Police - Evidence/Property
The mission of the Asheboro Police Department Property and Evidence Unit is to provide professional care, custody, and control of all property submissions held by the Asheboro Police Department. The Property and Evidence Control Unit is responsible for warehousing items identified as evidence, abandoned (found property), and recovered property as well as the lawful disposal of the property.
Staff:Ruby Hunter – Property and Evidence Control Technician
Phone and Voicemail:(336) 626-1300 x 300
Location:Asheboro Police Evidence Property and Evidence Unit is located at the Asheboro Police Department Headquarters - 205 E. Academy St. Asheboro, NC 27203.
Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
The Asheboro Police Evidence Property and Evidence Unit requires that persons retrieving property have proper identification and sign a notice of reception of the property. Property associated with a criminal case that is currently in litigation will not be released until the case is complete and a court disposition signed by a judge is receivedl There are also other laws and procedures that govern the release of found property and stolen property.
An appointment must be made to pick up property between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Please call (336) 6262-1300 x 300 to get further information on the process for obtaining property or to make an appointment.
Weapon Releases:The United States Gun Control Act of 1968 requires that anyone receiving a weapon be subject to a criminal history research. This procedure is conducted prior to the property release and may take additional time to complete. There are other requirements not listed as gun releases are a lengthy process. Defense attorneys can assist the owner in claiming weapons.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do I claim my property?
A: Call and speak to a member of the Property and Evidence Control Unit at (336) 626-1300 Ext. 300. Items taken as evidence and all firearms will need a court order (disposition) from the court having jurisdiction over the criminal case.
Q: My property was taken as evidence, when can I retrieve it?
A: That depends on the judge, prosecutor or the officer/detective conducting the investigation.
Q: Can someone else pick up my property for me?
A: No. Property must be picked up by owner with identification.
Q: How do I obtain a disposition to restore property?
A: Defendants should ask defensive attorney to submit the request. Complainant (Victim) may contact the prosecutor or a member of the Property and Evidence Control Unit at (336) 626-1300 Ext. 300 to request the return of stolen property.
Q: I lost my wallet (or other item) can I call and have someone check if it has been turned in to the Police Department?
A: Yes. Contact a member of the Property and Evidence Control Unit at (336) 626-1300 ext. 300 and provide a complete description of the item. The property room staff will conduct a search for the item(s).