South Amboy Detective Stole Cash From the Evidence Room, Prosecutor Says


A high-ranking South Amboy cop stole cash seized in investigations from the evidence room, the county prosecutor says. February 23, 2017 SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - A South Amboy police detective has been charged with stealing money from the evidence room, the Middlesex County prosecutor announced Thursday morning. Detective Matthew Barcheski, 39, who lives ...

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Halifax police evidence, including nearly $5,000 in cash, still unaccounted for


Halifax police believe 32 drug exhibits were destroyed and six cash exhibits were deposited into a police bank account, but they're unable to prove that theory. Enter Article DATE HERE Metro file By: Zane Woodford Metro Published on Fri Feb 24 2017 Halifax Regional Police have located 34 of 72 exhibits that were missing from their evidence sto...

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Sunland Park city manager says audit reveals issues in police department


"Sometimes the evidence was never logged in, sometimes the evidence was found at an officer's home when we went looking for it." February 22, 2017 unland Park's city manager said a new audit may have uncovered "borderline corruption" inside the city's police department. The city had an outside firm do an audit on the department and just got got the...

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Former officer sentenced for taking drugs from drug take back box

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Ex-Blackfoot cop gets two days in jail for pills


Sentenced a former Blackfoot Police officer to two days in jail and two years of probation for stealing thousands of prescription painkillers from a drug drop box. February 22, 2017 Magistrate Judge James Barrett on Wednesday sentenced a former Blackfoot Police officer to two days in jail and two years of probation for stealing thousands of prescri...

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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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Concord police destroy drugs from take-back initiative, old evidence


Descending from roughly 60 feet in the air, the claw didn't miss its intended target, which wasn't a cute fuzzy toy February 20, 2017 The hovering claw, like a giant version of those in arcade games, reached down toward its mark. Descending from roughly 60 feet in the air, the claw didn't miss its intended target, which wasn't a cute fuzzy toy. Abo...

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Case of missing evidence unsolved in Newport; final report lists money, drugs, weapons unaccounted for


A Washington County Sheriff's Office investigation conducted last fall concluded that items missing from evidence were $2,231, narcotics from 12 cases, four handguns and a bow. In addition, a report says, drug evidence used to be flushed down a toilet to be disposed. February 14, 2017 A final investigative report on the now-disbanded Newport Police...

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Thousands of sexual assault evidence kits across Minnesota sit untested


By Minnesota law, sexual assault survivors don't have to decide whether they want to go to police when they arrive at a hospital to be examined.The reasoning: It's hard enough to decide, in those traumatic hours, to even come in for an exam. February 18, 2017 By Minnesota law, sexual assault survivors don't have to decide whether they want to go to...

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Police auctions feature the weird and the mundane


Someone left a pair of prosthetic legs unattended — shoes still attached February 17, 2017 Ron Cryderman has seen some strange things in his 16 years working in the Longview Police Department's evidence room. The strangest appeared on his shelves early this year after police responded to a suspicious call.Someone left a pair of prosthetic legs unat...

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3 detectives accused of tampering with evidence after police-involved shooting


Sheriff says officers removed beer cans from undercover car after shooting February 16, 2017 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Three veteran Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives were arrested Thursday, stripped of their police authority and placed on unpaid leave pending dismissal in connection with a fatal police-involved shooting last week. Sheriff Mike W...

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After evidence goes missing, the tech is charged


Gary Coffman, 45, has been charged with three felony counts of possession of methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, one felony count of possession of stolen property (firearms), three misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and two misdemeanor counts of drug possession February 15, 2017 A police evidence technician has be...

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Review reveals missing evidence in Tucumcari


A recent inventory of the evidence and property at the Tucumcari Police Department revealed that 17 firearms from nine criminal cases are unaccounted for, February 15, 2017 A recent inventory of the evidence and property at the Tucumcari Police Department revealed that 17 firearms from nine criminal cases are unaccounted for, according to City Mana...

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Catapult Used to Launch Marijuana Into U.S. From Mexico Seized by Border Patrol Agents, Authorities Say


The contraption was powerful enough to sling two bundles of weed — weighing a combined 47 pounds — into the United States from Mexico. February 15, 2017 Border Patrol agents in Arizona thwarted some drug smugglers and dismantled a drug catapult used to launch marijuana into the United States from Mexico. The catapult was attached to the top of a bo...

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to eliminate backlog of untested rape kits by summer


Like most police agencies across the country, the department found itself with a large backlog of untested kits, "as best practices and the department's policies for testing sexual assault evidence evolved," the city of Charlotte said this week in announcing the planned near-elimination of backlogged kits. February 14, 2017 The Charlotte-Mecklenbur...

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Missing police evidence in Newport can't be found, sheriff tells city


The disappearance of money, drugs and firearms from Newport's former police department remains a mystery after a lengthy law enforcement investigation ended this week. Enter Article DATE HERE The disappearance of money, drugs and firearms from Newport's former police department remains a mystery after a lengthy law enforcement investigation en...

