Marion County Sheriff’s Office implements policy changes for evidence

Ocala Star-Banner, ocala.comBYLINE: Austin L. Miller, Staff writerMarion County, FLThe Marion County Sheriff’s Office has implemented some new policy steps for evidence handling and storage. The changes were prompted after so...

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SPD evidence room bikes

NBC KING5 Western Washington's Home Team, king5.comSeattle, WAA rare look inside the Seattle Police Department's evidence warehouse. One of their goals: return stolen bikes to their rightful owners. Video Link[no text]- - - -...

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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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D.A. Ron Moore releases APD evidence-room audit

Mountain Xpress, Asheville Citizen-Times, Carolina Public Press, mountainx.comBYLINE: Jake FrankelAsheville, NCDistrict Attorney Ron Moore released a 2011 audit of the Police Department Evidence Room June 19, revealing more d...

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St. Louis police records show mishandled evidence

Associated Press, St. Joseph News-Press, newspressnow.comBYLINE: Associated PressSt. Louis, MOST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police records released in a lawsuit over seized 2006 World Series tickets show broader mishandling of o...

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MSP evidence missing in 10 cases

Traverse City Record-Eagle, record-eagle.comBYLINE: MICHELLE MERLIN City, MITRAVERSE CITY — About $9,666 is missing from evidence lockers at the Michigan State Police Cadillac Post, an officia...

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Police investigate JPD evidence room break in

Mississippi News Now, MSNewsNow, wtvm.comBYLINE: Mary Grace Eppes, , MSJACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Jackson Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance has confirmed there was a break in at the JPD evidence...

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Southboro Police Dept.'s old drug evidence still hasn't been destroyed

Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corp., News Telegram, telegram.comBYLINE: Shaun Sutner, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF, , MAFormer Southboro Police Sgt. Michael Crenshaw, shown in his Millville home, broug...

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Attorneys to seek dismissal of teens' drug charges amid Egremont police evidence incident

Berkshire Eagle, BYLINE: John Sakata, Berkshire Eagle StaffEgremont, MAEGREMONT -- Lawyers representing two teenagers facing drug charges will ask a judge next month to dismiss their cases because two Egremont officers violat...

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Ex-wife of McMinn Co. deputy faces drug and theft charges

WorldNow and WRCB, wrcbtv.comBYLINE: WRCB StaffMcMinn County, TN MCMINN COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - The ex-wife of a McMinn County deputy is facing drug and theft charges.The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested Marquita Price ...

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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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Probe: Police 'negligent'

The Sun Chronicle, thesunchronicle.comBYLINE: GEORGE W. RHODES SUN CHRONICLE STAFFAttleboro, MA ATTLEBORO - A year-long probe into the theft of drugs from the police evidence locker came up empty, but an investigator slammed ...

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Southboro's cache of seized drugs stretches back to 1992


BYLINE: Shaun Sutner TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF, to ArticleSouthboro, MAWATCHDOGSouthboro Police Chief Jane Moran says she has been directed by town officials to defer to a lawyer for the town on all ma...

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Evidence handling focus of Asheville rape trial


The Citizen Times, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Clarke MorrisonAsheville, NCAndrew Davis listens while seated beside public defender, LeAnn Melton, during his trial in Buncombe County Superior Court Wednesday. Davis is charged wi...

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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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L.A. Asks High Court to Overturn Ruling on Homeless Belongings

KTLA-TV, ktla.comBYLINE: KTLA 5 Web StaffLos Angeles, CALOS ANGELES — Citing an immediate public health threat, the city of Los Angeles is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court ruling preventing the random s...

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Where's Your Evidence?


The Austin Chronicle, austinchronicle.comBYLINE: Jordan SmithPampa, TXAdvances in forensic science have made physical evidence increasingly crucial in criminal justice – but the practice of preserving and maintaining that evi...

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Police Say Storm Damaged Evidence

The New York Times Company, cityroom.blogs.nytimes.comBYLINE: JOSEPH GOLDSTEINLink to ArticleBrooklyn, NYPolice Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said Tuesday that facilities used for storing evidence in criminal cases suffered f...

