Property / Evidence
The Soledad Police Department Property Room is staffed by one full-time Property and Evidence Technician, Patricia Aceves, who reports to the Records Supervisor. She is primarily responsible for the intake, processing, safeguarding, and disposal of evidence, property, and found items.
Citizens, who have been arrested and have had to leave their personal property with the Soledad Police Department, are encouraged to pick up their items as soon as possible after discharge from the jail. After 60 days, a letter will be sent to the owner and a deadline of 15 calendar days will be given for pick-up. After that time, the items are disposed of as appropriate.
Information on the Law Enforcement Gun Release Program
On January 1, 2005, the Law Enforcement Gun Release (LEGR) process became effective with the addition of Penal Code (PC) section 12021.3. This process requires any person who claims title to any firearm that is in the custody or control of a court or law enforcement agency and who wishes to have the firearm returned to submit a LEGR Application form for a determination by the Department of Justice (DOJ) as to whether he or she is eligible to possess a firearm.
LEGR Application Submission Process
Individuals seeking the return of a firearm(s) that is in the custody or control of a court or law enforcement agency must submit a LEGR Application along with the appropriate fees to the Department of Justice (DOJ). A firearms eligibility check will be conducted to determine if the applicant is lawfully eligible to possess firearms. A notice of the results will be sent to the applicant. The notice must be presented to the court or agency within thirty (30) days of the date of the notice. Failure to do so will result in the need to submit a new application and fees and undergo another firearms eligibility check.
Submission requirements and processing fees are available on the Law Enforcement Gun Release (LEGR) Application
. DO NOT use any other firearms transaction form or PFEC application to apply for a LEGR.
The property room is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please set an appointment to reclaim your property by calling the Property / Evidence Unit at (831) 223-5149.