Evidence Rooms in the News: November 2014

Here's a quick summary of some evidence rooms making headlines across the United States in November 2014.


Farmington police identify 48 suspects impacted by pill, cash theft

October 21, 2014 - FARMINGTON, N.M. - The alleged theft of pills and cash from the Farmington Police Department's evidence room may have an impact on 48 criminal cases, according to the local District Attorney's Office.

Former Ludlow Police Lt. Pleads Guilty to Drug, Evidence Tampering Charges

October 22, 2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - A 26-year veteran of the Ludlow Police Department in Massachusetts plead guilty to charges that he stole drugs from an evidenc eroom and posession of cocaine.

Vermont Police Officer Released to Rehab After Allegedly Swiping Drug Evidence


November 18, 2014 - COLCHESTER, VT. - An officer, formerly in charge of the Colchester Police Department's evidence room, was released from jail to a residential drug-treatment program after being accused of stealing heroin, other drugs, and a gun from evidence storage lockers.

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Recovering Latent Fingerprints from Cadavers

IN A HOMICIDE CASE, the recovery of latent impressions from a body is just one more step that should be taken in the process of completing a thorough search. This article is directed at crime-scene technicians and the supervisors who support and direct evidence-recovery operations both in the field and in the controlled settings of the medical examiner’s office or the morgue under the coroner’s direction.