Missing evidence prompted review of county Forensics, Crime labs

Lorain County Printing and Publishing Co., The Chronicle-Telegram, chronicle.northcoastnow.comBYLINE: Brad Dicken, County, OHEmmanuel G. de Leon shows the secure storage facility where drugs, guns...

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Bullet discharges in downtown courthouse evidence room

Houston Chronicle, chron.comBYLINE: Dale LezonHarris County, TXAn accidental bullet discharge Friday morning in the evidence room in the basement at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center has injured a county deputy.The in...

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Former trooper to face trial

The News Star, thenewsstar.comBYLINE: Barbara LeaderLouisianaFaces drug, fraud chargesA trial date was set for a former Louisiana state trooper after 4th Judicial District Court Judge Benjamin Jones determined Thursday there ...

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Special judge assigned to evidence vault theft case

Capital City Press LLC, The Advocate, theadvocate.comBYLINE: Jim Mustian, Baton Rouge Parish, LALa. high court move resolves potential conflicts of interestWilliam ColvinThe Louisiana Supreme Cour...

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Team Recovers Guns Stolen from Stonewood Police Dept.

WDTV 5News (CBS), wdtv.comBYLINE: 5News TeamStonewood, WVDominic Sutherlin - WVRJA.comCLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - At least three weapons stolen during a break-in at the Stonewood Police Department have been recovered through an ...

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Inmate left alone at East Kingston police station stole heroin,

Union Leader, unionleader.comBYLINE: Jason Schreiber, Union Leader CorrespondentEast Kingston, NHbroke into locker containing gun, drove police cruiser say officialsJarred Brisbois is suspected of breaking into the police dep...

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Police eye better controls for evidence storage


The Pantagraph, pantagraph.comBYLINE: Edith Brady-Lunny | , ILBloomington Police Department crime scene unit technician Scott Mathewson, left, describes how the crime lab at the Bloomington Po...

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Coins, porn seized in probe

The Register-Guard, registerguard.comBYLINE: Jack Moran, The Register-GuardEugene, ORThe criminal investigation into three Eugene Police Department property control employees continuesA criminal investigation of three Eugene ...

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13 guns used as evidence stolen from Cebu court

INQUIRER.net, newsinfo.inquirer.netBYLINE: Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inquirer VisayasCebu City, PhilippinesCEBU CITY—Thirteen firearms that are being kept as evidence have been stolen inside a court here.An inventory made by Lys...

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Police Recover Gun Stolen From Chelsea District Court Evidence Locker

CBS Local Media, cbslocal.comChelsea, MAChelsea Trial Court (File Image)BOSTON (CBS) — A gun believed to have been stolen from an evidence locker at Chelsea District Court in 2011, has been recovered.Two Everett men and an Ev...

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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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Former APD evidence room manager pleads guilty to embezzling drugs

Mountain Xpress, mountainx.comBYLINE: David ForbesAsheville, NCWilliam Lee Smith, the former evidence room manager, showing citizens around the room in 2009.Former Asheville Police Department evidence room manager William Lee...

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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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Former Montco cop jailed for using informants to buy drugs

The Mercury, pottsmerc.comBYLINE: Carl Hessler Jr., to ArticleHatboro, PANORRISTOWN – A former Hatboro detective is headed to jail, finding himself on the other end of the law for stealing cash and ...

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Ex-Caddo police chief sentenced to one year in jail

Durant Daily Democrat, durantdemocrat.comLink to ArticleCaddo, OKA former Caddo Police Chief convicted of embezzlement has been sentenced to one year in jail.During a trial last month, a jury found Troy O’Neal Glover, 39, gui...

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Junkie NYPD officer Nicholas Mina pleads guilty to stealing guns from station, selling them to dealer

NY Daily News, nydailynews.comBYLINE: Janon Fisher / NEW YORK DAILY NEWSLink to ArticleEast Village, NYMina was so deep in debt to his drug dealer that he stole 4 loaded weapons and a bulletproof vest to support habitHe's tra...

