How Lake Havasu Police have tightened security after evidence room thefts


Ex-Lake Havasu City cop accused of stealing drugs, cash from evidence room May 29, 2016 Buried inside the Lake Havasu City Police Department evidence room are tens of thousands of crime remnants, and only a handful of people have access to them. There are guns from homicides, drugs confiscated during raids, money acquired from investigations and an...

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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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Riverside police arrest prolific burglar, recover stolen property in San Diego With DNA


Suspect broke into home of sleeping family June 2, 2016 6:53 a.m. CDT RIVERSIDE – Following a multistate investigation, Riverside police charged a Chicago man with 22 priors for the May 10 burglary of a home in the 100 block of North Cowley Road, according to a Riverside Police Department news release.  James M. Ussery, 23, of the 3400 block o...

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DNA leads to arrest of suspect in Phoenix woman’s bludgeoning 34 years ago


June 1st 2016, 9:45 am PDT PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - A man accused of stabbing and killing an elderly woman in 1982 has been arrested after DNA samples and fingerprints connected him to the crime, police said. Larry Robinson, 56, was taken into custody on Tuesday. During an interview with Phoenix police detectives, Robinson couldn't explain why his DNA...

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Ex-cop's sister, sister's boyfriend, accused of dealing drugs


Pair involved in long-running conspiracy, investigators say June 3, 2016 3:01 p.m. CDT MORRISON – The sister of a former Rock Falls detective charged with theft is among five people accused of dealing cocaine and marijuana in the Sauk Valley for more than 2 years. On May 17, members of a local drug task force seized drugs, three cars, and $17,248 i...

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Missing money and drugs:

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The Times-Picayune, NOLA.com BYLINE: Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com 2 VIDEOS Grand Isle, LAGrand Isle Police Dept. accused of sloppy evidence protocols JPSO Sheriff Newell Normand Discusses Grand Isle Police Dept. Probe Jefferson ...

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Simpsonville officer indicted in $30,000 evidence-locker theft

Lexington Herald-Leader, kentucky.comBYLINE: Michael McKay, , KYTerry PutnamA Shelby County grand jury has indicted a Simpsonville police officer accused of breaking into the department’s e...

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Alabama police officer accused of stealing drugs from evidence

Times-Daily, Alabama Media Group, al.com/news/huntsville BYLINE: Crystal Bonvillian | Cherokee, AL Nikki Inman(Colbert County jail) A part-time Cherokee police officer was arrested Sunday, accused of taking...

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Simpsonville police officer arrested for burglary

An investigation is underway into a breakin at the Simpsonville Police Department in which $30,000 was stolen in addition to guns and drugs.

The Sentinel-News, sentinelnews.comBYLINE: Lisa KingPutnam, KYPutnam charged with break-in at Simpsonville P.D.Terry PutnamTwo months after the Simpsonville Police Department was burglarized, and robbed of thousands of dollar...

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Lackawanna murder “cold case” from 1979 goes to trial

WIVB / WNLO-TV, WIVB News 4, wivb.comBYLINE: By Al Vaughters, News 4 ReporterErie County, NYLackawanna murder “cold case” from 1979 goes to trial. Buffalo man gharged with stabbing estranged wife more than 100 yimes.BUFFALO, ...

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Car thief called FAGG caught after cops find his DNA on a CIGARETTE BUTT left in stolen vehicle

Daily Mirror, Mirror News, MIRROR ONLINE, mirror.co.ukBYLINE: Anthony BondGravesend, KentDuncan Fagg stole a white Nissan Micra from a car park - but was convicted after his DNA was found on a roll-up cigaretteBizarre: A car ...

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Evidence handling focus of Asheville rape trial


The Citizen Times, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Clarke MorrisonAsheville, NCAndrew Davis listens while seated beside public defender, LeAnn Melton, during his trial in Buncombe County Superior Court Wednesday. Davis is charged wi...

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3 teens arrested in death of Wyoming teen

The Billings Gazette, billingsgazette.comBYLINE: Associated PressLink to ArticleRock Springs, WYROCK SPRINGS — Three teens were arrested Friday in connection with the death of a 17-year-old boy whose body was found buried nor...

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Bakersfield biz owner arrested on suspicion of '79 murder

BYLINE: KBAK - KBFX - Eyewitness News - BakersfieldNow.comLink to ArticleVentura County, CAJohn Clark Russell is seen in a Ventura County Sheriff's booking photo. Russell was arrested Thursday, July 26, 2012, on allegations h...

