Former Penn Hills lieutenant sentenced for stealing narcotic

Pittsburgh Tribune ReviewBYLINE: Bobby KerlikPenn Hills, PAA retired Penn Hills police lieutenant was sentenced to five years of probation this morning for stealing thousands of dollars worth of heroin and cocaine from the de...

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Ex-Penn Hills police official gets probation in drug thefts

Pittsburgh Tribune ReviewBYLINE: Bobby KerlikPenn Hills, PAA retired Penn Hills police lieutenant will spend the next five years on probation for stealing thousands of dollars worth of heroin and cocaine from the department's...

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Ex-Erie cop gets 9-22 months for stealing drugs

The Associated Press State and Local WireErie, PAA former Erie police officer has been sentenced to nine to 22 months in prison and house arrest for stealing cocaine from the department's evidence room.Erie County Judge John ...

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Police put evidence custodians in position of trust

York Daily Record (Pennsylvania), McClatchy-Tribune Business NewsBYLINE: Ted Czech, York Daily Record, Pa.West Manchester Township / York City, PAMay 31----Related story: Attorney General's office to take case against former ...

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PA attorney general takes case against former detective

The York Dispatch (Pennsylvania)BYLINE: ELIZABETH EVANS The York DispatchWest Manchester TownshipA fired West Manchester Township Police detective facing hundreds of charges for allegedly stealing, snorting and smoking drugs ...

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Found guilty, former York police officer plans to appeal ARD denial

The York Dispatch (Pennsylvania)BYLINE: ELIZABETH EVANS -- The York DispatchA former York City police sergeant is guilty of stealing money from his department's evidence room, a judge determined Wednesday at the close of a 15...

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Former Clallam sheriff's staffer charged in 2006 theft

Peninsula Daily NewsBYLINE: Rob OllikainenClallam County, PAPORT ANGELES -- A former Clallam County Sheriff's Department evidence technician accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the evidence room in 2006 faces first-...

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DA drops drug-dealing charges due to missing evidence

The York Dispatch (Pennsylvania)BYLINE: ELIZABETH EVANS The York DispatchWest Manchester Township, PADistrict Attorney Stan Rebert said felony drug-dealing charges against two men have been dismissed because the cocaine evide...

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Fired cop waives hearing on evidence-stealing charges

The York Dispatch (Pennsylvania)BYLINE: ELIZABETH EVANS - The York DispatchWest Manchester Township, PAA fired West Manchester Township Police detective facing hundreds of charges for allegedly stealing drugs from his departm...

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Former detective pleads guilty to stealing drugs from evidence room

York Daily Record (Pennsylvania), BYLINE: Rick Lee, York Daily Record, Pa.West Manchester Township, PANov. 18--The former West Manchester Township Police detective who stole drugs from his department's evidence locker pleaded...

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Pa. police officer accused of stealing $8K in cash

The Associated Press State & Local WireScranton, PAA police officer in northeastern Pennsylvania is accused of stealing thousands of dollars in cash from an evidence room.State troopers arrested Scranton police Detective Leon...

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Council votes nearly $4 million for lawsuit settlements

Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Tribune Review Publishing CompanyBYLINE: Adam BrandolphPittsburgh, PAPittsburgh City Council yesterday approved spending nearly $4 million to settle civil lawsuits at its last meeting of the year. T...

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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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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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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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Fired W. Manchester officer gets 9 to 18 months in prison

The York Dispatch (Pennsylvania)BYLINE: ELIZABETH EVANS -- The York DispatchManchester Township, PAAfter sentencing fired West Manchester Township Police Detective Steven Edward Crider to nine to 18 months in prison for steal...

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DNA cited in arrest in 2001 Philly-area murder

ldnews.com, The Associated Press Link to ArticleYeadom, PAYEADON, Pa.—Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a suspect in a murder more than eight years ago.Police in Delaware County sa...

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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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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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Ex-police sergeant facing theft trial

Eastern Express Times (Pennsylvania), NEWS; Pg. B5BYLINE: JD MALONE The Express-TimesBethlehem, PASHE STOLE $19,000 from evidence room, Bethlehem cops say.A former Bethlehem police sergeant accused of stealing thousands of do...