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Ex-officer indicted for theft

Union Leader Corp., unionleader.comBYLINE: JAMES A. KIMBLE, Union Leader CorrespondentLink to ArticleAuburn, NHNovember 09. 2012 9:21PMBRENTWOOD - Auburn police stumbled upon a theft allegedly committed by one of their own ea...

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Ex-Cop Cops Plea on Theft Charges

Gray Television, Inc., WTVY-TV, wtvy.comBYLINE: News ReleaseLink to ArticleDothan, ALFormer Airport Police Chief Tony Walker pleaded no contest Monday to grand theft, two counts of dealing in stolen property and tampering wit...

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Cops: Former Davenport police employee stole gun from department

Orlando Sentinel, orlandosentinel.comBYLINE: Susan Jacobson, Orlando SentinelLink to ArticleDavenport, FLA former Davenport police evidence custodian was arrested Friday after investigators said she stole a gun from the agenc...

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Eye-opening visit to city’s Gun Room reveals scope of problem


BYLINE: SANDRA SHEA, DAILY NEWS EDITORIAL PAGE EDITORLink to ArticlePhiladelphia, PASo many guns get confiscated that City Hall's evidence room can't hold them all; three other locations also store guns. em>(David Miailetti/D...

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Ex-Hatboro officer pleads guilty to stealing evidence

Philly.com, philly.comBYLINE: Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERLink to ArticleHatboro, PAA former detective sergeant in the Hatboro Police Department on Tuesday pleaded guilty to stealing firearms, cash, and narcotics fro...

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Men steal guns from Timmonsville police department


Barrington Broadcasting, WPDE NewsChannel 15, carolinalive.comBYLINE: Tracy VreelandLink to ArticleFlorence County, SCFlorence County deputies need your help to identify the three men who broke into various Timmonsville town ...

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Former Greenville Police Chief Dealing With Major Evidence Room Mess In Asheville

Gray Television, Inc., WITN, witn.comLink to ArticleAug 06, 2012Former Greenville Police Chief Dealing With Major Evidence Room Mess In AshevilleAsheville, NCAsheville police are still trying to sort through problems in the d...

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Asheville police evidence room remains a mess

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, nclawyersweekly.comBYLINE: The Associated PressLink to ArticleAsheville, NCASHEVILLE (AP) — Asheville police are still trying to sort through problems in the department’s evidence room.The agenc...

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Unanswered questions about APD evidence room mess


MountainXpress, mountainx.comBYLINE: David ForbesLink to ArticleAsheville, NCAn image of the lack of order in the APD evidence room found by auditor Mike Wright. Photos by Max Cooper“I'm not going to talk about that,” Ashevil...

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Memphis Police Department evidence room audited

Memphis Commercial Appeal, The Commercial Appeal, commercialappeal.comBYLINE: Amos MakiLink to ArticleMemphis,TNThe Memphis Police Department's property and evidence room functions at a "satisfactory" level, auditors said, bu...

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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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Charges provide details to Hardin jail burglary


BYLINE: Jon Musgrave, Daily Register/Daily JournalLink to ArticleHardin County, ILHardin County Sheriff's Department Jon MusgraveELIZABETHTOWN —Three prisoners in the Hardin County Jail broke into one of the sheriff departmen...

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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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Walker County sheriff’s employee faces 11 felonies for stealing guns

CatWalkChatt, walkermessenger.comBYLINE: Matt LedgerWalker County, GAThomas Scott DavisA civilian employee of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office is facing arrest following a GBI investigation that began Monday.An arrest warra...

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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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Former Carter County sheriff pleads guilty to federal gun charges

Southeast Missourian, semissourian.comBYLINE: Michelle Friedrich ~ Daily American RepublicLink to ArticleCarter County, MOTommy AdamsFormer Carter County, Mo., Sheriff Tommy Adams pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to ill...

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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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West Mifflin ex-police chief to be sentenced for federal crimes

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, post-gazette.comBYLINE: Jan Ackerman / Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLink to ArticleMifflin, PAWest Mifflin's former police chief is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court for drug convictions and obstru...

