Drugs, guns, money missing from police evidence room, report finds. Are cases at risk?

The Atwater evidence locker was maintained "sub par at best" without any consistency, proper oversight and included a space at a mini-storage without an alarm, according to a state Department of Justice report. May 10, 2019 The Atwater evidence locker until recently was maintained "sub-par at best" without any consistency, proper oversight and incl...

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Inside CSPD's evidence locker - guns, furniture, baseball bats and cake


Already the unit is running out of room in its combined 16,000 square-foot facilities, forcing the Police Department to purchase Conex containers to hold the overflow. September 25 The most bizarre objects you can think of probably have been stored in the Colorado Springs Police Department's evidence facilities at one point or another. Some of the ...

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CMPD’s Lost and Found: a ham and a tombstone


Shotguns, bikes, drugs, a ham and a coffin: just a few of the items at CMPD's Property Control Room when this story was written in 1982. The department was responsible for the safekeeping of evidence, lost items and recovered stolen things. April 21, 2017 By John Monk, Observer Staff Writer This is where Charlotte's lost things wind ...

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Deputy allegedly stole drugs from evidence room


"It appears that these drugs were taken for personal use," he said Enter Article DATE HERE A veteran Cherokee County sheriff's deputy was arrested Saturday after he confessed to stealing drugs from the evidence room, authorities said. Jeffrey Goettel, 41, of Jasper, was charged with violation of oath of office, possession of a schedule II narc...

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Former Bakersfield detective cops plea


Diaz admits to seizing some 10 pounds of meth as evidence and returning approximately one pound of it to the department. He admits that he and his criminal partner unlawfully converted the nine pounds of meth to their possession, which they later sold for profit. May 26, 2016 Damacio Diaz, a 17-year veteran of the Bakersfield Police Department, who...

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PA ex-recruit gets 6 years in drug plot

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey)BYLINE: PETER SAMPSON, For the Star-LedgerPassaic County, NJA former Port Authority police recruit who trained and managed professional boxers was sentenced yesterday to more than six years...

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Phillips charged with drug, theft offenses

Clay County DemocratBy RYAN ROGERS Marmaduke, ARFormer Marmaduke mayor Byron Phillips was arrested Tuesday, June 16, following an investigation of alleged crimes he reportedly committed while in office.Phillips, 42, was arres...

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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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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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County Pays Medical Marijuana User $2,000 for New Lamps Following Acquittal

BYLINE: Josh FarleyKitsap County, WAKitsap County cut a $2,000 check Thursday to a medical marijuana user whose lamps for growing pot were destroyed by county officials. Bruce Olson, 55, was acquitted by a jury in March of il...

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How theft plot unraveled; Officer left trail while stealing drugs

Herald News (Passaic County, NJ)BYLINE: By PAUL BRUBAKERPassaic County, NJGranulated sugar spilling from plastic bags in a police evidence room was just one of the things that unraveled what would have been a perfect crime. S...

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Bratenahl police chief announces retirement; Falzone embroiled in missing-evidence probe

Plain Dealer (Cleveland)BYLINE: Mark Puente and Gabriel BairdBratenahl, OHBratenahl - Embattled Police Chief Paul Falzone retired Tuesday afternoon, two days before a report about guns, drugs and money that went missing under...

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Isle police lose more evidence, forcing delay in some drug cases; Latest incident occurs after clerk was fired in 2008

he Houston ChronicleBYLINE: JENNIFER LATSON, StaffGalveston, TXGALVESTON - Less than a year after guns, drugs and money went missing from a police evidence room, officials discovered more missing evidence this week from the s...

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