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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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Evidence building in police storage


The Post-Crescent, postcrescent.comBYLINE: Jessie Van Berkel, Post-Crescent staff writerLink to ArticleAppleton, WIOfficer Carrie Peters collects and logs evidence in the evidence staging room Aug. 2 at the Appleton Police De...

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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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Kingston council gets update from interim police chief

The Daily Tribune News, daily-tribune.comBYLINE: Jason LowreyLink to ArticleKingston, GAKingston Interim Police Chief Clay Patterson has made numerous strides in reorganizing the Kingston police department in an effort to pre...

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Old Explosives Found In Property Room Of Texas Sheriff’s Office

KWTX-TV News 10, kwtx.comLink to ArticleGalveston County, TXGALVESTON (June 8, 2012) -- Several pounds of old explosives that were discovered in the property room of a Southeast Texas sheriff's department have been safely det...

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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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IMPD deputy chief cleared in Bisard evidence mix-up, back on the job

WXIN-TV, fox59.comBYLINE: Russ McQuaidLink to ArticleIndianapolis, INTop-ranking policewoman cleared in Bisard evidence mix-upVal Cunningham (May 1, 2012)Indianapolis - Deputy Chief Val Cunningham has returned to work at the ...

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Fort Wayne police keep eye on evidence in move

The Associated Press, The Journal Gazette, Cox Media Group, ktvu.comBYLINE: DOMINIC ADAMS Link to ArticleFort Wayne, INFORT WAYNE, Ind. — Capt. Shane Lee's task is to make sure the Fort Wayne Police Department's move from its...

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Police Evidence Room: Drugs, Blood, Bikes, Guns

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Patch.org, NapaPatch, napa.patch.comBYLINE: Marsha Dorgan Link to ArticleNapa, CAInside the climate-controlled room where police store crime-scene evidence and items of value found around town.Community service officer Cindy ...

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Boynton Beach police evidence hard to find in tight space

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The Palm Beach Post, palmbeachpost.comBYLINE: Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post Staff WriterLink to ArticleBoynton Beach, FLEvidence Detective Daniel Cline looks for an item inside the evidence room at the Boynton Beach Police...

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I-Team: Evidence missing from Woonsocket PD

NBC 10 WJAR, Turn to 10.com, turnto10.comBYLINE: Jim TaricaniWoonsocket, RIEvidence in a criminal case involving the Woonsocket Police Department is missing, the NBC 10 I-Team reported Thursday.The I-Team found out that two y...

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Vancouver police open doors to new $45-million digs

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The Province, Pacific Newspaper Group Inc., theprovince.comBYLINE: SUSAN LAZARUK, The Province, to ArticleVancouver, BCProperty cutsodian Terry Zulynik looks over a confiscated weapon at the new V...

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Cleaning up the missing evidence mess

citizen-times.comAsheville, NCThe audit of the Asheville Police Department evidence room shows what everyone had feared: A lot of evidence is missing, especially drugs. There is no substitute for thorough, strict safeguards t...

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Losing crime evidence a worry with LAPD system

The Daily Breeze, dailybreeze.comBYLINE: C.J. Lin, Staff Writer, to ArticleLos Angeles, CAAUDIT: Report months ago found errors, but replacing old tracker will take time.Six months after an audit expo...

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Moss Point working to remedy problems with police department's evidence room

The Mississippi Press, blog.gulflive.comBYLINE: April M. Havens, The Mississippi Press Link to ArticleMoss Point, MSKeith Davis, Moss Point police chiefMOSS POINT, Mississippi -- City aldermen's first meeting of 2012 was cont...

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Evidence vault holds it all

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Calgary Sun, cnews.canoe.caBYLINE: Nadia Moharib, Calgary SunLink to ArticleCalgary, AB, CanadaCalgary Police Service evidence storage facility supervisor R.G. Hemlow among items stored at the facility in Calgary, Alberta, on...

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Secure DEA Warehouse Houses Drugs Seized in Valley

KRGV.com, krgv.comBYLINE: Camaron AbundesLink to ArticleOne VideoMcAllen, TXMCALLEN - The DEA needs a lot more space than a small Valley police department evidence locker to handle all the drugs they seize each day.Beams of l...

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Police evidence facilities running out of space

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Lawrence Journal World, ljworld.comBYLINE: George DiepenbrockLink to ArticleDouglas County, KSLawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib peers into the mountains of cardboard boxes lining the main evidence storage room on the second ...

