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Ronald Jones pleads not guilty in death of 78-year-old Milwaukee woman

The Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case Unit used DNA evidence to link the crime to Jones.​ Enter Article DATE HERE MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County judge bound over Ronald Jones for trial on Monday, July 15 — after testimony was heard during a preliminary hearing. Jones then pleaded not guilty to the single charge against him. Jones, 55, is c...
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Arrest in 43-year-old murder case stuns Wisconsin town

Parabon's experts completed Vannieuwenhoven's family tree in late December. They'd found his parents, who had lived in the Green Bay area.  June 2, 2019 LAKEWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Word of the arrest — via a friend's text message — hit Wayne Sankey like a thunderbolt. "I said, 'You gotta be kidding me,'" Sankey recalled. "And then I told the wife an...
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Twin Lakes Police captain under criminal investigation

Capt. is suspected of taking prescription medications that were turned in to the police department through a drug take-back program. February 19, 2019 The second-in-command at the Twin Lakes Police Department is under criminal investigation for illegally removing prescription medications from the department. Capt. Dennis Linn is suspected of taking...
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JUL
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Deputy investigated over dead man's missing money


A Racine County Sheriff's Office lieutenant is under investigation, accused of stealing money from a dead man in 2017 Enter Article DATE HERE RACINE, WI (MetroSouce-WSAU) -- A Racine County Sheriff's Office lieutenant is under investigation, accused of stealing money from a dead man in 2017. The District Attorney is investigating about whether...
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JUN
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A killer left DNA evidence behind. But Milwaukee police destroyed it.


Joe Latta, executive director of the International Association for Property and Evidence. "The older it gets, the more difficult it gets to run it down, Enter Article DATE HERE "I want to know who killed my sister, and why did they just leave it go like she was nothing?" Bishop asked during an interview with the Journal Sentinel. "Who is accou...
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FEB
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Murder charges filed in 30-year-old cold case after Wonder Lake woman's body exhumed (DNA)

In more recent years, investigators were able to rely on DNA evidence to cast a new light on circumstances surrounding Lori Bringe's death. Enter Article DATE HERE WONDER LAKE – First-degree murder charges were filed Monday in a 30-year-old cold case that led investigators to exhume the body of a Wonder Lake woman. Arizona police arrested Mark...
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Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Tests Lead to 20 DNA Hits

The state Department of Justice's efforts to analyze thousands of untested sexual assault kits generated nearly two dozen DNA hits during the last half of 2017. February 9, 2018 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel's efforts to analyze thousands of untested sexual assault kits generated a score of DNA hits during the last h...
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Madison police change protocol to deal with fentanyl

Officers are now required to wear protective gloves, eye protection and masks when handling suspected drugs. Enter Article DATE HERE MADISON, Wis. - The Madison Police Department has changed the protocol used for dealing with suspected drugs being processed into evidence. The change is being made to improve officer safety and prevent exposure ...
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JUL
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Menasha officer's close call highlights dangers of fentanyl exposure


It was believed to be the first incident in Wisconsin involving a police officer who was exposed to fentanyl and became ill, said Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. July 22, 2017 A Menasha police officer was heading to Oshkosh in his squad car last Sunday when he started feeling lethargic and groggy. He felt a tingling sensation in his hands ...
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JUL
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To cut risk of exposure to fentanyl, police can now test substances at state Crime Lab

he state Crime Lab will open its doors to police officers in need of safe facilities to test unidentified powders due to the rising risk of fentanyl exposure. July 20, 2017 The state Crime Lab will open its doors to police officers in need of safe facilities to test unidentified powders due to the rising risk of fentanyl exposure. Nationally, sever...
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JUL
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Beloit police's evidence technician set to retire

BELOIT - CPES Beloit Police Evidence Technician Karen Thorson will be saying goodbye to the guns and drugs she tended to for 32 years. July 14, 2017 BELOIT - Beloit Police Evidence Technician Karen Thorson will be saying goodbye to the guns and drugs she tended to for 32 years. Her last day will be July 28, followed by her official retirement date ...
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MAY
18

