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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Arrests of 3 Grand Isle officers leave troubled department with just 3 to police town


The raiding deputies said they discovered marijuana was missing from an evidence bag and $4,000 was missing from a department cash box. They seized 32 guns, numerous items stored in the department's evidence room and police reports. June 8, 2016 Recent months have been tough for the small police force patrolling Grand Isle. It was raided in the cou...

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Tulare Police Arrest Evidence Clerk


A Tulare Police Department evidence technician was arrested on suspicion of tampering, embezzlement and drugs. 8:53 a.m. PDT April 30, 2016 Police department command staff initiated an investigation into evidence logging and efficiency earlier this year. After hiring a third-party company to dig into their evidence policy and procedures, the compan...

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Former sheriff's deputy accused of pawning guns from evidence locker

WFAA-TV, wfaa.comBYLINE: Brett Shipp, WFAAEllis County, TXSources say Lt. Phillip Slaughter abruptly resigned late last month. What followed shocked his co-workers.Phillip Slaughter (Photo: Courtesy - Ellis County Sheriff's D...

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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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Billings Police employee charged with stealing drugs from evidence locker

Billings Gazette, billingsgazette.comBYLINE: ASHLEY NERBOVIG, , MTCoby James Lewis, 25, pleaded not guilty Friday to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor theft. Ga...

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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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Attorney general handling investigation of former Old Town sergeant

Bangor Daily News, bangordailynews.com BYLINE: Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Bangor, ME Michael Hashey Michael Hashey Courtesy of Michael Hashey OLD TOWN, Maine — A former member of the city’s Police Department who resigned last ...

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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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DEA's Definition Of Evidence Control Apparently Doesn't Include Recording Gross Weight Of Seized Substances

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[WBNS-TV, WSYX-TV], Floor64, Techdirt, techdirt.comBYLINE: Tim CushingLINK: DEA_Audit.pdfColumbus, OHFrom the: 'controlled' substances, my-ass departmentLegal IssuesLet's start out with this story, which is graphically (and t...

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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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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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Ex-Lake County deputy Hartman gets probation, community service for lock-up thefts

The Chaffee County Times, chaffeecountytimes.comBYLINE: Ryan Fitzmaurice, Leadville HeraldLake County, COHartmanFormer Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeffrey Hartman was sentenced on Feb. 4 to two years of supervised probation fo...

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Former Capitol Police officer accused of stealing painting from governor's mansion

Frankly Media and WKOW Television, WKOW 27, wkow.comMaple Bluff, WIMADISON (WKOW) -- Court documents detail evidence Capitol Police have gathered to charge a former member of their department with the theft of a painting from...

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Updated: After indictment, Sullivan City police chief takes 'leave of absence'

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Associated Press, CBS 4 (KGBT-TV), valleycentral.comBYLINE: Dave HendricksSullivan City, TXSullivan City police Chief Miguel Martinez4:35 p.m. Update: Sullivan City police Chief Miguel Martinez took a "leave of absence" Tuesd...

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UPDATE: Meeker County Deputy Charged With Stealing Drugs, Toys

AM1240-WJON, wjon.com BYLINE: Jim Maurice Meeker County, MN Deputy Travis Sebring Photo:Meeker County Sheriff’s Office LITCHFIELD–The Meeker County Sheriff’s Deputy who has been accused of stealing both drugs and toys has bee...

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HRP officer faces charges after allegedly stealing from evidence locker

Global News, globalnews.ca BYLINE: Heide Pearson, Online Producer/Reporter, Global News Halifax, Nova Scotia A Halifax Regional Police officer faces charges after substances stolen from an HRP evidence locker. The Canadian Pr...

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Sauk Prairie Police add extra safety feature to prescription drug box after officer arrested for taking meds

27abcWKOW, wkow.com BYLINE: Gordon Severson Sauk Prairie, WI SAUK CITY (WKOW) -- The Sauk Prairie Police Department is taking extra precautions to prevent people from stealing prescription medication from their medication dro...

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Alabama police officer accused of stealing drugs from evidence

Times-Daily, Alabama Media Group, al.com/news/huntsville BYLINE: Crystal Bonvillian | Cherokee, AL Nikki Inman(Colbert County jail) A part-time Cherokee police officer was arrested Sunday, accused of taking...

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Retired cop stole $400K from evidence room, police say

WCVB 5abc, wcvb.comKevin Burnham was on force for 43 yearsSpringfield, MASPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A retired Massachusetts police officer has been charged with stealing about $400,000 from the Springfield department's evidence roo...

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Simpsonville police officer arrested for burglary

An investigation is underway into a breakin at the Simpsonville Police Department in which $30,000 was stolen in addition to guns and drugs.

The Sentinel-News, sentinelnews.comBYLINE: Lisa KingPutnam, KYPutnam charged with break-in at Simpsonville P.D.Terry PutnamTwo months after the Simpsonville Police Department was burglarized, and robbed of thousands of dollar...

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Missing evidence items prompt state investigation into McArthur Police

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The Logan Daily News, logandaily.comBYLINE: TYLER BUCHANAN For The Logan Daily News, , OHA McArthur Police cruiser is seen in the Wild Turkey Festival Grande Parade. Courier file photoMcARTH...

