Sudbury OPP sergeant accused of stealing from evidence locker


OPP Sgt. Straun Frederiksen was charged with theft and breach of trust May 1, 2022 A 27-year veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police has been suspended with pay in Sudbury after being accused of stealing from the evidence vault. "An investigation by the Professional Standards Unit, part of the OPP's Office of Professionalism, Respect, Inclusion an...

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Stolen trust. Lost cases: How a Toronto cop stole from his force, fed an addiction and wasn’t charged


Growing number of officers have been caught stealing drugs police have taken off the streets, transforming their forces' evidence lockers into crime scenes. December 6, 2021 On his final day as a Toronto police officer, Det. Paul Worden sat down to an interview unlike any other in his 31-year career. Inside an Etobicoke conference room on a Friday ...

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Toronto cop who stole opioids from force lockers for personal use won't be charged

"The decision to not charge the officer is similar to when we don't charge individuals when we respond to drug overdoses." February 26, 2020 A Toronto detective stole opioids from evidence lockers to feed an addiction to prescription painkillers, the police force said Wednesday, noting the situation could affect some criminal prosecutions. The admi...

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Toronto homicide detective resigns after admitting to stealing opioids from evidence locker. OPP investigating impact on cases

"I wish he could have gotten treatment. I wish the stigma wasn't such that he couldn't have come forward and sought help, February 18, 2021 A Toronto police homicide detective has resigned after admitting he stole opioids from his force's drug evidence lockers, the Star has learned — spurring an external review by the Ontario Provincial Police and ...

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‘I have no expectations of forgiveness’: A Halton cop stole opioids from an evidence vault. He’s urging officers to seek help for addictio

He was charged in May 2017 with offenses including theft and obstruction of justice amid an opioid addiction that started with painkillers prescribed after a series of knee surgeries. February 3, 2021 Brad Murray's letter is addressed to the entire Halton police service — more than 1,000 of his former colleagues and subordinates, among them cops he...

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Windsor police have a new way of handling evidence

In the past, evidence was stored using physical methods. March 10, 2020 WINDSOR -- The Amherstburg Detachment of the Windsor Police Service is piloting a new digital evidence management software. Windsor police say over time they've seen a constant increase of evidence submitted in digital form. This can included cell phone pictures to home securit...

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Disgraced Lindsay police officer Jeff Burke charged with impaired driving

Burke is currently on house arrest after receiving a 12-month conditional sentence in connection with stealing drug evidence, which was removed from the police station's evidence locker January 29, 2020 Kawartha Lakes Police Service officer Jeff Burke is in trouble with the law again. Lindsay police chief Mark Mitchell confirmed that Kawatha Lakes ...

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Crown seeking house arrest for Lindsay officer who stole drug evidence

Burke pleaded guilty in May to stealing drugs from police evidence locker after becoming addicted to opioids. AUGUST 9, 2019 Sentencing submissions wrapped up Friday in the case of a City of Kawartha Lakes police officer, who admitted he stole drugs from the police evidence locker in 2017, but it will still be at least several weeks before a senten...

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The charges related to allegations that drug evidence had been removed from the evidence locker at the police station. June 15, 2019 A Kawartha Lakes Police officer has pleaded guilty to one count of breach of trust and admitted he stole drugs from the police force's evidence room in 2018, which compromised eight ongoing investigations. Detective C...

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Pot-eating ex-Toronto cop sentenced to house arrest


The former Toronto police officer who was called an "idiot" by a judge for stealing and eating marijuana-infused chocolate bars while on duty will spend several months under house arrest. November 26, 2018  The former Toronto police officer who was called an "idiot" by a judge for stealing and eating marijuana-infused chocolate bars while on d...

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'Idiot' Toronto police officer gets six months house arrest for eating evidence: a pot-laced chocolate bar


Dominelli, who served as a police officer for 13 years before resigning from the force this month, was part of a team that raided the pot shop on Jan. 27. He pocketed several cannabis-oil-infused chocolate bars on his way out of the store. November 26, 2018 NEWMARKET, Ont. — A Toronto police officer who stole and ate a pot-laced chocolate bar seize...

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Evidence spared in fire that destroyed Cambridge OPP detachment


Hundreds of pieces of evidence, stored in the evidence vaults of an OPP detachment that was destroyed by fire in September, were spared from damage. October 3, 2018 Hundreds of pieces of evidence, stored in the evidence vaults of an OPP detachment that was destroyed by fire in September, were spared from damage. Open cases and investigations will p...

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Cambridge OPP assessing damage to evidence in vaults after $1M fire (Canada)


Officers are beginning to piece together how much evidence might have been damaged or destroyed in a fire that gutted the Cambridge OPP detachment September 5, 2018 Now that the flames are out, officers are beginning to piece together how much evidence might have been damaged or destroyed in a fire that gutted the Cambridge OPP detachment on Tuesda...

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Halton Police Officer Sentenced in Drug Case

Pleaded guilty to breach of trust after stealing opiods -OxyContin pills- for his own drug addiction due to chronic pain. June 7, 2018 Staff Sgt. Brad Murray, who's been with Halton for 16 years, appeared in Milton court on June 7. He won't be seeing any jail time. Murray pleaded guilty to breach of trust after stealing opiods -OxyContin pills- for...

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2 Toronto cops accused of eating marijuana edibles charged with destroying evidence

The charges come from an incident at the end of January, when the pair were on duty conducting surveillance in and area when they allegedly ingested the edibles and started to hallucinate, according to CTV News. May 25, 2018 Two police officers in Canada's largest city who allegedly ate marijuana edibles while on-duty then called for backup after h...

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City of Kawartha Lakes Police officer facing more fraud charges in theft of seized narcotics


City of Kawartha Lakes Police officer facing more fraud charges in theft of seized narcotics May 4, 2018 A City of Kawartha Lakes Police officer was arrested last month after a criminal investigation into thefts of seized narcotics is now facing additional charges. Det. Const. Jeff Burke has now been charged with two more counts of fraud under $5,0...

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Halton police veteran pleads guilty to stealing OxyContin pills from evidence locker

Police veteran who became addicted to pain killers following a series of surgeries has pleaded guilty to stealing OxyContin pills from a police evidence locker. April 23, 2018 A 17-year Halton Regional police veteran who became addicted to pain killers following a series of surgeries has pleaded guilty to stealing OxyContin pills from a police evid...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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