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309 N 5th St, Norfolk, NE 68701
Phone: (402) 844-2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Property

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you cannot claim your property during these hours, arrangements can be made by calling the Property Officer at 402-844-2161.

All property seized, recovered, found or otherwise taken into custody by the Police Division is secured and held in storage under the supervision of the Property Officer. Following is a list of items frequently inquired about and procedures followed in their return or disposal.

Found Property - Known Owner

If the owner is known and the property can be released, the Property Officer will send a letter to the last known address notifying him/her of such. If the owner fails to claim the property within thirty (30) days of the notification, the property will be destroyed or sold at auction as appropriate.

Found Property  - Unknown Owner

If the owner is unknown, the finder can claim the property after 30 days. To claim the property, the finder must request the property in person or in writing. After 30 days the finder is sent a letter notifying them to pick up the property. If the finder fails to, the property will be destroyed or sold at auction as appropriate.  These items can be viewed/bought at propertyroom.com.   

Property Held For Prosecution

In cases where property is being held for prosecution, it generally takes at least three months before a case is disposed of and the property can be released. There is also a 30-day appeal period in which the property must be held after the date of court disposition. At the time a disposition is received from the court, a letter will be sent to the owner of the property and they will have 30 days to pick up the property or it will be destroyed or auctioned.

Guns

Guns no longer needed for evidence and that have been used in the commission of the crime will be destroyed. The gun will be destroyed 60 days after receiving notice of a court disposition of the case. If the owner wants his gun returned, he must obtain a court order to have the gun released to him. If a request is made by the owner for the return of the gun, the owner has 30 days to obtain a court order to have a gun returned. Guns held by the Police Division because of domestic or mental situations will be destroyed if used in a threatening manner. These cases will be dealt with on an individual basis. Guns used in a suicide can be returned to the family of the deceased.