FEB
16

What happens to drugs, property and other assets seized by law enforcement?

Seized evidence is stored by Metro in an 83,000-square-foot evidence vault— February 15, 2020 It's the law enforcement equivalent of a prized taxidermy moose hanging on the wall of a hunter's den. Police departments tout their seized hauls of drugs, firearms, cash and other assets on social media after a major bust, displaying photos of what they t...
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AUG
15

Woman pleads guilty to stealing from OST police

She faces up to five years in prison Enter Article DATE HERE RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - A former Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety evidence technician admits to stealing from the evidence vault. Lorraine Yellow Boy, 45, pleaded guilty to larceny Wednesday afternoon in federal court in Rapid City. In the factual basis statement s...
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NOV
25

Fired Merkel police chief arrested for Tampering with Evidence


Court documents state Chief Ortiz stole $867 seized during a drug investigation from the evidence vault. Enter Article DATE HERE MERKEL, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The Merkel Police Chief under investigation for mishandling money has been arrested. Chris Ortiz self-surrendered in Callahan County Thursday morning for a Tampering with Physical Evidence...
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SEP
30

After the Verdict: Disposing of Evidence at the CCSO


He stands calmly, evidently accustomed to the smell, between rows of meticulously organized evidence bags. September 28, 2018 Investigator Harry Einfalt, CCSO, shows the double sided lockers used for moving evidence into the vault The smell hits you first as Harry Einfalt, Campbell County Sheriff's Office investigator, unlocks and opens the door to...
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SEP
05

Cambridge OPP assessing damage to evidence in vaults after $1M fire (Canada)


Officers are beginning to piece together how much evidence might have been damaged or destroyed in a fire that gutted the Cambridge OPP detachment September 5, 2018 Now that the flames are out, officers are beginning to piece together how much evidence might have been damaged or destroyed in a fire that gutted the Cambridge OPP detachment on Tuesda...
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JUL
19

Former Merkel PD Chief charged with tampering with evidence


Chief allegedly took $867 out of the evidence vault July 18, 2018 ABILENE, TX — More information about allegations against the former Merkel Chief of Police has been revealed in the latest court documents recently obtained by KXVA FOX15. The documents state that 40-year-old Christopher Ortiz, who has been the Merkel Chief of Police since 2014, know...
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JUL
03

31 stolen Compton police handguns still missing


Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $10,000 reward Tuesday in hopes of tracking down 31 Beretta and Glock pistols, believed to be police service weapons and stolen from a vault in Compton's old City Hall. Enter Article DATE HERE LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $10,000 reward Tuesday in hopes of...
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JUN
12

No room at the precinct: Police face shortage of evidence space

The amount of evidence collected for criminal cases has been building up for decades, posing a logistical challenge for the department. June 12, 2018 Kenai police are facing a storage crunch. The amount of evidence collected for criminal cases has been building up for decades, posing a logistical challenge for the department. "Evidence storage in a...
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MAR
01

Former Kane County deputy sentenced to 30 days in jail for drug crimes

Zinke was charged in April 2015 after an Illinois State Police investigation into allegations she kept medications that were meant to be delivered to her department's evidence vault. March 1, 2018 A 40-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to a drug crime she committed while working as a Kane County sheriff's deputy cried Thursday after a Lake County j...
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FEB
18

Man at center of alleged Selma gun mill pleads guilty

Adrianne Canterbury, who goes by Michelle, was accused of taking guns and jewelry out of the Selma Police Department evidence vault, the secure area where she worked. Richard Canterbury would then fix the guns so they could then be sold online. February 18, 2018 SELMA, AL (WSFA) - Richard Canterbury, one of three people accused of taking part in an...
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JAN
21

Suspect in gun mill plans to plead guilty to charges

January 20 21018 A Dallas County man has agreed to plead guilty to his alleged involvement in a gun mill responsible for stealing and selling guns from the Selma Police Department's evidence vault. Richard Allen Canterbury has agreed to plead guilty to three federal gun charges, according to court documents from the United States District Court for...
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AUG
11

Alabama AG asks public for help in locating guns stolen from evidence vault

The announcement comes as three suspects in the evidence vault thefts face charges. August 9, 2017 The attorney general in Alabama is asking residents there to look out for stolen guns after more than 200 firearms were taken from the evidence vault at the Selma Police Department earlier this year. Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a press rel...
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JUN
30

Ministry examining evidence vault after Windsor police misplace $25k of cocaine (Canada)

Windsor police chief says missing $25K in cocaine was accidentally incinerated June 30, 2017 The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services will examine the Windsor police evidence vault following the disappearance of $25,000 in cocaine that chief Al Frederick says was mistakenly destroyed. Windsor police chief says missing $25K in coca...
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JUN
07

Gun thefts from Selma police evidence vault spark major probe

Enter Headline here Enter Article DATE HERE State and federal law enforcement agencies are conducting a joint investigation into current and past employees of the Selma Police Department after a large number of guns were taken from the department's evidence vault, including one later connected to a homicide. Selma police Chief Spencer Collier ...
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MAY
30

St. Lucie County Clerk of Court digs out some of the oldest, most chilling pieces of evidence

Evidence from nearly 4,000 cases sits inside two evidence vaults in the St. Lucie County Courthouse. Some have been stored there for decades. Enter Article DATE HERE Cute and ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. -- They're the items behind some of the most haunting, shocking and tragic crimes in our community. Evidence from nearly 4,000 cases sits inside tw...
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MAR
18

Trial date Monday for retired Springfield Police Detective Kevin Burnham, accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from evidence room


Monday is the trial date for retired Springfield Detective Kevin Burnham, accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from the Police Department's evidence room over four and a half years March 17, 2017 SPRINGFIELD -- Monday is the trial date for retired Springfield Detective Kevin Burnham, accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from the Police Department's e...
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AUG
30

New Mexico cop accidentally filmed himself stealing marijuana


A New Mexico police sergeant accused of unwittingly recording himself on a lapel camera taking marijuana from his office and giving it to his girlfriend has been released from jail. August 28, 2016 GRANTS, N.M. — A New Mexico police sergeant accused of unwittingly recording himself on a lapel camera taking marijuana from his office and giving it to...
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JUN
06

Former Rock Falls detective pleads not guilty


6 months after son's death, mother watches accused in court June 6, 2016 MORRISON – The former Rock Falls detective sergeant accused of stealing money from an evidence vault pleaded not guilty Monday in Whiteside County Court. Veronica Jaramillo, 43, of Sterling, was arraigned on official misconduct and theft charges, both felonies.  She resig...
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