DEC
01

Ex-North Slope police employee gets prison time for stealing over $100K from evidence room


A former North Slope Borough Police Department evidence custodian has been sentenced to eight months in prison for stealing more than $100,000 from her employer, but prosecutors say an internal audit could not pin down the total amount of stolen money. December 1, 2016 A former North Slope Borough Police Department evidence custodian has been sente...
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15

Former police employee pleads guilty in thefts

The Daily Times, daily-times.comBYLINE: Steve Garrison, , NM>(Photo: Courtesy of San Juan County Adult Detention Center)FARMINGTON — Ashley Goodvoyce, the 28-year-old former Farmington police evidence technician accused in October 2014 of ...
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DEC
12

Drug disposal procedures tightened at Savage PD

Savage Pacer, swnewsmedia.com/savage_pacerBYLINE: ALEX HALL , MNReport from 2014 found evidence of tamperingSavage Police Department File photoThe Savage Police Department made changes to procedures for its Take it to the Box safe drug disposal pr...
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OCT
27

Former Ansonia police officer to be tried in New London for evidence tampering, theft

The Day, theday.comBYLINE: Karen Florin, , CTThe case of a former Ansonia police officer charged with stealing and tampering with narcotics evidence has been transferred to the New London Judicial District to avoid the appearance of a conflict of in...
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OCT
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Former Ansonia police officer to be tried in New London for evidence tampering, theft

The Day, theday.comBYLINE: Karen Florin, , CTThe case of a former Ansonia police officer charged with stealing and tampering with narcotics evidence has been transferred to the New London Judicial District to avoid the appearance of a conflict of in...
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Retired sergeant admits guilt


The Lima News, limaohio.com/newsBYLINE: Greg Sowinski - County, OHFormer law officer sold guns from evidence room Fred DePalma, middle, sits with his attorneys Thursday. DePalma pleaded guilty to 59 felony charges for stealing out of the Allen...
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JUL
26

SJ Sheriff's Office: Allegations that guns improperly sold, purchased

The Record, recordnet.comBYLINE: Jennie Rodriguez-Moore, Record Staff WriterSan Joaquin County, CA STOCKTON — A former San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office range master is alleging that agency administrators in 2011 inappropriately purchased evidence guns for their personal u...
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MAY
15

Investigation Begins After Thousands of Dollars Disappear from Sheriff's Office Evidence Room

WHSV-TV3, whsv.comBYLINE: Isabel RosalesVideoAugusta County, VAAUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Nearly $4,000 have disappeared from the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. It was evidence from a drug case and was being held inside the office's evidence room.Now the Virginia State ...
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NOV
25

Inside the Montclair Police Department Evidence Room:

The Montclair Times, NorthJersey.com, northjersey.comBYLINE: Eric Kiefer Staff Writer | The Montclair Times, , NJChanging of the guardFirearms like this Mossberg shotgun are among the thousands of items sitting on the shelves of the Montclair P...
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Guns found at Galveston jail facility

The Associated Press, KSAT ABC12, KSAT.com, ksat.comBYLINE: The Associated PressGalveston County, TXFirearms from evidence room had been marked as destroyedGALVESTON - The Galveston County sheriff's office says they discovered two unloaded handguns on top of an 18-foot-tall ...
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JUN
20

D.A. Ron Moore releases APD evidence-room audit

Mountain Xpress, Asheville Citizen-Times, Carolina Public Press, mountainx.comBYLINE: Jake FrankelAsheville, NCDistrict Attorney Ron Moore released a 2011 audit of the Police Department Evidence Room June 19, revealing more details about missing drugs, guns and money that ca...
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FEB
06

Ret. RCMP Cpl. Blair Ross sentenced to 18 months

cbc.radio-canada, cbc.caEastern P.E.I., CNMore than 300 pills stolen over course of a yearRCMP Cpl. Blair Ross says he stole the drugs because he was suffering from back pain. (CBC)An RCMP officer from eastern P.E.I., who recently retired, has been sentenced to 18 months in ...
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JAN
21