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Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty to Misconduct, Sentenced to Probation

The Patch.org Foundation, hinsdale.patch.comBYLINE: Joe O'Donnell, to ArticleClarendon Hills, ILNumerous felony counts against Daniel Ryan were dropped in a plea agreement that led to two years' pro...

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Audit: Poulsbo PD need to tighten oversight of evidence locker

Fisher Communications, Inc., KOMO News Network, komonews.comBYLINE: Denise WhitakerLink to ArticleOne VideoPoulsbo, WAPOULSBO, Wash. -- A state audit found Poulsbo Police Department lacked oversight over its own evidence lock...

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Suspended western Pa. officer facing more charges

The Associated Press, Lebanon Daily News, ldnews.comLink to ArticleBraddock, PALIGONIER, Pa.—A suspended Pittsburgh-area police officer already awaiting trial on charges of stealing crack cocaine from a police evidence room n...

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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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Update: Former Tarrant police officer, charged with stealing guns, surrenders

The Birmingham News, blog.al.comBYLINE: Jeremy Gray -- The Birmingham NewsLink to ArticleTarrant, ALTARRANT, Alabama -- A former Tarrant police officer who resigned in January after a probe into guns stolen from the departmen...

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Trusted police employee arrested in Gulf Shores

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Alabama Live LLC., blog.al.comBYLINE: Kathy Jumper, Press-Register Link to ArticleGulf Shores, ALGulf Shores police civilian employee Barry Martin was arrested for allegedly stealing from the Police Department's evidence room...

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Four men plead guilty to stealing handguns from Blanding police

The Salt Lake Tribune, sltrib.comBYLINE: Melinda Rogers, The Salt Lake TribuneLink to ArticleBlanding, UTFour men who stole nine handguns from the Blanding Police Department in August have pleaded guilty to their crimes in U....

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Report delays ex-chief's case

NewburyportNews.com, newburyportnews.comBYLINE: Angeljean Chiaramida Staff writerLink to ArticleSalisbury, MAL'Esperance's lawyer requests consultant's 'audit' of evidence roomCHELSEA — The theft case against former Salisbury...

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Officer In Trouble For Trying To Keep Confiscated Gun

NewsChannel 5 WTVF-TV, newschannel5.comBYLINE:Nick Beres, Link to ArticleOne VideoMurfreesboro, TNMURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Murfreesboro police officer faces possible termination after being accused of f...

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P.G. officer being tried in missing-guns case

The Washington Times, washingtontimes.comBYLINE: Andrea NobleLink to ArticlePrince George County, MDDefense blames task-force negligenceA Prince George's County police officer assigned to a state gun seizure task force stole ...

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Lyons: Police evidence room report raises questions

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, heraldtribune.comBYLINE: Tom LyonsLink to ArticleSarasota, FLA local attorney called last week to say he had a newsworthy report in hand, but didn't want to say where he got it, and wanted to rema...

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Former Local Campus Police Chief Arrested On Sealed Indictment

Gray Television, Inc., kwtx.comLink to ArticleWaco, TXRob Williams (Jail photo)The former chief of a local campus police force was arrested on his birthday Friday after he was named in a sealed indictment that accuses him of ...

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Preliminary hearing set for former Caddo police chief

Durant Daily Democrat, durantdemocrat.com is in Durant, OKBYLINE: Link to ArticleCaddo, OKA preliminary hearing has been set for the former Caddo police chief accused of stealing a firearm from the department’s evidence locke...

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Drugs, money missing from LMISD evidence room

The Daily News, galvestondailynews.comBYLINE: Christopher Smith Gonzalez, The Daily NewsLink to ArticleLa Marque, TXLA MARQUE — Drugs, money and possibly firearms all went missing from the School District Police Department’s ...

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Ex-Westmorland Police officers sentenced in theft case

Imperial Valley Press, ivpressonline.comBYLINE: SILVIO J. PANTA Staff WriterLink to ArticleWestmorland, CATwo former Westmorland Police Department officers who were arrested in relation to the theft of firefighting equipment ...

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