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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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 poli...

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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 procedure...

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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 Di...

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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 discovere...

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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 d...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 Int...

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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 ...

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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 a...

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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 ...

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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 mis...

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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 c...

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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 accusatio...

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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 mis...

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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 offic...

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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 t...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 invest...

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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 a...

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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 reduc...

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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 pres...

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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 d...

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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 o...

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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 cont...

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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....

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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 Den...

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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 Superi...

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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 Superi...

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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 Wednes...

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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 t...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 heroi...

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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 medic...

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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 ...

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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 eviden...

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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 ...

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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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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...

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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 Pier...

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