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Missing Drug Money Leads to Arrest of Former Lonoke Co. Sergeant


According to the Lonoke County Detention Center, Arkansas State Police (ASP) arrested Branden Hampton, 36, of Ward Wednesday on charges of theft and felony tampering with a public record. February 9, 2017 According to the Lonoke County Detention Center, Arkansas State Police (ASP) arrested Branden Hampton, 36, of Ward Wednesday on charges of theft ...

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Former Center Twp. police officer accused of evidence room theft held for trial


According to an initial state police report,Stone opened sealed packages of evidence for ongoing criminal cases to steal money and drugs that had been confiscated by the department. Police said he would "sometimes reseal or repackage" the evidence to conceal his theft. February 10, 2017 BEAVER -- More than 150 charges were held for trial against a ...

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Local police detective fired over handling of evidence


About 200 past and current cases could be affected, Mitchell said during a news conference Monday afternoon February 6, 2017 Temple police Detective Jason Jordan was suspended indefinitely Monday after an internal investigation that started in September into his processing, storage, documented return and release of evidence and recovered property i...

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After scandal, Braintree's new police chief envisions new kind of evidence room


In the last year alone, officials in Mass have investigated allegations of evidence room misconduct in police departments in Westford, Adams, Lee, Springfield, Framingham and Braintree, according to a running list maintained by the International Association for Property And Evidence Inc., one of the few organizations that train police on evidence h...

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New charges laid against N.S. Mountie who allegedly stole cocaine from evidence locker


The province's police watchdog has alleged that the officer stole the cocaine, passed it to another person to sell and then received "substantial proceeds" from the sale. February 3, 2017 HALIFAX—Additional charges have been laid against a Nova Scotia Mountie accused of drug trafficking after police investigated the theft of 10 kilograms of cocaine...

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STPSO: Causeway police officer arrested after money, drugs goes missing from evidence room


St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office to investigate missing evidence, which included $6,300 and narcotics that could not be found in the evidence room of the Causeway Police Department, officials said.​ February 2, 2017 Sgt. William Jones Jr. faces one count of felony theft and malfeasance after an investigation that began at the request of Causeway...

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Two former Bradenton Police employees charged with theft


The husband and wife are accused of stealing at least $20,000 in cash from the police evidence room. February 2, 2017 Two former civilian employees of the Bradenton Police Department - a husband and wife - have been accused of stealing at least $20,000 in cash over a five-year period from the department's evidence room. Several portions of the mamm...

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Glendale Police Department Solves 1993 Homicide Case


On January 20, 2017, the Glendale Police Department's Homicide unit  arrested a suspect in the murder of a 41 year old male victim who was brutally stabbed to death over 23 years ago February 1, 2017 On January 20, 2017, the Glendale Police Department's Homicide unit arrested a suspect in the murder of a 41 year old male victim who was brutall...

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Men Convicted in Yuba City Double Murder Cold Case Sentenced

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Body camera shows 'thieving idiot' deputy stealing money, Volusia County sheriff says


John Braman stepped down Monday after body cam video of the Aug. 1 incident clearly showed the deputy going through what appears to be a wallet and tossing something out. The wallet is put in an evidence pouch and a $100 bill is visible nearby. January 31 A central Florida sheriff's deputy has resigned after body camera video apparently showed him ...

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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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Judge: Turn over documents in missing pills case if no arrest by May

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96 Iowa convictions based on hair evidence under review


One challenge for Cook and her team: tracking down the evidence used for these convictions, some of which date back a quarter of a century. Hair comparison evidence was frequently used before DNA testing became standard practice. January 30, 2017 The State of Iowa is getting a $632,000 federal grant to continue a review of convictions in Iowa court...

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Cold Case Cracked on 1976 Murder


In a case cracked through the use of "familial" DNA, law enforcement officials Monday identified a man believed to have committed the 1976 murder of Karen Klaas, the ex-wife of singer/songwriter Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers. Enter Article DATE HERE In a case cracked through the use of "familial" DNA, law enforcement officials Monday i...

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Two Livingston Parish trusties accused of stealing from Denham Springs Police property room

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Decade old slaying of Righteous Brother singer's ex-solved


The sheriff's department said Friday that the case "was solved through the use of familial DNA, which identified the killer," but provided no other details. January 28, 2017 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators used a controversial DNA testing method to solve the decades-old killing of the ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley, the Los Angel...

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Ex-cop Alan Dubeshter indicted in Framingham Police evidence room theft


A former Framingham Police officer who was in charge of the department's evidence room is now facing criminal charges after authorities said he used his access to steal $20,000 from the department nearly a year and a half ago. Enter Article DATE HERE FRAMINGHAM - A former Framingham Police officer who was in charge of the department's evidence...

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Decade old slaying of Righteous Brothers singer's ex solved

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Investigation into Missing Money from Westford Police Evidence Room Nearly Done


On August 14, 2015, money from "closed criminal cases" stored in a locked evidence room was discovered missing. Enter Article DATE HERE An investigation by the Attorney General's Office into missing money from the Westford Police Department evidence room is nearing its completion, Town Manager Jodi Ross said. On August 14, 2015, money from "cl...

