If you are arrested it is the policy of the Hanover Police Department to safekeep any personal property left at the station. Personal property can be retrieved from the Hanover Police Department by contacting Detective Jonathan Abban, [email protected]. Please email Detective Abban to arrange a time to pick up your personal property.
Chapter 135: Section 7
Property taken by police officers from persons under arrest; disposition
If property which has been stolen, lost, abandoned or taken from a person under arrest comes into the possession of a member of the police department of a city by virtue of his office, he shall deliver the same to the officer or member of the department designated by the rules thereof, and shall thereupon be relieved from further responsibility therefor. The officer or member to whom such property is so delivered shall give notice as provided in section one of chapter one hundred and thirty-four. The word “city” as used in this and the four following sections shall include town.
Unclaimed and Abandoned Propert
Chapter 135: Section 8. If such property remains unclaimed in the possession of such police department or member thereof for one month and the owner thereof or his place of abode or business is unknown, or if the owner and his place of abode or business are known and the owner, after receipt by registered mail of a written notice from such department or member to take possession of said property, refuses or fails for a period of ten days following said receipt so to do, such department may sell the same, excepting money unclaimed, by public auction, notice of the time and place of sale, with a description of the property to be sold, first being given by publishing the same once in each of three successive weeks in a newspaper published in such city. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than one hundred dollars and by forfeiture of any such property obtained as a result of such violation.
Lost and Found
Anyone who finds property may turn that over to the Hanover Police Department. We make any and all attempts to find and contact the owner of the lost property.