P&E Headlines - October 2015

Here are a few headlines about property and evidence rooms from across the country.

Evidence room upgrade

October 16, 2015 — WESTON COUNTY, Wyo. — Weston County Commissioners recently voted to authorize a resolution that would allow $90,000 of countywide grant funds to be used for improvements to a building interior used by the sheriff's office to store evidence. The move was initiated after officials turned their attention to un-used funds from a stalled Emergency Operation Center project and a request for evidence room improvements was made by Sheriff Bryan Colvard.

Police station remodel will not go on ballot

October 10, 2015 — ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The Ellensburg Police Department is due for a remodel, and storage is at the top of its want list. Poor ventilation, a biohazard-drying area that shares space with the storage of backpacks from homeless or drunk arrestees, and an overcrowded evidence room were listed as issues that need to be corrected.

City finally sacks Speed from Hornell PD

October 2, 2015 — HORNELL, NY — A former senior evidence room custodian was terminated from employment at the police department where she allegedly stole approximately $15,000 from evidence collected in 2012.

Hartford City Clerk Stole Marijuana From PD Because She Had Cravings

September 30, 2015 — HARTFORD, Conn. — A former civilian clerk in the Hartford Police Department's property room has been accused of stealing three bags of marijuana and pills. The evidence was discovered missing during a routine audit of the property room in August.


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Court Case Update

FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE went through a nearly three-year ordeal in the New Hampshire court system, but eventually emerged unscathed. On April 4, 2008, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision of a lower court to exclude expert testimony regarding fingerprint evidence in the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Richard Langill. The case has been remanded back to the Rockingham County Superior Court.