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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Missing police evidence in Newport can't be found, sheriff tells city

The disappearance of money, drugs and firearms from Newport's former police department remains a mystery after a lengthy law enforcement investigation ended this week. Enter Article DATE HERE The disappearance of money, drugs and firearms from Newport's former police department remains a mystery after a lengthy law enforcement investigation en...

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Former Redstone police officer charged with theft, tampering with evidence

Former officer arraigned Norm Howard, a former Redstone Township police officer, leaves Magisterial District Judge Metros' office on Friday morning after being arraigned for tampering with evidence and theft of seized property when he was still a police officer. At the beginning of this year, Howard pleaded guilty to punching a suspect in the face ...

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October trial date set for retired Springfield police officer Kevin Burnham, charged with evidence thefts

Retired Springfield Police Officer Kevin Burnham, right, arrives in court with defense attorney Charles Dolan in Hampden Superior Court on Monday afternoon in Springfield. (Dave Roback / The Republican) June 03, 2016 SPRINGFIELD — Retired city police officer Kevin Burnham was in Hampden Superior Court Thursday for a pretrial hearing in the case cha...

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How Lake Havasu Police have tightened security after evidence room thefts

Ex-Lake Havasu City cop accused of stealing drugs, cash from evidence room May 29, 2016 Buried inside the Lake Havasu City Police Department evidence room are tens of thousands of crime remnants, and only a handful of people have access to them. There are guns from homicides, drugs confiscated during raids, money acquired from investigations and an...

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Where’s the Missing Money in Mahanoy City?

WNEP Newswatch 16, wnep.comBYLINE: Dave Bohman, Newswatch 16 VIDEOMahanoy City, PAMAHANOY CITY -- Newswatch 16 has learned that money is missing from the police department in Mahanoy City, money seized in a drug case.Just day...

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Acadia Sheriff's Office spokeswoman accused of stealing drug money

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The Advertiser, theadvertiser.comBYLINE: Seth Dickerson, Parish, LAMaxine Trahan (Photo: Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office)Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Maxine Traha...

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FDLE: Woman Stole $60,000 from Suwannee County Evidence Vault

WTXL ABC 27, wtxl.comBYLINE: Kiki JonesSuwannee County, FLMGN OnlineTALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Agents have arrested a woman who they say has been stealing from the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office evidence vault for 20 years. A...

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Police officer accused of stealing from department pleads not guilty

WLKY Louisville, wlky.comSimpsonville, KYThe police officer accused of stealing evidence from his own department found himself before a judge Tuesday.Terry Putnam was arraigned Monday on charges including theft by unlawful ta...

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Leaked investigation reveals Flandreau police misconduct

ARGUS LEADER, argusleader.comBYLINE: Jonathan Ellis, , SDFlandreau Police Department logo(Photo: CityofFlandreau.com.)In January of 2013, several agents with the state Division of Criminal Inv...

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Simpsonville officer indicted in $30,000 evidence-locker theft

Lexington Herald-Leader, kentucky.comBYLINE: Michael McKay, , KYTerry PutnamA Shelby County grand jury has indicted a Simpsonville police officer accused of breaking into the department’s e...

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Sheriff’s Office employee suspended during investigation over stolen evidence money

The Suwannee Democrat, suwanneedemocrat.comBYLINE: Carl McKinney, County, FLSuwannee County Sheriff Tony CameronAn evidence custodian with the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office was suspended ...

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Case closed in $18K missing from police evidence room

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FOX19 NOW, fox19.comBYLINE: Jody Barr, Investigative Reporter4 VIDEOS Goshen, OH(FOX19 NOW Photo/Jody Barr)CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - In a press release issued Thursday morning, Clermont County prosecutor Vince Faris annou...

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Ex-police clerk charged with stealing $101K from evidence room

The Palm Beach Post, palmbeachpost.comBYLINE: Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post Staff WriterRiviera Beach, FLClaudia V. HutchinsonRIVIERA BEACH — No criminal cases have been compromised by the alleged theft of more than $100,000 ...

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Former Worthington Deputy Marshal pleads guilty to conversion

Greene County Daily World, gcdailyworld.comBYLINE: Sabrina Westfall, EditorWorthington, OHThe former Worthington Deputy Marshal accused of taking money from an evidence locker was sentenced in Monroe County last week.Donald R...