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Ex-cop Alan Dubeshter indicted in Framingham Police evidence room theft


A former Framingham Police officer who was in charge of the department's evidence room is now facing criminal charges after authorities said he used his access to steal $20,000 from the department nearly a year and a half ago. January 26, 2017 FRAMINGHAM - A former Framingham Police officer who was in charge of the department's evidence room is now...

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Former OSP evidence tech gets prison for $50,000 in thefts


A former evidence technician was sentenced to prison for stealing more than $50,000 while working at the Oregon State Police office in Central Point January 24, 2017 A former evidence technician was sentenced to prison for stealing more than $50,000 while working at the Oregon State Police office in Central Point. John D. Parrish, 62, was sentenced...

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Explosion erupts in drug vault at D.C. police evidence storage facility


An explosion occurred Wednesday afternoon inside a drug vault at a D.C. police warehouse in Southwest Washington where evidence is stored, according to police and fire officials. January 25, 2017 An explosion occurred Wednesday afternoon inside a drug vault at a D.C. police warehouse in Southwest Washington where evidence is stored, according to po...

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Ohio BCI agents leading investigation into Campbell police sergeant


Two BCI agents did a preliminary investigation of the evidence room about three weeks ago. January 25, 2017 CAMPBELL, Ohio - State agents working for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation or BCI have taken over the investigation into a Campbell police sergeant accused of tampering with evidence. Two BCI agents did a preliminary investigation of...

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Pot stench wafts from Police Dept. into City Hall


Police Lt. Mark Newport said the plants were so pungent, their skunky aroma wafted down the hall from the locked makeshift evidence room, up an elevator shaft and into the City Hall building. Some people complained the aroma made them feel ill, he said. January 25, 2017 PORTSMOUTH - A pungent pot odor permeated Portsmouth police headquarters, as we...

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Marlin Police officer arrested, charged with firearm theft


The officer, Tavis Cuthrell, 26, was booked into the Falls County Jail on a warrant charging theft of firearm by a public servant, a third-degree felony. January 24, 2017 MARLIN — A Marlin Police Department officer was arrested Monday on a Falls County arrest warrant that alleges he stole at least one firearm, according to the Texas Department of P...

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Audit: Acadia Parish forfeiture thefts more than initially reported


The amount of money a former deputy is accused of stealing is a lot higher than initially reported, according to an audit released today. January 23, 2017 CROWLEY - The amount of money a former deputy is accused of stealing is a lot higher than initially reported, according to an audit released today. Last April, Maxine Trahan was fired and booked ...

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West Virginia Sheriff Admits He's A Meth Addict And Stole Drugs From The Evidence Files, Resigns


Bo Williams, prosecutors said, was accused of removing the drug methamphetamine from a storage area while he was still a Spencer police officer. He resigned as a police officer in December. He resigned as the county sheriff when he pleaded guilty in court. January 22, 2017 A newly elected county sheriff in West Virginia who told authorities he was ...

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Pipe bursts in evidence room at LMPD HQ

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El Rio man pleads guilty to 1991 cold case murder - DNA


Fisher's case remained unsolved until the Ventura County sheriff's cold case homicide task force re-examined DNA evidence collected from the crime scene. A check with the Combined DNA Index System, a databank that contains DNA profiles of people arrested across the United States, came up with a match in 2002, Spillner said. January 18, 2017 An El R...

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Florida Police Claim They’ve Cracked a 25-Year-Old Cold Case Murder and Sexual Assault


The shooting and sex assault went unsolved for decades. But in 2010, it was assigned to a detective who resubmitted several pieces of evidence for forensic analysis. A DNA profile was developed from the evidence and, in 2012, the data was entered into CODIS, the national database for DNA. January 19, 2017 Florida investigators say they have at last...

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DNA evidence helps Colorado Springs police ID dead man as being responsible for teen’s 1972 slaying


Colorado Springs police say their cold case unit has used DNA evidence to identify a dead man as the person responsible for killing a 19-year-old woman in 1972. January 19, 2017 Colorado Springs police say their cold case unit has used DNA evidence to identify a dead man as the person responsible for killing a 19-year-old woman in 1972. Craig Brame...

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Roane sheriff pleads guilty in meth theft, resigns


Williams had been charged with grand larceny, for stealing more than $1,000 in evidence, including methamphetamine. January 18, 2017 Newly-elected Roane County Sheriff Matthew "Bo" Williams admitted in court Wednesday that he stole methamphetamine from an evidence locker at the Spencer Police Department while he was an officer there.  Williams...

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Fremont Co. residents react after homicide evidence found in storage unit

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CONTACT 13: Processing sex assault test kits delayed


The AG says about 1,700 kits are on the way to be tested JANUARY 17, 2017 LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - A backlog in processing sexual assault test kits was a hot topic in the last election cycle. So what's the status now? Nevada had about 8,000 untested sexual assault kits sitting on the shelf last year.  Now, the out-of-state lab we're using to help ca...

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