Unknown amount of drug evidence missing from IMPD Property Room

WRTV The Indy Channel, rtv6ABC, theindychannel.comBYLINE: Jack RinehartIndianapolis, INDiscarded cocaine latest in property room problemsINDIANAPOLIS - Metro police are dealing with yet another crisis in the handling of evidence after a quantity of narcotics in pending crimi...
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DEC
20

Ashland police officer indicted for allegedly destroying evidence

The Boston Globe, boston.comBYLINE: Globe StaffAshland, MAAn Ashland police officer has been indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury in connection with the destruction of evidence and subsequent conduct, Middlesex district attorney's office said Friday.Edward Pomponio, 50,...
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NOV
25

Former Arkansas police chief pleads guilty to drug charge

Jonesboro Sun, Arkansas Television Company, THV11, thv11.comBYLINE: The Associated PressTrumann, AR(Photo: Thinkstock)HARRISBURG, Ark. (AP) - Former Trumann Police Chief Tony Rusher has pleaded guilty to a drug charge as part of a plea deal that allows him to avoid a prison ...
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JUL
29

Evidence destroyed in Stamford woman's drunk-driving case

The Hearst Corporation, Darien News, dariennewsonline.comBYLINE: John NickersonStamford, CTSTAMFORD -- A judge has been asked to drop felony charges against a city woman who allegedly killed two men while driving drunk on Interstate 95 in Darien in 2010 because state police ...
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JUL
05

Probe: Police 'negligent'

The Sun Chronicle, thesunchronicle.comBYLINE: GEORGE W. RHODES SUN CHRONICLE STAFFAttleboro, MA ATTLEBORO - A year-long probe into the theft of drugs from the police evidence locker came up empty, but an investigator slammed the department for poor security and record keepin...
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JUL
01

Beaverton police captains too slow to react to property missing from evidence room, documents say

The Oregonian, oregonlive.comBYLINE: Rebecca Woolington, The OregonianBeaverton, ORBeaverton Police Chief Geoff Spalding determined two captains violated department standards when they failed to take timely action last year after learning that property was missing from the a...
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MAY
23

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 say Pozonsky was arraigned on 15 counts including ...
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MAY
17

Investigation under way after evidence tampering reported at police department

Team 5 Investigates, WCVB-TV, wcvb.comBYLINE: Kathy CurranAshland, NCProbe continues into Ashland Police Department, former chiefASHLAND, Mass. — Team 5 Investigates has uncovered new allegations of evidence tampering and missing evidence at the Ashland Police Department.Thi...
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APR
19

Marin drug squad tightens evidence handling policies after ordering audit

Marin Independent Journal, marinij.comBYLINE: Gary Klien, County, CAMarin County's drug squad has tightened its evidence handling policies in the aftermath of allegations that a former detective used cocaine he obtained from his work.The drug unit, fo...
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MAR
20

PD audit reveals money shortage

Sequoyah County Times, sequoyahcountytimes.comBYLINE: Sally Maxwell Senior Staff WriterSallisaw, OKAn audit of the Sallisaw Police Department was given to City Manager Bill Baker on March 4.The audit was prompted by accusations by other police officers about Sallisaw Police ...
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FEB
22

Owners paid after New Hartford police mistakenly destroy evidence

The Observer-Dispatch, uticaod.comBYLINE: ROCCO LaDUCA, Observer-DispatchNew Hartford, NYNEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford police have taken steps to better keep track of evidence after several items of stolen property were mistakenly destroyed instead of being returned to the...
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FEB
19

8News Investigates: Do Police Agencies Comply With Drug Destruction Laws?

