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Q. I had a piece of expensive jewelry stolen while in a domestic relationship. I know who took it as does my previous partner. the item has been missing for about 3 months. I gave the ex time to get it back from his child, who stole it. the item is not returned. Can I still file a police report of the stolen item?
Dear Juneau Resident,
You should absolutely report the theft, especially if you have any feeling the jewelry was traded for drugs. JPD often collects items believed to be stolen but if we can't find the original owner the person in possession gets a free pass for being in possession of stolen property and even gets to keep the item.
Jewelry is notoriously hard to match to a written description. If you had a picture to go with the report, even of you wearing the item, please provide that. If you know the store where the item was purchased a jeweler might also be able to help identify the item.