All property retained as evidence must be approved before it can be returned to the owner(s). All evidence is stored in a secure section of the Police Department until it is no longer required.
If you have questions about the retention of your property, contact the detective or officer assigned to your case at (520) 344-7000.
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If you are looking for a lost or stolen bicycle, click on the following link to check our Unclaimed Property Listing. Please note that property is only kept for 30 days.
Safekeeping property is any article of value left behind by the owner at the scene of an incident involving the police, such as, firearm confiscation due to a court order, a vehicle collision, or a booking arrest. The Property and Evidence Bureau may dispose of this property if unclaimed after 30 days.
To claim a firearm, you must contact Property & Evidence staff at 520-344-7001. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, social security number, and case number so that a background and ATF check can be completed. An appointment to pick up the firearm(s) will be set once these requirements have been completed.
All found items are held for no more than 30 days. If no owner is identified, the item is then eligible to be auctioned, utilized for police department use, or destroyed in accordance with the law.
Click on the following link to be taken to the Town of Sahuarita's Public Surplus (auction) site.
If you receive a Disposal Notification from the Property and Evidence Bureau, you will have thirty (30) days from the date listed on the website Unclaimed Property Listing to claim your property, or the Sahuarita Police Department may dispose of this item by auction, destruction, or conversion to law enforcement use.
If you are unable to pick up your property, you may ask someone to pick it up on your behalf. Your designee must have a legal notarized statement from you authorizing him/her to pick up your items. A member of the Property & Evidence Bureau must be notified in advance that someone else will be picking up your property. Your designee must present his/her valid, government-issued photo identification.
You may call the Property & Evidence Bureau at (520) 344-7001.
The Sahuarita Police Department disposes of unclaimed property, within 30 days, through auction, conversion to department or Town use, or destruction following all state guidelines.