I have received some questions as to when the Wauwatosa Police Department is holding the next auction; the answer is right now. But wait, don't come running over to the department because we have gone high tech! Instead of holding an annual auction, recovered property can be bid on at www.propertyroom.com just like on Ebay. For the past couple years the department has been using propertyroom.com as a clearing house for unclaimed recovered property.
Here is how it works, after an exhaustive effort of trying to locate the lawful owner for a piece of recovered property it is shipped to propertyroom.com who in turn lists it on their website for bidding. The winning bidder pays shipping and handling and the price received for the item is split 50/50 between propertyroom.com and the City. The funds returned to the City are then placed in the general fund.
So, if you like the idea of looking for bargains at a police auction you can go 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and shop. Good luck!