Evidence is missing from Starke Police Department
Police usually investigate crimes that happen to other people, but now a police force apparently has been victimized. Some evidence that had been in the possession of police is missing and this has sparked an internal investigation at the Starke Police Department.
Chief Jeff Johnson of the Starke Police Department doesn't want to believe there is a reason to have his own department investigated. He says because policies and procedures were possibly not followed, they are missing money from the evidence room. A Starke police officer arrested two people last tuesday at this cvs for prescription fraud. The officer took prescription pills and almost two thousand dollars from the one of the suspects. The report says he logged everything into evidence, but when the evidence custodian checked two days later, the money was missing.
If the evidence custodian is not in, officers are supposed to lock the evidence in a locker, but instead it was put under this door with a two inch gap. The door has two bolt locks, a regular lock and a security system. Until the door is refitted, police say they will have to lock all the doors leading to the evidence room.
Starke police say the investigation will continue until they find out who took the money.
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