Wisconsin DOJ: 63 of 6,000 Sexual Assault Kits Tested So Far

May 15, 2017 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Only about 60 of 6,000 untested sexual assault evidence kits sitting on Wisconsin shelves have been analyzed so far, state Department of Justice officials said Monday. Attorney General Brad Schimel has said the kits are sitting for a variety of reasons, including that prosecutors decided some cases were too weak to...
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MAR
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VA police officer sentenced for taking medications


Walters, 37, of Madison, was sentenced to two years of probation. He pleaded guilty on Jan. 5. Enter Article DATE HERE MADISON, Wis. - A former lieutenant with the state Department of Veterans Affairs Police Department was sentenced Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance. David Walters, 37, of Madison, was sentenced to two years of p...
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JAN
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Attorney general announces first-of-its-kind campaign to reduce sexual assault kit backlog


Wisconsin received the two largest grants in the country to locate and address untested kits in hospitals and law enforcement agencies across the state, Schimel said. The DOJ announced the receipt of $4 million in grants in September 2015 to inventory the untested kits. January 31, 2017 In an attempt to curb the backlog of an estimated 6,000 u...
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OCT
08

Milwaukee Man Released After Serving 24 Years For Wrongful Conviction


Daryl Holloway Was Wrongfully Convicted Of Sexual Assault and Armed Burglary in 1993 Enter Article DATE HERE Daryl Holloway was released from Green Bay Correctional Institution Wednesday morning after serving 24 years for crimes he did not commit.  Holloway was convicted of sexual assault and armed burglary in 1993. He was sentenced to 12...
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JUL
16

Drug charges against officer upheld


Alt was charged with misconduct in office, as well as multiple drug offenses, after authorities said a hidden camera caught him stealing medication from the Sauk Prairie Police Department's evidence room. Enter Article DATE HERE Despite a defense attorney's claim that prosecutors haven't made their case, a judge ruled Wednesday that charges ag...
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JUL
08

Steven Avery's lawyer promises evidence 'tsunami'


Kathleen Zellner says she's 'doing more than tweeting' in her quest to free Steven Avery July 8, 2016 "Making a Murderer" fans had better get their boots on. Steven Avery's defense attorney promises an enormous wave of evidence on behalf of her celebrity client, convicted Manitowoc County killer Steven Avery. "If you think we are just tweeting...th...
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JUN
24

DARE officer sentenced for embezzling thousands


BROWN COUNTY, WI (KTRK) -- A former Brown County deputy who stole thousands from the DARE program has been sentenced to two years in prison and seven years on extended supervision. June 18, 2016 BROWN COUNTY, WI (KTRK) -- A former Brown County deputy who stole thousands from the DARE program has been sentenced to two years in prison and seven years...
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JUN
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Offenders getting snared by DNA databank hits


The man escaped, but he left behind some critical evidence during the struggle that has now come back to haunt him. June 20, 2016 APPLETON – When a 26-year-old woman was attacked by a stranger on the College Avenue bridge in November 2010, she fought valiantly, scratching him and gouging at his eyes. The man escaped, but he left behind some critica...
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JUN
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Missing evidence highlighted by defense in Beck murder trial


The shirt went missing during the course of the investigation that spanned more than two decades, testimony at Brantner's trial revealed Wednesday. Enter Article DATE HERE June 16, 2016 Fond du Lac- A red shirt with the back cut out has emerged as a key piece of evidence in the trial of Dennis Brantner, the 62-year-old man accused of killing 1...
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FEB
08

Former Capitol Police officer accused of stealing painting from governor's mansion

Frankly Media and WKOW Television, WKOW 27, wkow.comMaple Bluff, WIMADISON (WKOW) -- Court documents detail evidence Capitol Police have gathered to charge a former member of their department with the theft of a painting from the Wisconsin Executive Residence.The criminal co...
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JAN
27

