTThe case of a former Ansonia police officer charged with stealing and tampering with narcotics evidence has been transferred to the New London Judicial Di...

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Nearly $10,000 Reported Missing From Bridgeport Police Safe

CBSNewYork, newyork.cbslocal.comBYLINE: Associated PressBridgeport, CTBRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An investigation has started to determine what happened to nearly $10,000 reported missing from the Bridgeport Police D...

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DNA FINGERS 'SEX FIEND'

The New York Post, Sports+Late City Final; Pg. 20BYLINE: JAMIE SCHRAM and DAVID K. LI Manhattan, NYA career criminal - already doing time for beating an elderly Parkinson's victim in Harlem - has been linked by DNA to a bruta...

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Police pursue suspects near and far;

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE (Massachusetts), NEWS; Pg. A1BYLINE: Scott J. Croteau, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFFWorcester, MAAlabama body may hold DNA key to 3 cold casesCity detectives were in Alabama yesterday, working to exhume a body f...

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The myth of CSI;

The Boston Globe, EDITORIAL OPINION; Opinion; Pg. 15BYLINE: Douglas StarrBoston, MAIn reality, many forensic science labs are corrupt or incompetentTHE CONTROVERSY about whether the state's chief medical examiner falsified hi...

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More security after lost evidence

The Union Leader (Manchester, NH), Union Leader Corp., Pg. 02BYLINE: DAN O'BRIEN, Union Leader CorrespondentAuburn, NHAUBURN -- The police department is slated to install updated security equipment in its evidence room after ...

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Jury awards $18.5 million to man cleared by DNA

Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., cnn.comBYLINE: Laura Batchelor, CNNLink to ArticleOne VideoNew York, NYNew York (CNN) -- A man who spent nearly 22 years in prison for a crime he did not commit was awarde...

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Jury selection for former Farmington officer accused of theft scheduled for April

Foster's Daily Democrat, fosters.comBYLINE: JAKE O'DONNELL, to ArticleFarmington, NHDOVER — Jury selection for the case against a former Farmington police detective alleged to have stolen over $1,000...

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Jury selection for former Farmington officer accused of theft scheduled for April

Foster's Daily Democrat, fosters.comBYLINE: Jake O'Donnell, , NHDOVER — Jury selection for the case against a former Farmington police detective alleged to have stolen over $1,000 from the stati...

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PG officer indicted for stealing, selling guns

Capital Gazette Communications, Inc., HometownAnnapolis.comBYLINE: JOE AIELLO, Staff Writer, Capital Gazette CommunicationsLink to ArticlePrince George County, MDOne gun used in shooting of fellow officerA Prince George’s Cou...

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Evidence lost in at least 4 Dane County cold cases


Capital Times, CT The Cap Times, host.madison.comBYLINE: STEVEN ELBOW | The Capital Times | County, WIAccess to the evidence room maintained by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office is highly restricted. Thi...

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Adams Porn factor in police pension

The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts), TOP STORY; NewsBYLINE: Conor Berry, Berkshire Eagle StaffAdams, MAADAMS -- A former Adams police officer indicted on multiple child pornography charges could lose his municipal...

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Two Harrisburg police officers accused of stealing guns from evidence room

The Patriot-News, PennLive LLC, pennlive.comBYLINE: MATTHEW KEMENY, The Patriot-NewsLink to ArticleHarrisburg, PAA veteran Harrisburg police officer and a retired city cop are accused of stealing firearms from the department'...

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Officers stole handguns, officials say

Patriot News (Harrisburg, PA), FINAL EDITION, LOCAL/STATE; Pg. A03BYLINE: Of the Patriot-News MATTHEW KEMENYHarrisburg, PAAs a patrol sergeant working his way through the Harrisburg police force in the early 1990s, Chief Pier...

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Ex-detective accused of stealing over $1,000 from evidence room in Farmington

Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, N.H, STATE AND REGIONAL NEWSDistributed by McClatchy-Tribune Business NewsBYLINE: Joey Cresta, Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, N.H.Farmington, NHJune 23--FARMINGTON -- The N.H. Attorney General...

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Former Scranton detective gets up to two years in prison for theft

The Times-Tribune, STATE AND REGIONAL NEWSBYLINE: Erin L. Nissley, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.Scranton, PAJuly 08--A former Scranton detective who admitted stealing more than $8,400 from a police evidence room was senten...

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Cheryl Ruth, retired Bethlehem police officer, accused of stealing $19,000 from department

lehighvalleylive.com, PennLive LLCBYLINE: JD Malone Link to ArticleBethlehem, PARetired Bethlehem police Sgt. Cheryl Ruth is accused of stealing $19,271 while she was in charge of the department's property room, a news releas...

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JC seeks source of cash stash

Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, New York) FRONT; Pg. A1BYLINE: STEVE REILLY, , Staff WriterJohnson City, NYOver $100,000 found in police department cabinetJOHNSON CITY - Call it the $100,000 question.That...

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100,000 Dollars Found in Police Station's Evidence Room

FOX 40 wicz.comLink to ArticleLink to VideoJohnson City, NYFor maybe as long as ten years, more than 100 thousand dollars has been sitting idly in a box in the evidence room at the Johnson City Police Station.An investigation...

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Audit: Middletown Police Improperly Handle Evidence

NORTH COUNTRY GAZETTE, northcountrygazette.orgLink to ArticleMiddletown, NYMIDDLETOWN—The police department’s property and evidence policy needs improvement because it did not require any written procedures for handling and s...

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Drugs burned before trials

Pittsburgh Pose-Gazette, post-gazette.comLink to ArticleBYLINE: Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh, PACommunication gaps between property rooms, police and DA jeopardize casesTwice last week Pittsburgh narcotics ...

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Police Use DNA to Link Suspect to Burglary

KBOC16, wboc.comBYLINE: Kye ParsonsLink to ArticleWorcester County, MDMartino GaleazBERLIN, Md.- Police in Worcester County said Tuesday that they used DNA evidence to connect a suspect to the burglary of a Berlin business.Ma...

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DNA links glove to Bridgeton burglary suspect

NEW JERSEY ON-LINE, nj.comBYLINE: Stephen Smith, to ArticleBridgeton, NJBRIDGETON - Angel L. Alicea, 33, of Laurel Street, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with burglary, theft, and unlawful po...

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2 Washington County police departments will disband

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, post-gazette.comBYLINE: Janice Crompton, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLink to ArticleWashington County, PAThe Washington County district attorney's office plans to seize police evidence rooms and files this...

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Gaithersburg man accused of squirting semen from bottle on women

The Washington Post, washingtonpost.comBYLINE: Dan Morse, Washington Post Staff WriterLink to ArticleGaithersburg, MDEdwards (Courtesy Of Gaithersburg Police Department)A Gaithersburg man accused of squirting semen from a bot...

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