Chapter 1.32
UNCLAIMED – CONFISCATED PROPERTY

Sections:

1.32.010    Declaration of purpose.

1.32.020    Records to be kept – Notice of sale – Time limit for keeping.

1.32.030    Sale – Conduct of.

1.32.040    Beer kegs – Storage and handling fees.

1.32.010 Declaration of purpose.

All property coming into the hands of the police department of the city of Wenatchee through seizure, abandonment or otherwise shall be held and disposed of as provided in this chapter. (Ord. 2003-07 § 1)

1.32.020 Records to be kept – Notice of sale – Time limit for keeping.

There shall be kept in the office of the chief of police a record containing a description of all property seized or taken by any member of the police force, or coming into the possession of the police department, with the date of its receipt and the manner in which, and source from which it was received.

The chief of police shall, whenever he deems it necessary and whenever the amount of such property justifies the expense, publish in the official newspaper a description of all such property which shall have been in custody for a period of three months or more, unless the same shall have been ordered destroyed, together with a notice that the same will be sold at public auction at a place therein stated, not less than 10 days after the publication of such notice, unless the owners shall, prior to such time, prove ownership and reclaim the same. (Ord. 2003-07 §§ 2, 3)

1.32.030 Sale – Conduct of.

As provided in said notice of sale, the chief of police, any authorized officer, or any authorized organization, shall sell at public auction said property and the proceeds from the sale thereof shall be deposited with the city treasurer. (Ord. 2003-07 § 4)

1.32.040 Beer kegs – Storage and handling fees.

The city of Wenatchee police department is authorized and directed to assess and collect a storage and handling fee in an amount to be established by the chief of police for each beer keg coming into the possession of the police department of the city of Wenatchee which shall be paid upon its return to a licensed manufacturer, importer, or wholesaler who can establish the right of possession thereto. (Ord. 3056 § 1, 1994; Ord. 2925 § 1, 1992)