JUN
11

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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JUN
08

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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MAY
25

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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APR
18

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 Department)A former Ellis County sheriff's deputy w...
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15

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 Trahan has been arrested and charged with felony theft....
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15

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. Gazette StaffA former Billings Police Department emp...
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13

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. Alzada Jenkins, 64, was the evidence custodian in t...
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MAR
24

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 year is being investigated by the Maine attorney g...
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MAR
21

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 taking over $10,000 and tampering with physical evid...
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MAR
21

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 Investigation descended on the Flandreau Police Depar...
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MAR
14

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 evidence lockers and taking narcotics, handguns and...
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MAR
14

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 tragically) illustrative of the problem discussed l...
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MAR
08

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 without pay March 2, pending an investigation rega...
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FEB
25

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 in evidence by a former employee, Riviera Beach Po...
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FEB
23

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 Richardson appeared in Monroe Circuit Court on Frid...
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FEB
17

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 Retired Springfield Police Officer Kevin Burnham, r...
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FEB
15

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 police evidence technician accused in October 2014 of ...
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FEB
11

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 for official misconduct and two years deferred judgm...
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FEB
08

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 the Wisconsin Executive Residence.The criminal co...
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FEB
02

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" Tuesday, hours after the Hidalgo County District Attorn...
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JAN
29

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 been formally charged today (Thursday). Thirty-three-...
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JAN
28

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 Press A Halifax Regional Police officer is facing th...
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JAN
27

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 drop box. This comes after a former officer, Matt Alt...
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JAN
16

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 prescription medication that had been seized as e...
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JAN
12

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 room.Kevin Burnham, a decorated and highly respected ...
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JAN
07

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 dollars, plus guns and drugs, one of the department’s ow...
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DEC
30

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 photoMcARTHUR – State authorities will soon be investigating ...
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DEC
30

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, was arrested last month, but the investigation beg...
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DEC
28

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 duty from his squad car and at the department.Rys...
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DEC
18

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, Oklahoma - A former Midwest City police officer is fa...
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DEC
18

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 charges for allegedly stealing and tampering with evid...
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DEC
12

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 procedures for its Take it to the Box safe drug disposal pr...
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DEC
03

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 24 kilograms of cocaine and 33 kilograms of ganja. ...
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NOV
21

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 stole and tampered with drug evidence. (Beth Nakamura/...
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NOV
19

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 officers who failed their lie detector tests. Below is t...
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OCT
28

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

1240 AM WBIW, wbiw.com BYLINE: WBIW » News » state Columbus, IN (COLUMBUS) - A Columbus police officer has resigned and the Indiana State Police are investigating an incident involving the Columbus Police Department's property storage room and narcotics. A Columbus police of...
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OCT
28

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 storage room and narcotics.A Columbus police office...
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OCT
27

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 District to avoid the appearance of a conflict of in...
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OCT
27

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 District to avoid the appearance of a conflict of in...
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SEP
28

Sergeant whose decision derailed murder case was tied to lost evidence in 2013

Omaha World-Herald, omaha.comBYLINE: Todd Cooper / World-Herald staff writerOmaha, NEThe sergeant in charge of the 2014 murder case that fell apart last week faced major questions, even an internal investigation, over lost evidence in a 2013 murder case.Omaha Police Sgt. Mat...
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SEP
25

Ex-State College police officer sentenced in evidence room drug thefts

Centre Daily Times, centredaily.comBYLINE: Clayton OverState College, PAA former State College police officer arrested earlier this year on charges related to stealing drugs from the department’s evidence room will see jail time after entering guilty pleas to the charges Tue...
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25

Hartford Police Department Property Room Employee Fired, Arrested For Larceny

Hartford Courant, courant.com BYLINE: David Moran Hartford, CT A civilian employee in Hartford PD property room fired and arrested for misappropriating evidence HARTFORD – A former city employee assigned to the police department's evidence room was fired and later charged wi...
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SEP
22

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 officer and senior evidence room custodian, pleaded g...
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16

Former Ansonia officer arrested for evidence tampering

WTNH NEWS 8, wtnh.com BYLINE: Dylan Hyman, WTNH.com Staff Ansonia, CT (WTNH) — Former Ansonia Police Officer Matthew Macero has been arrested on charges that he tampered with and stole evidence from the Ansonia Police Department back in 2013. The Connecticut State Police han...
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16

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 and cash from the department. (File photo)CLEVELAND...
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16

Fired Cottage Grove police officer being investigated by FBI for improper evidence handling

The Register-Guard, registerguard.comBYLINE: The Register-GuardCottage Grove, ORFormer Cottage Grove police officer Phil Beach is being investigated for possible criminal charges by the FBI for violation of department policy regarding the handling of evidence, the Cottage Gr...
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AUG
28

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 to 59 felony charges for stealing out of the Allen...
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20

2nd former Aragon officer charged, accused of stealing gun from evidence room

The Polk County Standard Journal, northwestgeorgianews.com/polkfishwrap/news/localBYLINE: Kevin MyrickAragon, GAJohn GoodwillA former Aragon Police Department lieutenant is facing felony and misdemeanor theft charges in a second incident of a gun theft from the city’s eviden...
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18

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 Enforcement has wrapped up its audit of the Sweetwater Po...
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17

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

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BYLINE: Paul J. Henderson, Chilliwack Times

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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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