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Lawyer: Missing exhibits solidify Latrobe man's innocence

Tribune-Review (Greensburg, PA)BYLINE: Liz ZembaFayette County, PAThe attorney for a Latrobe man convicted 24 years ago of a double homicide contends that alleged "missing" trial exhibits are further evidence his client was w...

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Many culprits in police scandal

Eastern Express Times (Pennsylvania), EDITORIAL; Pg. A4Bethlehem, PAYou almost wish there were a better back story to the theft case and sudden retirement of Bethlehem police Sgt. Cheryl Ruth, but the allegations surfacing th...

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Police evidence: Comprehensive inventory control is key to cracking cases

Trib Total Media, Inc, yourplum.comBYLINE: Karen Zapf, Staff WriterLink to ArticlePlum, PAPlum police learned just how important it is to properly handle evidence. A resident came to the police station in March 2002 to retrie...

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Former Scranton detective pleads guilty for stealing drug money from evidence room

The Scranton Times Tribune, thetimes-tribune.comBYLINE: Joe McDonald, Staff WriterLink to ArticleScranton, PAA former Scranton detective accused of stealing drug money from an evidence room seven years ago pleaded guilty to t...

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DA says W. Pa. police had missing money, evidence

The Associated Press, Lebanon Daily NewsLink to ArticleLebanon, PAA prosecutor says officers at a western Pennsylvania police department should be made to take lie detector and drug tests after money and evidence was found mi...

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Police Upgrade Evidence System

www.wnep.com The News StationBYLINE: Jim HamillLink to ArticleOne VideoWilliamsport, PAPolice in have a new way of handling evidence thanks to a new system that was recently installed.Williamsport Police investigate hundreds,...

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Defense attorney: Ex - Pa. judge cooperating with investigators in cocaine evidence theft case

The Republic, therepublic.comBYLINE: JOE MANDAK Associated PressWashington, PAFormer Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky heads into Washington County Court in Washington, Pa. on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Online court records ...

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Pennsylvania lacks uniform rules for control of evidence

Trib Total Media, Inc., triblive.comBYLINE: Bobby Kerlik, County, PAPennsylvania's judiciary lacks uniform rules on how judges deal with evidence in criminal cases — a problem, legal experts said...

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Former Montco cop jailed for using informants to buy drugs

The Mercury, pottsmerc.comBYLINE: Carl Hessler Jr., to ArticleHatboro, PANORRISTOWN – A former Hatboro detective is headed to jail, finding himself on the other end of the law for stealing cash and ...

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Ex-Hatboro officer pleads guilty to stealing evidence

Philly.com, philly.comBYLINE: Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERLink to ArticleHatboro, PAA former detective sergeant in the Hatboro Police Department on Tuesday pleaded guilty to stealing firearms, cash, and narcotics fro...

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Eye-opening visit to city’s Gun Room reveals scope of problem


BYLINE: SANDRA SHEA, DAILY NEWS EDITORIAL PAGE EDITORLink to ArticlePhiladelphia, PASo many guns get confiscated that City Hall's evidence room can't hold them all; three other locations also store guns. em>(David Miailetti/D...

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Berwick officer charged in drug evidence thefts

The Citizens' Voice, citizensvoice.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleBerwick, PAA former Berwick police officer regularly raided the department's evidence room to feed a heroin addiction, swiping hypodermic needles and hundreds of pa...

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Ex Hatboro cop surrenders on charges of abusing his position to get drugs


Calkins Media, Inc., phillyburbs.comBYLINE: Matt Coughlin Staff Writer, to ArticleHatboro, PABecker prelim: Former Hatboro policeman, John Becker, 42,(center) is led out of District Court in Hatb...

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Officer's alleged theft spree fleshed out

Trib Total Media, Inc., Trib Live | News, triblive.comBYLINE: Paul Peirce, Tribune-ReviewLink to ArticleBraddock, PAA Braddock police officer used a credit card he lifted from a suspected john during a prostitution sting to t...

