Property Room News - November 2016

Police agency property and evidence rooms get a lot of media attention, both positive and negative. Here are a few of the recent P&E headlines.

Police officer arrested after being accused of stealing drug-related evidence

November 10, 2016 — CENTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Criminal charges have been filed against a police officer who authorities said admitted to theft and attempted concealment and destruction of evidence.

Sergeant's gambling tied to missing $9,600 from evidence room

November 7, 2016 — CADILLAC, Mich. — A former state police sergeant in charge of a post's evidence room is accused of stealing nearly $10,000, police said.

Document: Pflugerville police lost money seized from gaming house

November 7, 2016— PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — An amount of at least $500 missing from the Pflugerville Police Department evidence room is connected to a seizure that occurred six years ago at a gaming house in Austin, according to a court document.

Danville Police Department in need of expansion

November 7, 2016 — DANVILLE, Virginia — A study of the Danville PD determined that the department needs an additional 25,000 square feet of space to help, among other things, expand the evidence room.

Former SD highway patrolman accused of keeping seized drug money

November 7, 2016 — PLATTE, S.D. — A former South Dakota highway patrolman is charged with taking nearly $70,000 from drug arrests over the past four years.

Police chief says hidden evidence room key used as a "backup and convenience measure"

November 6, 2016 — FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — A hidden key Framingham evidence officers were previously able to use to access the department’s evidence room through an outer door was used as a backup and convenience measure if they locked themselves out, Police Chief Kenneth Ferguson said in a press release Saturday.

Investigation forces changes at MVPD

November 5, 2016 — MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Changes to how the Mount Vernon PD handles and disposes of evidence have been implemented in the wake of the FBI's investigation into a former detective there.

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