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Audit reports call for expanded controls on Springfield Police evidence room after alleged theft of nearly $400,000

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The Republican, MassLive LLC, masslive.comBYLINE: Peter Goonan | to Document: City review of Springfield police seized cash proceduresLink to Document: Marcum Advisory Group ReportSpringfield, MA1 / 17 R...

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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 charge dismissed against Petersburg man over missing $4,000 seized by police

Richmond Times-Dispatch, richmond.com BYLINE: MARK BOWES Richmond Times-Dispatch, Link to Article 2016-01-28_charge dismissed over missing 4000.00Drug charge dismissed against Petersburg man over miss...

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Former Upper Darby cop allegedly stole thousands of pills, cash from evidence room

thePhillyVoice, phillyvoice.comBYLINE: Jon Tuleya, PhillyVoice Staff Upper Darby, PAOfficer had been department's primary evidence custodian at the timeBrad A. Ross, a former Upper Darby police officer, faces hundreds of char...

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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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Missing money in Petersburg evidence room disrupts court case

WWBT, NBC12, 12 On Your Side, nbc12.comBYLINE: Rachel DePompaPetersburg, VAPetersburg Bureau of Police (Source: NBC12)(Source: NBC12)PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Fallout is beginning from a case involving missing money in the Pete...

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Cops fail lie detector tests in $18K missing money probe

WXIX, FOX19 NOW, fox19.comBYLINE: Jody Barr, Investigative ReporterVideoGoshen Township, OH(FOX19 NOW)GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - UPDATE: FOX19 NOW has obtained raw interview audio recordings of the two Goshen police office...

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Nearly $10,000 Reported Missing From Bridgeport Police Safe

CBSNewYork, newyork.cbslocal.comBYLINE: Associated PressBridgeport, CTBRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An investigation has started to determine what happened to nearly $10,000 reported missing from the Bridgeport Police D...

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Springfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evidence room money

The Republican, MassLive, masslive.comBYLINE: Stephanie Barry | to Article2015-10-23_Springfield pays to cover missing evidenceSpringfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evid...

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Springfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evidence room money

The Republican, MassLive, masslive.comBYLINE: Stephanie Barry | , MASPRINGFIELD - City officials have confirmed they have paid out more than $50,000 to criminal defendants or their attorneys to cove...

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Springfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evidence room money

The Republican, MassLive, masslive.comBYLINE: Stephanie Barry | , MASPRINGFIELD - City officials have confirmed they have paid out more than $50,000 to criminal defendants or their attorneys to cove...

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Columbus Co. Sheriff enlists SBI to help find missing evidence

WorldNow and WECT, WECT 6, wect.com BYLINE: Justin Smith Columbus County, NC Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to help find evidence missing from his department. (Source: WECT) ...

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Springfield adds money, extends deadline for police evidence rooms audit

The Republican, MassLive, masslive.com BYLINE: Stephanie Barry | Link to Article Springfield adds money, extends deadline for police evidence rooms audit Springfield extends deadline for evidence room audit S...

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Baker: Grand larceny wasn't strongest case against Speed

The Evening Tribune, eveningtribune.com BYLINE: Neal Simon, The Evening Tribune Hornell, NY Former Hornell police officer admits tampering with public records SPEED BATH — Jennifer A. Speed, the former Hornell Police off...

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Retired Warrensville Heights police officer charged with stealing from evidence room

Northeast Ohio Media Group, cleveland.comBYLINE: Ida Lieszkovszky, Northeast Ohio Media GroupWarrensville Heights, OHA retired Warrensville Heights police officer and later evidence room tech was charged with stealing drugs a...

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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 ...

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Sources: FDLE Audit Finds Guns, Money Missing From Sweetwater PD

CBS4/TV33, CBSMiami.com, miami.cbslocal.comBYLINE: Lauren PastranaVideoSources: FDLE Audit Finds Guns, Money Missing From Sweetwater PDAugust 18, 2015Sweetwater, FLSWEETWATER (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Law Enforce...

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Former Chilliwack RCMP exhibit custodian convicted of theft, breach of trust

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BYLINE: Paul J. Henderson, Chilliwack Times

Chilliwack, BC

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Jaime Tiller wept openly before and after a BC Supreme Court jury declared her guilty of theft and breach of trust for stealing $2,800 from the Chilliwack RCMP exhibit room in 2011.

