PROPERTY RELEASE

LAFOLLETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT

PROPERTY RELEASE DESCRIPTION

PROPERTY RELEASE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY; CALL THE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN AT (423)563-0685 FOR AN APPOINTMENT

THE PROPERTY LISTED ON THE FRONT OF THIS SHEET IS CURRENTLY UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE LAFOLLETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT. PLEASE REVIEW THE APPROPRIATE DIRECTIONS TO RECOVER YOUR PROPERTY.

 

HELD FOR OBSERVATION (72 HOURS): PROPERTY WILL BE HELD FOR 72 HOURS PENDING ISSUANCE OF COMPLAINT. AFTER 72 HOURS THE PROPERTY WILL BE RETURNED, UPON PROOF OF OWNERSHIP, IF NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN ISSUED.

 

HELD DUE TO MENTAL ILLNESS/PSYCHIATRIC COMMITMENT: WEAPONS HAVE BEEN SEIZED PURSUANT TO LAW. TO HAVE YOUR WEAPON(S) RETURNED, YOU MUST FILE A COURT ORDER WITH THE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN WITHIN 15 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE OFFENCE, IN WHICH, THE WEAPON(S)  WAS SEIZED. IF A COURT ORDER HAS NOT BEEN FILED,WITHIN THE SPECIFIED TIME, THE WEAPON(S) WILL BE DESTROYED WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE.

 

FOUND: ITEM WILL BE HELD FOR 60 DAYS. FINDERS: AFTER 60 DAYS CONTACT THE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN FOR INFORMATION ON THE PROCEDURE THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED TO CLAIM THE PROPERTY. (WEAPONS WILL NOT BE RELEASED)

 

STOLEN OR EMBEZZLED PROPERTY: PROPERTY HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM YOU, WHICH IS ALLEGEDLY STOLEN OR EMBEZZLED. UPON THE FILING OF THE DECLARATION OF OWNERSHIP, AND AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD ON THE MATTER, THE PROPERTY MAY BE TURNED OVER TO THE PERSON CLAIMING TO BE THE TRUE OWNER. IF CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE FILED, YOU MAY ASK THE COURT THAT HEARS THE CASE TO REVIEW THE DECISION ON THIS DEPARTMENT CONCERNING THE RETURN OF THE PROPERTY. YOU HAVE 15 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE OFFENSE TO ASSERT ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE IN THE PROPERTY TAKEN FROM YOU. IF YOU CHOOSE TO WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS, SUCH ACTION MAY NOT BE HELD AGAINST YOU IN ANY CRIMINAL PROCEEDING. YOU MUST NOTIFY THE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN IN WRITING WITHIN 15 DAYS OF THE OFFENSE IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A CLAIM.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: IF THE WEAPON WAS HELD FOR SAFEKEEPING BECAUSE OF A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DISPUTE, CONTACT THE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN FOR ASSISTANCE. YOU MUST PRESENT TO THE LAFOLLETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT A SIGNED COURT ORDER FROM THE GENERAL SESSIONS JUDGE OF CAMPBELL COUNTY, TENNESSEE ORDERING SAID WEAPON TO BE RETURNED. YOU WILL HAVE SIXTY (60) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE OFFENSE, IN WHICH, THE WEAPON WAS SEIZED, TO HAVE THE COURT ORDER PRESENTED TO THE LAFOLLETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT. IF WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS THERE IS NO COURT ORDER FILED WITH THE LAFOLLETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT, SAID WEAPON WILL BE DISPOSED OF.

 

EVIDENCE: ITEMS WILL BE RELEASED TEN (10) DAYS AFTER FINAL COURT ADJUDICATION OF THE CASE. IF A SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE OR NEED IS INVOLVED, PLEASE CONTACT THE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN. ITEMS NOT PICKED UP WITHIN FOUR (4) MONTHS AFTER THE COURT ADJUDICATION WILL BE DISPOSED OF WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE.

 

SAFEKEEPING: ITEMS WILL BE HELD TEN (10) DAYS FOR PICKUP BY OWNER. AFTER THIRTY (30) DAYS ITEMS WILL BE DISPOSED OF.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE RELEASE OF PROPERTY, PLEASE CALL (423)563-0685 TUESDAY THRU THURSDAY FROM 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM. PICTURE I.D. IS REQUIRED.

 

PROPERTY IS RELEASED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

CALL (423)563-0685 TO ARRANGE FOR THE RELEASE OF YOUR PROPERTY