Young Broadcasting of Richmond, WorldNow and WRIC, ABC 8News, wric.comRichmond, VARichmond, VA—Virginia law requires illegal drugs and paraphernalia seized by law enforcement officials to be destroyed. But after several officers were caught dealing drugs out of a Henry Count...
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JAN
09

South Portland Police promoting gun safety


Current Publishing, keepmecurrent.comBYLINE: Duke Harrington, South Portland, MERobert Scarpelli and Jesse Peasley: South Portland police officers Robert Scarpelli, left, and Jesse Peasley show the firearms turned in for destruction this past we...
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OCT
02

Nearly 2 tons of drugs collected in W.Va.

WorldNow and WVVA, wvva.comLink to ArticleCharleston, WVCHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) -- U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Resident Agent in Charge John Ryan jointly announced today that 3,742 pounds of unwanted and expired prescri...
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JUN
03

Police swap seized guns for new ones

Springfield News-Sun, springfieldnewssun.comBYLINE: Andrew McGinn, Staff Writer, to ArticleSpringfield & Clark County, OHA ‘right decision based on the economy.’ Other departments say confiscated weapons should be destroyed.SPRINGFIELD — In Septe...
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MAY
19

Walker County Sheriff's Office employee charged in gun thefts

Chattanooga Times Free Press, timesfreepress.comBYLINE: Staff ReportLink to ArticleWalker County, GAA Walker County Sheriff's Office employee was arrested and charged with 11 counts of felony theft Thursday after a GBI investigation revealed he had taken guns from the Sherif...
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MAY
10

UPDATE: Airport police chief resigns, arrested


Freedom Communications, News Herald, newsherald.comBYLINE: CHRIS SEGAL / News Herald WriterLink to ArticleBay County, FLTony WalkerFormer deputy faces gun theft chargesWEST BAY — The former airport police chief was arrested and charged Wednesday afternoon for a 2006 incident...
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MAR
28

Missing evidence results in plea deal in Tulsa double murder

World Publishing Co., Tulsa World, tulsaworld.comBYLINE: Staff ReportsLink to ArticleTulsa, OKPhillip Anthony Summers A Tulsa man who previously was sentenced to die in a double-murder case pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge in the case, which was affected by the u...
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MAR
16

Trumann detective fired after investigation

Poinsett County Democrat Tribune, democrattribune.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleTrumann, ARTrumann police investigator Erik Willbanks was fired March 7 following an investigation into former Police Chief Tony's Rusher use of prescription drugs from the department's evidence room...
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FEB
06

Destroyed Gun Could Keep Suspect Off Death Row

WorldNow and KTUL, ktul.comBYLINE: Mike Massey Link to ArticleTulsa, OKA key piece of evidence in a high-profile murder is accidentally destroyed by Tulsa Police.The missing evidence could allow Phillip Summers to avoid the death penalty.He was sentenced for killing Ples and...
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FEB
03

Woodward former police detective charged with evidence theft

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The Oklahoman, NewsOK.com, newsok.comBYLINE: RANDY ELLIS to ArticleWoodward, OKMichael Albert Morton, Christine England-Morton - Photos providedWOODWARD — A former police detective was accused Thursday of repeatedly stealing methamphetamine from a polic...
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JAN
04

Moss Point working to remedy problems with police department's evidence room

The Mississippi Press, blog.gulflive.comBYLINE: April M. Havens, The Mississippi Press Link to ArticleMoss Point, MSKeith Davis, Moss Point police chiefMOSS POINT, Mississippi -- City aldermen's first meeting of 2012 was contentious and chaotic at times, but the board ultima...
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OCT
17

Oregon Justice Department finds missing evidence thought lost from notorious triple murder in Polk County

The Oregonian, oregonlive.comBYLINE: Jeff Manning, The OregonianLink to ArticlePolk County, ORPhilip Scott Cannon, left, walks arm in arm with his son, Mathias, 20, after being released from the Polk County Jail, Dallas, Ore., on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. His conviction on a tr...
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OCT
12