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West Mifflin ex-police chief to be sentenced for federal crimes

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, post-gazette.comBYLINE: Jan Ackerman / Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLink to ArticleMifflin, PAWest Mifflin's former police chief is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court for drug convictions and obstru...

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Suspended western Pa. officer facing more charges

The Associated Press, Lebanon Daily News, ldnews.comLink to ArticleBraddock, PALIGONIER, Pa.—A suspended Pittsburgh-area police officer already awaiting trial on charges of stealing crack cocaine from a police evidence room n...

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Suspended Pa. police officer ordered to trial on burglary, insurance fraud, other charges

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, The Republic, therepublic.comLink to ArticleBraddock Borough, PALIGONIER, Pa. — A suspended Pittsburgh-area police officer has been ordered to stand trial on charges including burglary and stealing crack...

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Cigarette butt leads to conviction of Limerick burglar

The Mercury, a Journal Register Property, pottsmerc.comBYLINE: Carl Hessler Jr., to ArticleMontgomery County, PANORRISTOWN – A cigarette butt left behind by a Limerick burglar was the smoking ...

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Cheers Bar owner challenges U.D. top cop to polygraph test

DAILY TIMES, delcotimes.comBYLINE: LINDA REILLY, Times CorrespondentLink to ArticleOne VideoUpper Darby, PACheers Bar owner Robert Herdelin speaks outside of the Upper Darby Police Department on Monday.UPPER DARBY — The owner...

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Where's that gun?

Philadelphia Media Network, Inc., philly.comBYLINE: DAVID GAMBACORTA, 215-854-5994Link to ArticleFUBAR files hold notes on missing stuffPhiladelphia, PAThis label in the Police Department's Firearms Ide...

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Crime lab struggles to keep up with demand

Beaver County Times, Timesonline.com, BYLINE: Kristen DoerschnerLink to ArticleAliquippa, PAThe evidence room at the Aliquippa police station is full from floor to ceiling with items from crime scenes. Aliquippa police chief ...

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Federal drug case in trouble after evidence is burned

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, post-gazette.comBYLINE: Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLink to ArticlePittsburgh, PAA federal public defender will ask a judge to dismiss a major drug case against a Beechview woman after eviden...

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Destroyed evidence might not halt drug trial

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, post-gazette.comBy Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLink to ArticleAllegheny County, PAThe hard evidence against Tiona L. Jones went up in smoke, but the prosecution's case that she was a major heroi...

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Former Bethlehem cop denied ARD in theft

The Morning Call,mcall.comBYLINE: Riley Yates, THE MORNING CALLLink to ArticleBethlehem, PAFormer Bethlehem Police Officer Cheryl Ruth, shown at the department headquarters in December, 2004. (Harry Fisher / Morning Call file...

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DA: Jodi Royer, Reading police officer, charged in theft of money evidence in criminal cases

WFMZ-TV, WFMZ69News, wfmz.comBYLINE: Ryan Hughes, Reporter, , PA24-year veteran of force assigned to RPD's evidence/property unit Reading police officer charged in theft of money evidence WFMZ69News Vid...

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Tybee Island police laud larger evidence room


Savannah Morning News, savannahnow.comBYLINE: Dash ColemanTybee Island, GASgt. Charlie Powers shows the different bongs the Tybee Island police confiscated inside the property room. The new police station includes a larger pr...

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More charges for Coatesville cop accused theft

WPVI-TV/DT, 6 ABC Action News, abclocal.go.comCoatesville, PAGerald Pawling COATESVILLE, Pa. - January 8, 2014 (WPVI) -- Gerald Pawling, a former detective for the Coatesville Police Department who was previously charged with...

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More charges brought against ex-Coatesville detective

Daily Local News, dailylocal.comBYLINE: MICHAEL N. PRICE, , PAIn this file photo, Coatesville Detective Gerald Pawling investigates a shooting in the Ash Park Apartments parking lot in Coatesvi...

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Two ex officers indicted as part of probe into Fayette County Drug Task Force

Herald-Standard, heraldstandard.comBYLINE: Jennifer Harr Fayette County, PAFormer Connellsville police officer Ryan Reese leaves Central Court in Uniontown Wednesday morning following his arraignment on felony charges of invo...

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