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Property in the custody of the Walla Walla Police Department is held for any of the following reasons:

  • Evidence in Criminal Cases
  • Safekeeping
  • Found/Abandoned Property
  • Property held pending forfeiture

Property is released only to the legal owner of the property or their designate and by appointment only. If property is being held as evidence in a criminal case, it cannot be released without a court order, approval of the City Attorney, or approval of the Prosecuting Attorney, depending upon which court is handling the charges.

Found Bicycles

The Property/Evidence Unit also stores bicycles found within the city limits. If your bicycle has been stolen, you need to file a formal stolen report with the Police Department. You will need as much identifying information as possible, including the make, model, color, wheel size, serial number, and any special identifying marks or other equipment.

Many bicycles are recovered that cannot be matched to stolen reports because of the lack of available identifying information. You may call the property and evidence unit and schedule an appointment to view the recovered bicycles.

Claiming Property

If you find property and have turned it into the Police Department and would like to claim the property if it is not claimed by the rightful owner, please request a copy of the found property law from our department. This will explain what must be done to claim the property and comply with the law.

The City of Walla Walla Police Department conducts ongoing online public auctions to dispose of unclaimed property (bicycles, car stereo equipment, power and hand tools, cameras, jewelry, toys, sporting goods, etc.). You can find information at Property Room.