Sauk Prairie Police add extra safety feature to prescription drug box after officer arrested for taking meds

27abcWKOW, wkow.com BYLINE: Gordon Severson Sauk Prairie, WI SAUK CITY (WKOW) -- The Sauk Prairie Police Department is taking extra precautions to prevent people from stealing prescription medication from their medication drop box. This comes after a former officer, Matt Alt...
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JAN
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DIGGING DEEPER: Beloit Police Department investigation turns up missing evidence, lack of training

27abcWKOW, wkow.com BYLINE: Kristen Barbaresi VIDEO Beloit, WI BELOIT (WKOW)-- The Beloit Police Department is undergoing an overhaul of policies and practices after an investigation turned up serious problems. The city paid $130,000 for an independent investigation into the...
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JUN
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Investigation reveals Oregon Lt. stole drugs from evidence room, MedDrop

NBC15, nbc15.com BYLINE: Lindsey Branwall - Village of Oregon, WI Five months after an Oregon Police Lieutenant died, the department is releasing details on an investigation involving the late Karey Clark. Following his death, inconsistencies were noticed...
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MAY
20

An admitted “pill junkie,” former detective Robin Schumacher out on bond after new charges filed

WITI • A Tribune Broadcasting Station, Fox 6 Now, fox6now.comBYLINE: Katie DeLongLink to ArticleWauwatosa, WIRobin SchumacherWALWORTH COUNTY (WITI) — Robin Schumacher, a former Wauwatosa detective convicted of stealing pills from the evidence vault at the Wauwatosa Police De...
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Former game warden charged with keeping seized items wants theft charges dropped

Madison.com, host.madison.comBYLINE: Tim DamosReedsburg, WIHorzewskiA former game warden is contesting charges that he used his position to seize items he then kept for himself.The attorney for 45-year-old David G. Horzewski of Reedsburg has filed motions to dismiss the case...
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JUN
05

Another investigation involving Butler PD! Whitefish Bay looking into internal complaint

FOX6 TV, fox6now.comBYLINE: Katie DeLongButler, WIBUTLER (WITI) — More trouble for the Butler Police Department! The Police Chief in Whitefish Bay has confirmed he has been asked to look into an internal complaint regarding the Butler Police Department.Sources close to the i...
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JAN
28

Audit shows 63 drug packets may have been tampered with

WEAU 13 NEWS, weau.comLa Crosse, WIA newspaper's open records request led to the release of the report.LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- We're getting a better picture of the scope of the evidence that may have been tampered with in the case against a former police lieutenant.A repo...
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OCT
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DA: 'Dozens of items are being looked at' after audit

WKBT News8000, news8000.comLa Crosse, WILa Crosse Police Dept. audit ongoing due to actions of Brian ThomsonLA CROSSE, WI - La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke says dozens of items are being looked at and some may impact criminal cases after an audit of the La Cro...
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SEP
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DA: La Crosse police find 'manipulated' items in evidence room

WKBT News8000, news8000.comBYLINE: Martha Boehm, Crosse, WIPolice dept. underwent an auditLA CROSSE, WI - La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke says La Crosse police have identified a number of items that "appear to have been manipulated in some wa...
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JUL
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UPDATE: Tosa Detective Suspected of Stealing Drugs From Evidence Room

Wauwatosa Patch, wauwatosa.patch.comBYLINE: Mark Maley (Editor)Wauwatosa, WIPolice chief confirms investigative officer is under arrest and in jail with charges pending after WISN 12 News reports she is suspected of stealing drugs from an evidence area.Wauwatosa Police Detec...
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Evidence building in police storage


The Post-Crescent, postcrescent.comBYLINE: Jessie Van Berkel, Post-Crescent staff writerLink to ArticleAppleton, WIOfficer Carrie Peters collects and logs evidence in the evidence staging room Aug. 2 at the Appleton Police Department. / Dan Powers/The Post-CrescentIn a freez...
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JAN
07

