The Evidence/Property Control function receives records and retains property held for evidence in criminal prosecutions, as well as found and recovered property. Criminal cases require special chain-of-custody handling to make sure everyone who handles the evidence is recorded for the court cases which may follow. This unit also retains lost and/or recovered property until the owner can claim the property. Property may normally be picked up Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM, but is recommended an appointment be made to do so. Property may be released to the owner of record with proper identification. Acceptable Identification includes; driver's license, student ID, photo credit card or state identification card.
Fingerprinting is available Monday through Friday; walk-ins are welcome from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. For your convenience, appointments can be made between the hours of 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The charge is $10.00 payable by cash, check or money order to "Town of Boone" (no debit or credit are accepted). If you require Livescan electronic fingerprinting and submission, this is available at the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.
If you need to inquire regarding administrative issues, lost property or you have any questions, you may contact Evidence/Property Control by telephone 828-268-6930 or email April Gunter.