Gang leader wants case tossed because Denver police destroyed cocaine evidence

The Denver Post, denverpost.comBYLINE: Felisa Cardona The Denver PostLink to ArticleDenver, COBrian Hicks, from a February file photo. (John Prieto, The Denver Post)Four kilograms of cocaine were mistakenly destroyed by a Denver police property sergeant before the case again...
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SEP
30

Former police clerk pleads not guilty to gun theft;

pnwlocalnews.comBYLINE: JOHNNY WALKER, North Kitsap Herald CorrespondentLink to ArticlePoulsbo, WApre-trial hearing Nov. 16POULSBO — Former Poulsbo Police Department evidence clerk Amanda M. Dixon pleaded not guilty in Superior Court Wednesday to charges she stole a handgun ...
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30

Former police clerk pleads not guilty to gun theft;

pnwlocalnews.comBYLINE: JOHNNY WALKER, North Kitsap Herald CorrespondentLink to ArticlePoulsbo, WApre-trial hearing Nov. 16POULSBO — Former Poulsbo Police Department evidence clerk Amanda M. Dixon pleaded not guilty in Superior Court Wednesday to charges she stole a handgun ...
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13

Evidence in criminal cases requires extra care

News Herald, newsherald.comBYLINE: CHRIS SEGAL / News Herald WriterLink to ArticleBay County, FLBay County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigator Chris Reynolds takes fingerprints from a piece of paper in Lynn Haven Wednesday. TERRY BARNER / The News HeraldPANAMA CITY — T...
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Audit of PCSO evidence storage examines excessive backlog

San Tan Valley Today, santanvalleytoday.comBYLINE: Chase Kamp Today PublicationsLink to ArticlePinal County, AZPCSO evidence storage facilities have material stacked to the ceiling.With evidence warehouse shelves stacked to the ceiling and a small number of overwhelmed staff...
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28

Files: Ex-chief upset, angry over arrest

Orlando Sentinel (Florida), LOCAL & BUSINESS; FLORIDA; Windermere scandal; Pg. B1BYLINE: Henry Pierson Curtis, staff writerWindermere, FLFormer Windermere police Chief Daniel Saylor reacted with dismay and anger at his arrest on corruption charges in January, according to re...
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28

EPD property room exceeds capacity

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The Edmond Sun, edmondsun.comBYLINE: Mark Schlachtenhaufen The Edmond SunLink to ArticleEdmond,OKEDMOND — Edmond officers are busier, leading to 1,272 more property items being submitted in 2010 over 2009, police said.Edmond Police Maj. Steve Thompson said the Police Departm...
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06

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 heroin dealer may get off with a slight scalding.Today ...
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MAR
23

Jailer’s case may go to grand jury

The Marietta Times, mariettatimes.comBYLINE: Brad Bauer, County, OHCharges could be filed against a former Washington County Jail administrator, following an investigation into missing medication at the jail and a recommendation of charges ...
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JAN
20

Police gun storage got sloppy, shotgun missing and backlog in firearms due to be destroyed: Liu

NYDailyNews.comBY Mike Mclaughlin, DAILY NEWS WRITERLink to ArticleBrooklyn, NYJohn Liu, city comptroller, said an audit by hisoffice revealed lax gun storage policy. Acker/BloombergA city audit has uncovered problems at the NYPD's Brooklyn property unit - including a missin...
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JAN
20

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 evidence was mistakenly destroyed while the case remaine...
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DEC
22

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 detectives went to the bureau's property room to r...
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NOV
24

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. This view was shot through a screen in an open locker...
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OCT
17

Police property room takes green approach;

Toledo Blade (Ohio), City Final Edition, SECOND NEWS; Pg. B1BYLINE: BRIDGET THARP BLADE STAFF WRITERToledo, OHGoods are sold, claimed for city's use Most of the stolen flat-screen televisions, confiscated firearms and samurai swords, and shoplifted retail clothing that fill ...
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MAR
20

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 Pierre Ritter recalls a traffic stop in which he found...
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