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Lip balm DNA test linked to NH burglary suspects

Boston.comLink to ArticleFarmington, NHPolice in Farmington, N.H., say DNA testing on a burglary victim’s lip balm has led to arrest warrants issued for two suspects in the break-in.A search warrant conducted at one suspect’s...

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15 years after rape, 'lost' case comes to trial

The Detroit News, detroitnews.comBYLINE: Laura BermanLink to ArticleDetroit, MIThe victim calls the police immediately after a sexual assault by a man she says she doesn't know.After the police arrive in the early morning hou...

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Cigarette butt DNA leads to local man's arrest

The Daily Record, dailyrecordnews.comBYLINE: BARB OWENS staff writerLink to ArticleEllensburg, WASuspected of using obituaries to target homesAn alleged burglar's discarded cigarette butt and statements about using obituaries...

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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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Man charged with murder in 1980 Maine homicide

CBSNEWS, cbsnews.comPortland, ME(AP) PORTLAND, Maine — A 55-year-old Maine man was arrested Wednesday and charged with murdering a woman 31 years ago sometime after she left a bar in a neighboring town.Jay Mercier was arreste...

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Man charged with murder in 1980 Maine homicide

CBSNEWS, cbsnews.comPortland, ME(AP) PORTLAND, Maine — A 55-year-old Maine man was arrested Wednesday and charged with murdering a woman 31 years ago sometime after she left a bar in a neighboring town.Jay Mercier was arreste...

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Cigarette leads police to suspect in killing of 91-year-old

The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.comBYLINE: Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun, to ArticleBaltimore, MDSuspect was out on bail on burglary charge at the timeA cigarette butt discarded outside the fr...

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Cigarette leads police to suspect in killing of 91-year-old

The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.comBYLINE: Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun, to ArticleBaltimore, MDSuspect was out on bail on burglary charge at the timeA cigarette butt discarded outside the fr...

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'John Doe' warrant helps 1997 rape case

jacksonsun.comBYLINE: Lauren ForemanJackson, TNA Chicago native has been convicted of raping a Jackson woman in a 1997 case that took authorities 13 years to put together using DNA analysis and a creative strategy for prosecu...

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DNA Hit Links Man to 1979 Cold Case in SJ

NBC Bay Area, nbcbayarea.comBYLINE: Lori PreuittLink to ArticleSanta Clara, CAA 1979 homicide case was left open until now.DNA hits link Richmond man to 1979 homicide in San Jose. Getty ImagesThe Santa Clara County District A...

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DNA Testing of California Arrestees Shot Down;

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LA Weekly Blogs, blogs.laweekly.comBYLINE: Simone WilsonLink to ArticleSan Francisco, CA'Grim Sleeper' Suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. Wouldn't Have Been Caught Without ItLonnie Franklin Jr. was just a sketch, before DNA testing ...

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DNA evidence leads to arrest in 20-year-old Redding homicide

The Sacramento Bee, sacbee.comLink to ArticleRedding, CAA man sought in connection with a 20-year-old homicide in Redding was booked into Shasta County Jail today, a year after DNA evidence linked him to the case.Brian Eric N...

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Subway Pervert’s Semen Finally Betrays Him

New York Magazine, nymag.comLink to ArticleBronx, NYA packed subway car, Hardware's favorite place to masturbate. Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty ImagesIn the annals of subway perversion, Darnell Hardware of the Bronx has to be on...

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Police say DNA helped solve 30-year-old murder

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The Chicago TribuneBYLINE: Art Barnum, Tribune reporter, to ArticleChicago, ILTrial of deaf man in girlfriend's fatal stabbing may involve up to 3 sign-language interpretersGary Albert was arrested in ...

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DNA match leads to more burglary charges for man in prison

Lincoln Journal Star, journalstar.comBYLINE: LORI PILGERLink to ArticleLincoln, NEDavid R. Morgan (courtesy photo)Police say they now can put a name to a DNA profile charged in a "John Doe" arrest warrant in December for a 20...

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DNA, John Doe indictment undoing of elusive ‘Rock Burglar’

Sonoran News, sonorannews.comBYLINE: LINDA BENTLEYLink to ArticleMaricopa County, AZ‘In the end, it was cutting-edge police technology used by my Fountain Hills detectives that led us to this criminal’PHOENIX – Maricopa Count...

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DNA Match Leads to Arrest for 12 Auto Burglaries, Vandalism

Multimedia Holdings Corporation, First Coast News, firstcoastnews.comLink to ArticleSt. Augustine, FLChristopher Charles Craft-Mitchell ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Police investigating 15 automobile burglaries in one day have trac...