The nine women and three men of the jury deliberated for nearly two days before deciding on the guilty verdicts Friday morning.

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Sheriff's Office no longer accredited by the state

The News Virginian, dailyprogress.comBYLINE: Brian Carlton, County, VANews Virginian file photoAs of this week, the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is no longer accredited by the state. In a ...

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Chicago Police Dept. employee convicted of stealing cash from evidence

Chicago Sun Times, chicago.suntimes.comBYLINE: Luke WiluszChicago, ILPamela Brown Cook County sheriff's officeA Chicago Police Department employee was convicted late Thursday of stealing cash and property from police evidence...

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Police Make Few Changes in Year Since Evidence Audit

WLOS ABC 13, News 13, wlos.comBYLINE: Jon Ostendorff, News 13, , NCASHEVILLE, N.C. -- City leaders got a copy of an audit that showed a Police Department evidence room in disarray a year ago but ...

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I-Team: Missing evidence impacting drug cases

LIN Television Corporation, WWLP-22News, wwlp.comBYLINE: Ryan Walsh, 22News I-Team ReporterVideoSpringfield, MAThe Attorney General's Office continues to zero in on whoever is responsible for the missing money from the Spring...

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Ex-Oregon State Police staffer accused of stealing at least $10,000 from evidence

Oregon Live LLC, The Oregonian, oregonlive.comBYLINE: Everton Bailey Jr. | The Oregonian/OregonLive, Point, ORJohn Parrish, a 61-year-old Oregon State Police evidence technician, is accused of ste...

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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 ...

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Police officer 'stole' £113,000 from evidence room and spent the money on horse racing, court hears

The Telegraph, telegraph.co.ukBYLINE: Martin Evans, Crime CorrespondentWarwickshire, EnglandThe Telegraph, telegraph.co.ukPaul Greaves worked as a financial advisor for Warwickshire Police’s Serious Organised Crime Team Photo...

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Former southeastern Indiana police chief sentenced for stealing cash from evidence room

Greensburg Daily News, Daily Reporter, greenfieldreporter.comBYLINE: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Greenspurg, INGREENSBURG, Indiana — A southeastern Indiana woman who rose to police chief from dispatcher may spend a year behind bars ...

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Former HCSO Deputy Indicted By Grand Jury

The Hillsboro Reporter / KHBR Radio, hillsbororeporter.comHill County, TXA former deputy with the Hill County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) was recently indicted by the March term of the Hill County grand jury.Alan Markwardt, 59, o...

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Gambling addict who stole $116,000 from Mission RCMP exhibits gets 18 months in jail

The Province, theprovince.comBYLINE: Jennifer Saltman, The Province, to ArticleDistrict of Mission, BCFILE PHOTO: Former Mission RCMP exhibit custodian April Smith says she disgraced herself, he...

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Losing pension will cost ex-Tampa police detective more than she stole

Tampa Bay Times, tampabay.comBYLINE: Patty Ryan, Times Staff Writer, Bay, FLJeanette Hevel admits taking checks that were evidence.TAMPA — Many who risked it all to steal from the U.S. Treasury in Tamp...

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FBI special agent fired amid criminal investigation

KABC-TV Los Angeles, ABC 7 EYEWITNESS NEWS, abc7.comBYLINE: Rob McMillan and Lisa BartleyLos Angeles, CAAn FBI special agent is under criminal investigation after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in cash while working ...

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Ex-coroner charged with using dead person's debit card

ABC 10 NEWS, 10news.comBYLINE: Christine DiGangi, credit.comSuspect faces 12 years in federal prisonA former county coroner in Georgia was indicted by a federal grand jury in early March on charges of identity theft and debit...

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Hollywood Police Department no longer professionally accredited

BYLINE: Susannah Bryan Sun Sentinel, , FLHollywood Police Department loses bragging rights that come with state accreditationHollywood police chief says problem-plagued property room behind agen...

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Cash missing from Springfield police evidence room

Boston Herald, bostonherald.comBYLINE: Associated PressBoston, MASPRINGFIELD — Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri has confirmed that authorities are investigating how some cash went missing from the city police dep...

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Ex-police chief pleads guilty in missing money case

INDYSTAR, indystar.comBYLINE: Associated Press Greensburg, INStacey Chasteen (Photo: FOX59)GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) — The former police chief in Greensburg has pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from the disappearance of ...

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