Former jailer found guilty of taking drug evidence

The Associated Press State & Local Wire, STATE AND REGIONALMarquette County, WIA former Marquette County deputy sheriff has been found guilty of stealing drugs from a locked evidence room.Daniel Card faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $25,000 fine when he...
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NOV
25

Report: Evidence gone or destroyed in 4 cold cases

The Capital Times, http://www.madison.com/tct, The Associated Press State & Local WireMadison, WIA newspaper report says at least four of 10 older, unsolved murder cases being investigated by the Dane County Sheriff's Office, the Madison Police Department and the University ...
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NOV
25

LOST IN THE SHUFFLE;

The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), SECTION: THE CAP TIMES; Pg. 18BYLINE: By STEVEN ELBOW » The Capital Times » County, WIPOLICE HAVE THROWN OUT OR LOST EVIDENCE IN AT LEAST FOUR DANE COUNTY COLD CASES.Every Christmas season Genevieve Justl brighte...
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JUL
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Behind closed doors:

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The La Crosse Tribune, lacrossetribune.comBYLINE: ANNE JUNGEN Link to ArticleLa Crosse, WIShelves filled with evidence in the evidence room at the La Crosse Police Dept. Erik DailyHighly secure police property rooms hold evidenceProof of guilt can...
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JUL
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Options weighed as Green Bay Police Department's ability to store items stretched

THE PRESS-GAZETTE, greenbaypressgazette.comBYLINE: DOUG SCHNEIDER • Bay, WIShelves are crammed full of evidence inside evidence storage room B on Thursday at the Green Bay Police Department. The room was originally the roll-call room. (...
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MAY
18

Adams County Sheriff: Guns missing from the department

NEWSLINE 9, waow.comLink to ArticleAdams County, WIADAMS COUNTY (WAOW)--Sheriff Darrell Renner confirms that guns are missing from the Adams County Sheriff's Department.Renner declined to elaborate on how many guns were taken or any potential suspects. Although he did say th...
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MAY
15

Evidence room holds key to illegal activity

St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota), SECTION: WISCONSINBYLINE: PEDRO OLIVEIRA JR. The Janesville GazetteWalworth County, WIELKHORN, Wis. Detective David Fladten is Walworth County's evidence guardian.His well-protected and carefully cataloged collection includes answering mac...
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New London man gets new trial

www.nbc26.comWausau, WIWAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - A 32-year-old New London man sentenced to four years in prison for running over a pedestrian while driving drunk is getting a new trial.The 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday the jury that convicted Michael Nollenberg had a...
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State missing up to 12,000 DNA samples from felons

www.wfrv.comBYLINE: Angenette Levy - Bay, WIGREEN BAY (WFRV) - As many as 12,000 DNA samples from convicted felons were never submitted to Wisconsin's State Crime Lab for analysis and entry into the state's DNA databank, Wisconsin Attorney Genera...
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Plover gets medication drop box

The Stevens Point Journal (Wisconsin)BYLINE: Cara Spoto, Journal staffPortage County, WIPortage County residents now have another place to properly dispose of old and unused medication.The village of Plover Police Department installed its first pharmaceutical drop box Aug. 2...
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JUL
03

Charge filed in unsolved 2003 burglary based on DNA profile

The Sheboygan (Wisconsin)BYLINE: Eric Litke, Sheboygan Press staffSheboygan, WIProsecutors have used a DNA profile to file charges in an unsolved burglary from six years ago, side-stepping the statute of limitations in the first case of its kind in Sheboygan County.Authoriti...
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JAN
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Hartland officer resigns under fire - Reprimands dogged veteran of 18 years

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)BYLINE: JACQUI SEIBEL, Staff, Milwaukee Journal SentinelVillage of Hartland, WIHartland - A village police officer resigned in lieu of being fired for spending time at his children's school while on duty and then charging the department ...
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