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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 Enforcement has wrapped up its audit of the Sweetwater Po...
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Evidence lost in fire could affect court cases

Star Tribune, startribune.comBYLINE: David Chanen Star TribuneMinneapolis, MNThousands of items were destroyed or damaged in April blaze at Minneapolis property room. The small, smoky fire burned only a short time in the Minneapolis Police Department’s property room last mon...
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15

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 the office's evidence room.Now the Virginia State ...
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27

State investigates missing evidence from Allen County Sheriff’s Office

Civitas Media, The Lima News, limaohio.comBYLINE: Greg Sowinski - County, OHLIMA — Sheriff Sam Crish has called in a state agency to investigate the possible theft of property from the evidence room at the Allen County Sheriff’s Office.“We can...
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JAN
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Dalton officer accused of taking pot from evidence locker

The Scranton Times-Tribune, thetimes-tribune.comBYLINE: DAVID SINGLETON, STAFF WRITER, , PAMcCULLONA part-time borough police officer faces charges relating to accusations that he stole marijuana from the Dalton Police Department’s temporary...
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Tybee Island police laud larger evidence room


Savannah Morning News, savannahnow.comBYLINE: Dash ColemanTybee Island, GASgt. Charlie Powers shows the different bongs the Tybee Island police confiscated inside the property room. The new police station includes a larger property room which houses the more than 200 items. ...
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25

Inside the Montclair Police Department Evidence Room:

The Montclair Times, NorthJersey.com, northjersey.comBYLINE: Eric Kiefer Staff Writer | The Montclair Times, , NJChanging of the guardFirearms like this Mossberg shotgun are among the thousands of items sitting on the shelves of the Montclair P...
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10

Audit: police have been retaining evidence

KOAT-TV, koat.comBYLINE: Matt HowertonGrants, NMNo destruction, disposition orders for evidence obtained since 2010GRANTS, N.M. — A new audit surrounding the Grants Police Department unveils some troubling problems with the department’s police operations.The audit was ordere...
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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 some evidence, including an unloaded semi-automatic ...
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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 of Reedsburg has filed motions to dismiss the case...
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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 details about missing drugs, guns and money that ca...
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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 other evidence by vice and drug officers.A judge la...
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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 official involved in the investigation said.State police ...
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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 room.We don't have a lot of information right now...
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05

Total disaster': Former chief describes evidence room;

Belleville News-Democrat, bnd.comBYLINE: BETH HUNDSDORFERCentreville, ILDNA evidence questionedThe evidence room at the Centreville Police Department was a "total disaster," said James Mister, the former chief, who was accused of burning evidence by an attorney representing ...
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JAN
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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 incident occurred about 11:20 a.m. at 1201 Franklin....
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NOV
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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, brought to light the stockpiling of evidence at the Sou...
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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 violated protocol by breaking into their station's evide...
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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 of Niota after it was revealed she was responsible...
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JUL
09

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 Police Department works, on Friday, June 28, 2013. A...
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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 the department for poor security and record keepin...
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JUN
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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 matters relating to the stockpile of drug evidence. ...
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05

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 with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, fir...
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MAR
20

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 accusations by other police officers about Sallisaw Police ...
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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 seizure and destruction of belongings that homeless...
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16

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 evidence is often underfunded, poorly managed, or jus...
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20

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 flooding during Hurricane Sandy.“In some of our sto...
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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/Daily News)So many guns get confiscated that City H...
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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 Department. / Dan Powers/The Post-CrescentIn a freez...
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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 department's evidence room with a new chief at the ...
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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 prepare it for future expansion. In a monthly update ...
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08

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 detonated.Galveston County sheriff's Maj. Ray Tuttoil...
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03

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 weapons should be destroyed.SPRINGFIELD — In Septe...
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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 Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department after ...
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08

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 Creighton Avenue headquarters to its new home in ...
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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 Hood runs the property and evidence room at the Ci...
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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 Department Friday Feb. 3, 2012. Richard Graulich/...
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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 years ago, a stolen gold necklace and a bracelet we...
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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 Vancouver Police Property Office and Forensic Stora...
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13

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 to avert a repetition.Up to 200 evidence parcels co...
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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 exposed problems with the Los Angeles Police Departmen...
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04

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 contentious and chaotic at times, but the board ultima...
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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 November 12, 2011. )(MIKE DREW/QMI AGENCYCALGARY ...
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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 light bounce off the bundles of marijuana inside a ...
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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 floor of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, ...
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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 that Will County sheriff's police were using to sto...
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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 Protection’s Drug Control Division is offering help to town...
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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 Parish Courthouse on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Some...
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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 Parish Courthouse on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Some...
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