Our Mission:To promote
an atmosphere of partnership with the community, working together toward
the common goal of protecting life and property. We are determined to
enhance the overall quality of life through mutual trust, respect, and
the fair and equitable enforcement of the laws while carefully
safeguarding the dignity of all.
In accordance with Massachusetts General Law, unclaimed and abandoned property will be sold by means of an online auction by PROPERTY ROOM.com (www.propertyroom.com). The property may include bicycles, jewelry, televisions, computer equipment, electronics, tools, watches, cameras, apparel, and other unclaimed property. The items to be auctioned are in "AS IS" condition and are in no way guaranteed or under warranty by the Ashland Police Department or the Town of Ashland.
Any person who believes they may have unclaimed property being held by the Ashland Police Department (or is currently up for auction), should contact the department immediately at 1-508-881-1212 to determine if they have a claim to the property (proof of ownership will be required).
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS
regarding property found, recovered, or abandoned and now in the possession of or reported to the police department.
CHAPTER 134: SECTION 1. Report of lost money or goods by finder.
CHAPTER 135: SECTION 7. Property taken by police officers from persons under arrest; disposition
CHAPTER 135: SECTION 8. Unclaimed property in possession of police department; sale at public auction; notice
Victim Notification Program
ICE along with the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding criminal alien's release from custody.
Click on this link for more information: http://www.ice.gov/victim-notification/