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Heroin stolen from Will County sheriff's evidence locker

Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.comBYLINE: Steve Schmadeke, Tribune reporterLink to ArticleWill County, ILMissing drugs could hurt prosecutions, experts say A large amount of heroin has been stolen from a shipping container t...

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Drop-box drug disposal program statewide

Canaiden Online Media Network, connecticutplus.comBYLINE: Conencticut Department of Consumer ProtectionLink to ArticleHartford, CTHARTFORD, CT - On the heels of a successful pilot project, the Department of Consumer Protectio...

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Hurricane Katrina mess in Orleans Parish courthouse evidence area is still being cleaned up

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New Orleans Net LLC, nola.comBYLINE: John Simerman, The Times-Picayune Orleans Parish, LALink to ArticleThe Orleans Parish Post-Conviction DNA/Evidence Project is inventorying and organizing criminal evidence at the Orleans P...

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Hurricane Katrina mess in Orleans Parish courthouse evidence area is still being cleaned up

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New Orleans Net LLC, nola.comBYLINE: John Simerman, The Times-Picayune Orleans Parish, LALink to ArticleThe Orleans Parish Post-Conviction DNA/Evidence Project is inventorying and organizing criminal evidence at the Orleans P...

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Fresno Police seize guns at record-breaking numbers

abc30HD, KFSN-TV Fresno, CA, abclocal.go.comBYLINE: Sontaya RoseLink to ArticleOne VideoFresno, CAFRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno Police have spent the summer seizing a record number of guns. The past three months, police hav...

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In Manatee, a turf battle over evidence

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Bradenton.com, bradenton.comBYLINE: LEE WILLIAMS - to ArticleManatee, FLSheriff, administrator at odds over where to house MSO’s ever-growing pile of physical evidence, propertyMANATEE -- For more ...

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Pinal sex-assault DNA testing lags

The Arizona Republic, azcentral.comBYLINE: Lindsey Collom and Caitlin McGladeLink to ArticlePinal County, AZDNA evidence from more than 200 sexual-assault cases in Pinal County has been languishing in the Sheriff's Office pro...

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Evidence in criminal cases requires extra care

News Herald, newsherald.comBYLINE: CHRIS SEGAL / News Herald WriterLink to ArticleBay County, FLBay County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigator Chris Reynolds takes fingerprints from a piece of paper in Lynn Haven Wednes...

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Audit of PCSO evidence storage examines excessive backlog

San Tan Valley Today, santanvalleytoday.comBYLINE: Chase Kamp Today PublicationsLink to ArticlePinal County, AZPCSO evidence storage facilities have material stacked to the ceiling.With evidence warehouse shelves stacked to t...

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Auditor gives Howard County worst rating

The Columbia Daily Tribune, columbiatribune.comBYLINE: Jodie Jackson Jr.Link to ArticleHoward County, Fayette, MOHoward County’s finances are in “poor” condition, according to a state audit that flags a variety of money-handl...

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Where's that gun?

Philadelphia Media Network, Inc., philly.comBYLINE: DAVID GAMBACORTA, 215-854-5994Link to ArticleFUBAR files hold notes on missing stuffPhiladelphia, PAThis label in the Police Department's Firearms Ide...

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Stolen lawn ornaments wind up in Westminster resident's yard

Carroll County Times, carrollcountytimes.comBYLINE: Carrie Ann Knauer, Times Staff WriterLink to ArticleWestminster, MDA strange surprise: About 20 stolen lawn ornaments were placed in Rebecca Hale's Westminster yard overnigh...

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Audit finds problems with evidence handling at Pinal County Sheriff's Office

ABC15 (KNXV-TV), abc15.comBYLINE: Corey RangelLink to ArticleOne VideoPinal County, AZAn independent audit raises some alarming concerns within the Pinal County Sheriff's Property and Evidence Unit which, according to the rep...

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Wilmington police technicians bring order to property and evidence warehouse

StarNewsOnline.comBYLINE: Brian Freskos, to ArticleWilmington, NCPhylisha DellaPia shows some of the steps that have to be taken when rpocessing evidence at the Wilmington Police Departmen...

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