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Property & Evidence
Responsibilities
The Property and Evidence Unit is responsible for receiving, cataloging, storing, and maintaining all evidence collected during a sheriff's office investigation. Evidence may include:
  • Blood samples
  • Firearms
  • Found property
  • Items collected as part of an investigation
  • Personal property
  • Urine samples
  • Weapons

The unit's primary function is to retain evidence for the prosecution of criminal court cases. The unit is also responsible for the proper intake, control, storage, release, and/or disposal of all property confiscated, appropriated, seized, or otherwise taken into custody by the Colusa County sheriff's office. This property may include recovered stolen, abandoned, and found property as well as property received for safekeeping.

Returning Property
The property section is also responsible for returning property according to California statute.  

Disposal of Firearms & Ammunition 
The Colusa County sheriff's office will dispose of any unwanted firearms and ammunition for the general public upon receiving a signed release. For more information, please call the staff directly at (530) 458-0200.