Property / Evidence
This unit provides for efficient and secure transportation, handling and storage of items entered into evidence by our Officers. Items entered into the Evidence unit may include evidence, stolen, safekeeping or found property. This Unit ensures the integrity of the items by maintaining the “Chain of Custody” in accordance with Arizona State Law and Chino Valley Police Department Policy.
How to obtain your Property/Evidence
All evidence, found property and safekeeping property will be released by the Property Custodian by appointment only.
Please call to make an appointment @ 928-636-4223 ext. 1278, Monday thru Thursday 7:30am to 5:00pm
After cases are adjudicated, the Property and Evidence Unit will attempt to locate the owners of evidence property that has been held for trial. If successful, this property will be returned. If not successful, the Unit will dispose of the property according to Arizona Revised Statutes and Town of Chino Valley Junction Ordinances. It is the Owner’s responsibility to keep contact information up to date with the Evidence Unit.
Lost and Found (updated as of 10-01-2020)
The following items are lost, unclaimed, or found in possession of the Chino Valley Police Department. The Town of Chino Valley Police Department is hereby giving notice to any potential claimant of the listed items. Potential claimants will have a period of 30 days from the date of this publication to contact the Chino Valley Police Department Property and Evidence Section at 1950 Voss Drive, Chino Valley, AZ 86323 or by phone at (928)636-4223 ext 1278 to make a claim. Appointments will be made Monday - Thursday. If you do not call to make an appointment, the Property Technician may not be available to release your property. Proof of ownership will be required. Claimants must possess and show valid photo identification upon return of any property. At the end of this 30-day period all unclaimed items will be disposed of according to Arizona Revised Statutes 12-941, 12-942, 12-944 and 12-945.