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Police arrest Arizona's suspected "Rock Burglar"

Thomson Reuters, reuters.comBYLINE: David SchwartzLink to ArticleMaricopa County, AZ(Reuters) - Police arrested a suspect as Arizona's notorious "Rock Burglar" on Friday after a 17-year crime spree that netted more than $10 m...

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Police: DNA used to make burglary arrest

The Post-Star, poststar.comLink to ArticleGlens Falls, NYGLENS FALLS -- DNA evidence has led to the arrest of an Argyle man on a charge he burglarized a Glens Falls real estate office last summer, police said.Frederick A. Sti...

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Slaying indictment called biased

Ventura County Star (California), SECTION: VENTURABYLINE: Raul Hernandez. 805-437-0264Ventura County, CAGrand jury member had job with sheriffThe state Supreme Court will consider whether to hear legal a...

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DNA leads to man's arrest in San Diego highway shootings

CBS News, CBS/AP/KFMB, cbsnews.comBYLINE: Casey GlynnLink to ArticleSan Diego, CAStephen Joseph Dragasits (Credit: KFMB)(CBS/AP/KFMB) SAN DIEGO - DNA found on bullet casings helped police nab the man they believe to be respon...

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From 2006: DNA leads to arrest in 1991 killing

Post Dispatch, stltoday.comBYLINE: VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN • to ArticleLincoln County, MOAlmost 16 years ago, a worker clearing ice from Highway W found the partly clothed body of 18-year-old Stephani...

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Familial hope: After East Coast Rapist arrest, Harringtons push for DNA

The Hook, issue #1010, readthehook.comBYLINE: Courteney Stuart | to ArticleNew Haven, CT"Why haven't you picked me up sooner?"State Police say that no evidence links the East Coast rapist, left sket...

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Police: DNA Links Man To Semen In Yogurt

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KOAT 7 ABC, FIRST ON, koat.comLink to ArticleOne VideoAlbuquerque, NMALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A 31-year-old man accused of giving his semen disguised as a free yogurt sample may face a battery charge for the incident, police say....

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1972 murder of blind homemaker heads to trial

ABC KFSY.com, ksfy.comBYLINE: BEN DOBBIN, Associated PressRochester, NYROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Tommie Cray was 9 years old in 1947 when his father, a single parent with three sons, brought home a new companion who was raising ...

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OFFICIALS: DEPUTY SWIPED SEIZED CASH,

Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), Online EditionBYLINE: Barbara Hijek Flagler County, FLSWAPPED WITH PAPER TOWELSFlagler County Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Koenig, 40, was arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing thousands...

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DNA assists in arrest of Austin sex offender in Wisconsin

KVUE Television, Inc., kvue.comBYLINE: KVUE NewsLink to ArticleAustin, TXWisconsin police arrested a man accused of sexual assault in downtown Austin last year, and they did it with help of DNA evidence.APD detectives say Sha...

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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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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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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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DNA tests lead to Loris man arrest

Barrington Broadcasting Group, carolinalive.comBYLINE: Continuous News DeskLink to ArticleConway, SCDarrell AlfordA Loris man is charged after DNA tests showed he broke into a Conway charity's office last year.Darrell Alford,...

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New Orleans police arrest serial-rape suspect

The Times-Picayune, nola.comBYLINE: Leslie Williams, The Times-PicayuneLink to ArticleNew Orleans, LASgt. Emelda Blanco, left, and detective Vernon Hayes, right, escort Jimmy Spratt, 36, into central lock-up after Spratt was ...

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DNA match leads to Mesa burglary arrest

The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com, Associated PressLink to ArticleMesa, AZPHOENIX (AP) — A Gilbert man is in custody after being linked to a burglary by glasses left at the scene.Mesa police say DNA extracted fro...

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Cold case murder case results in arrest

Dayton News, hcnonline.comChambers County, OHKevin Edison SmithFourteen years after the lifeless body of 13-year-old Krystal Jean Baker was discovered lying beneath the Trinity River Bridge on Interstate 10 on March 5, 1996, ...

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DNA evidence leads to arrest in Macon rape case

The Macon Telegraph (Georgia)BYLINE: PHILLIP RAMATI; , GAMacon police have closed an eight-year-old rape cold case with the arrest of a Columbus, Ohio, man who has been charged with raping a 13-year-old ...

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KC crime lab's long-ago foresight to preserve evidence has helped crack cold cases

The Kansas City Star, A; Pg. 1BYLINE: CHRISTINE VENDEL; The Kansas City StarKansas City, MOStarting in the 1970s, Kansas City crime lab workers meticulously preserved hairs on glass slides in file cabinets and stored blood an...

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