CHAPTER 17A. PROPERTY.
Article I. Lost and Abandoned Property.
Sec. 17A-1-2. Safekeeping and inventory by police department.
(a) Property received pursuant to Section 17A-1-1 of this chapter shall be
stored by the city in a safe place for a period of three months, unless sooner
claimed by the true owner. Any property not claimed by the end of the
three-month period shall be deemed unclaimed property and shall be subject to
disposal pursuant to this article.
(b) For the purposes of identifying the
true owner of the property, identifying and disposing of any dangerous or
perishable items, and documenting the contents of any item of property for the
protection of the true owner, the police department may conduct an inventory
search of any property found. To the extent reasonably necessary to fulfill
these purposes, the police department may open closed containers found within
any item of property. (Ord. No. 935, § 4; Ord. No. 937, § 1;
Ord. No. 1219, § 3 (part); Ord. No. 1258, § 2; Ord. No.
1460, § 3 (part).)