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Property and Evidence

How to obtain property / evidence that was seized by the Torrington Police Department.

Items or evidence related to a case that is connected with an arrest(s) are only released by the Court with a Court Order after the final disposition of the case.

A Request for an Early Release of Evidence related to a case involving an arrest(s) can be completed when  being deprived of the items seized by the police creates a hardship for the owner of the items.The request is made on a "Request for an Early Release of Evidence" form which is available at the Torrington Police Department. The form, once completed, should be forwarded to the Torrington Police Department Evidence Room to be transmitted to the appropriate court.

Found property and all other property seized by police where there is no arrest associated with the case and the rightful owner is known may be returned to the rightful owner through an appointment with the Evidence Office.Found property and all other property seized by police where there is no arrest associated with the case and the rightful owner is not known will be held for 6 months.After the 6 month period the following applies:

  • The property may be returned to the finder.
  • The property may be sold at public auction.
  • The property may be destroyed.

The Torrington Police Department uses the services of PropertyRoom.com to auction unclaimed items of value.

All questions related to property seized by the Torrington Police Department can be directed to the Property Room at 860-489-2048.