Throughout the year, property that has been collected at various buildings and property that residents find are turned into the police station. After certain periods of time, as specified by law and after attempting to locate an owner or hoping the owner will call us looking for it, the Evidence Section may dispose of property that is no longer required to be stored. In the past, the Evidence Section in conjunction with the UCF Student Government would conduct an on-campus auction where this type property was auctioned to the highest bidder. Today, the UCF Police Department utilizes the services of Propertyroom.com an online auction site specializing in property from police agencies across the country, to auction off all of our abandoned, stolen, lawfully seized, or unclaimed property of all types, remaining unclaimed for 30 days or more. This is an ongoing auction available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Items being auctioned included electronics, jewelry, clothing, bicycles, tools, sporting equipment and other items. The official web site is www.propertyroom.com.
From our early days as an online police auction site, there was one piece of property & evidence that we did not touch – firearms. However, recently for many states and jurisdictions it has become a requirement, and even mandated, for law enforcement agencies to auction off their seized, forfeited and unclaimed firearms just as they do with other parts of the property and evidence room.
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If it looks too good to be true, chances are it is, and there’s a simple reason why. While bodywork is expensive, it pales in comparison to the kind of profit a car will turn if a high-bidding buyer doesn’t notice it. A thorough pre-bid inspection should hopefully illuminate any issues prior to putting down your money. For more info on what shoddy bodywork can hide, don’t forget to read our write-up on nine ways you can tell if a car has been in a wreck.