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Former FHP employee gets 180 days probation in missing drug evidence case

WFTV9, wftv.comBYLINE: Tim BarberOrlando, FLEric BlackmonORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former Florida Highway Patrol employee at the center of a missing drug evidence case struck a deal to avoid time behind bars.Eric Blackmon, 39, ...

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Ex-Hebron police officer sold drugs from squad car, department, testimony reveals

Northwest Herald, nwherald.comBYLINE: CHELSEA McDOUGALL - , ILRyszard T. KopaczWOODSTOCK – Testimony at a sentencing hearing for a former Hebron police officer revealed he sold marijuana while on...

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Former MWC Police Officer Accused Of Stealing, Pawning Evidence

News 9, news9.comBYLINE: Adrianna Iwasinski, News 9Two VideosMidwest City, OKA former MWC Police officer is accused of pawning stolen items including equipment belonging to the Midwest City Police Department.MIDWEST CITY, Okl...

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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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Police theft: Missing drugs, missing answers

Cayman Compass, compasscayman.comBYLINE: Cayman Compass Editorial BoardGeorge Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West IndiesOn July 13, someone, or “someones,” broke into a police evidence locker and absconded with 2...

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Oregon State Police halt drug testing at Bend, Pendleton labs

The Oregonian/OregonLive, oregonlive.comBYLINE: Laura Gunderson | The Oregonian/OregonLivePendleton and Bend, OR Oregon State Police have halted drug testing at two labs in the wake of allegations that a forensic analyst stol...

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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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State Troopers Investigating Incident Involving Columbus Police Department's Property Storage Room And Narcotics

1340 AM WBIW, wbiw.comBYLINE: WBIW » News » stateColumbus, IN(COLUMBUS) - A Columbus police officer has resigned and the Indiana State Police are investigating an incident involving the Columbus Police Department's property s...

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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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Sebastian police officer arrested on drug-related charges

Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group, tcpalm.comBYLINE: Elliott JonesSebastian, FLWilliam GrimmichSEBASTIAN — Police arrested one of its veteran sergeants on charges of trafficking in oxycodone and tampering with evidence, a ...

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Former Phoenix police officer sentenced for stealing drugs

KTVK-3TV, Arizona News Headlines, azfamily.comBYLINE: Jennifer Thomas, azfamily.comPhoenix, AZWilliam McCartneyPHOENIX -- A former Phoenix police officer who pleaded guilty in the theft of drugs from the Police Department's e...

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Former Darien police lieutenant charged in theft of narcotics from evidence storage

Florida Times-Union, jacksonville.comBYLINE: Terry DicksonDarien, GANicholas "Nick" O. Roundtree charged with theft of more than $1,500 in drugsFormer Darien police lieutenant Nicholas "Nick" O. Roundtree who is charged with ...

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Ex-Trenton police officer charged with stealing drugs

Chattanooga Times Free Press, timesfreepress.com/BYLINE: Tyler JettTrenton, GAPolice say Officer Shawn Chapa is accused of taking drugs from the city's police evidence room. Investigators say Trenton, Ga., police officer Shaw...

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Orange Cove PD employee arrested on suspicion of stealing drug money kept as evidence

The Reedley Exponent, reedleyexponent.comBYLINE: Brianna VaccariOrange Cove, CAAn Orange Cove Police Department employee was arrested and admitted stealing $2,940 in drug money kept as evidence, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Of...

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New revelations about ME drug lab failures

The News Journal, delawareonline.comBYLINE: Sean O’Sullivan, The News JournalWilmington, DEDelaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack shows evidence envelopes and tape used to assure chain of custody for samples used as evidence...

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BSO: Deputy Stole Drugs From Dead Man, Lied About It

CBS Miami, miami.cbslocal.comBYLINE: Carey CoddBroward County, FLBroward Sheriff’s OfficeFORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Eduardo Mesa is facing several felony charges — including grand theft and armed tr...

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Detective resigns, pleads guilty to drug possession

Mankato Free Press, mankatofreepress.comBYLINE: Dan Nienaber Mankato, MNPlea agreement includes drug court optionNORTH MANKATO — A North Mankato detective charged with felony theft and drug...

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Ludlow police lieutenant facing drug charges appears in court

WSHM; Springfield, MA., CBS 3 Springfield, cbs3springfield.comBYLINE: Chris Rueli, Digital Content Producer, , MASuspended Ludlow Police Lt. Thomas Foye (MassLive / The Republican)SP...

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Former game warden charged with keeping seized items wants theft charges dropped

Madison.com, host.madison.comBYLINE: Tim DamosReedsburg, WIHorzewskiA former game warden is contesting charges that he used his position to seize items he then kept for himself.The attorney for 45-year-old David G. Horzewski ...

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Mission employee pleads guilty to breach of trust

Mission City Record, missioncityrecord.comBYLINE: Carol Aun - Mission City RecordMission, BCimage credit: RCMP RCMPA former guard looking after the exhibit room at the Mission RCMP detachment has pleaded guilty to breach of t...

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Police cadet charged with stealing drugs, cash from department's evidence room

The Republic, therepublic.comBYLINE: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baltimore County, MDTOWSON, Maryland — A Baltimore County police cadet was charged with stealing drugs and money from the department's evidence room, officers said Wed...

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Baltimore Co. police cadet charged with evidence vault drug theft

The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.comBYLINE: Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun, County, MDNicholas Michael Ishmael, 20 and a police cadet, was released today from the Baltimore County Detention...

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