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Forensic Scientist

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Education

Professional Affiliations

 

 

Certifications

 

Certification in Firearms, Toolmarks, and Gunshot Residue Examination
Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE)

 

Employment

 

Nov. 7, 2005 - Present  Noedel Scientific
Forensic Consultant  Consultation, Reconstruction, Training, Testimony, Analysis 

Noedel Scientific provides expert forensic analysis in a variety of areas including crime scene reconstruction, firearms examination, bloodstain pattern analysis, and case review. Examinations conducted are prepared with an emphasis on scientific detail for future court presentation.

Apr. 9, 1990 - Nov. 4, 2005  Washington State Patrol Crime Lab

Forensic Scientist III

Crime Scene Response, Firearm and Tool Mark Exam, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Chemistry, Trace Evidence

The Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory provided forensic examinations for all of the police, sheriff, and prosecuting attorneys in the state of Washington. Of the services offered by the Tacoma Crime Lab, I worked in Chemistry, Drug Analysis, Fire Debris, Trace Evidence, Crime Scene Response, Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation, Firearms and Toolmarks Analysis.

 

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

 

·         Factory Authorized Armory Certification from the following firearm manufacturers:

Colt                              Smith & Wesson                  Ruger

Sig Sauer                     Glock                                   Remington

Beretta                         Heckler & Koch (MP-5)

·         Beeman Air Rifle Workshop

·         Lassen College Law Enforcement school

·         ATF Arson and Accelerant Detection

·         California Department of Justice Basic Forensic Hair examination

·         Restek Capillary Chromatography Seminar

·         Tire Footprint Workshop

·         McCrone's Advanced Microscopy

·         Crime Scene Photography

·         Hewlett Packard Gas Chromatography Inlet Systems

·         Infra-red Technology--Bio Rad

·         Advanced Crime Scene Response

·         Crime Scene response In Service Training

·         Exterior Ballistics and Reloading

·         Crime Scene Response-Criminal Justice Training Center

·         Characterization of Projectile Performance-Yuma proving Grounds

·         ATF Serial Number Restoration

·         Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis—TBI

·         FBI Gunshot and Primer Residue School-Dillon/Rosati—August 1997

·         Exterior Ballistics and Long Range Trajectory Workshop—July 2001

·         Washington State Patrol Firearms Instructor—June 2001

·         Investigation of Occult Crime Scenes—Lt. Randy Johnson; April 18th 2001

·         Explosion and Bombing Crime Scenes—James Crippen; April 19th 2001

·        Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop—Toby Wolson, Metropolitan Police Institute, Miami, FL –May 7-11, 2001

·         Marshall’s Reagent and GSR Workshop-April 22, 2002

·         Examination of the Taser non lethal weapon character-April 22, 2002

·         Consecutive Manufactured Knife Blade Study- April 22, 2002

·         Black Powder  and Black Powder Substitute Analysis-April 23, 2002

·         Ricochet Workshop—April 7, 2003 Instructed by Lucian Haag at the CAC/NWAFS joint meeting in Reno, NV

·         Colt 1911 Style Pistol Armorer’s Course—April 8th, 2003 Instructed by Vancouver PD Rob Caunt at the CAC/NWAFS joint meeting in Reno, NV

·         Crime Zone Software Tools-October 14, 2003 NWAFS meeting Portland, OR

·         Utilization of Crime Zone 7.0-October 24, 2003 ACSR Annual Conference Oklahoma City, OK

·         Adobe Photoshop Techniques-October 24, 2003 ACSR Annual Conference Oklahoma City, OK

·         Fluorescein Techniques-April 19-21, 2004 NWAFS Spring Meeting Missoula, Montana

·         Putting Power in your Point-February 11, 2005 ACSR Annual Conference 2005

·         LED/UV macro Photography-February 11, 2005 ACSR Annual Conference 2005

·         Investigation of Firearms Misadventures-June 2005 AFTE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana

·     Math, Physics and Computers in Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, October 24-28, 2005; Alberta Justice Staff College, Edmonton, Alberta 

  PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

 

Technical notes published in Microgram-An International U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration publication dedicated to reporting trends and topics related to current controlled substance analysis.

 

Separation of Isomers of (d/l) Amphetamine and (d/l) Methamphetamine from Urine by GC and GC/MS”. Presented at the 29th annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists; Las Vegas, NV. February 1988

 

Solid Phase Extraction of Morphine and Codeine”.  Presented at the Fall meeting of the California Association of Toxicologists, San Diego, Ca. 1989

 

Variations on Charcoal Strip Exposure for Absorption/Elution Recovery of Flammable Liquids”.  Presented at the Fall meeting of the Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists; Portland Oregon, October 1992

 

Understanding Your Mass Spectrometer”  Crime Scene—A Quarterly Newsletter of the Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists; Volume 21--#3 p. 9  1995

 

Uses and Implementation of the Caswell Indoor Firing Range for Forensic Purposes”.   Presented at the Firearms Round Table during the Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists Spring Conference, Spokane Wa. April 1996

 

Drop Testing a .45 Auto Colt 1911”.    Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners Journal Volume 29 #2 Spring 1997 p. 183

 

Persistence of Gunshot Residue on Clothing”.  Presented at the Spring Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists meeting  Missoula,  MT.  April, 1997

 

Velocity Drop During the Depletion of CO2 Cartridges in a Pellet Pistol”.    Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners Journal  Volume 30, Number 3; Summer 1998  p. 435; Presented at the Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists Fall Meeting  Las Vegas, NV Fall 1997

 

Slam Firing Calico M-100/M-100P Firearms”.   Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners Journal  Volume 30, Number 3; Summer 1998  p. 527

 

Lead Patterns Observed in Ricochets”. Presented at the Spring Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists meeting  Anchorage, AK.  April, 1999

 

An Unusual Jennings By Bryco Model 59”. Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners Journal Volume 31, Number 2; Summer 1999  p. 147

 

Tap Rack No Bang”. Presentation at the Spring Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists meeting Sacramento CA  May,  2000

 

Full Auto Armory and Workshop Instructor…Fall 2000 NWAFS Conference…Seattle, WA

 

Examination of Unusual  .22 Caliber Ammunition”.  Presentation at the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners Annual Conference  St. Louis, MO; June, 2000.

 

Examination of 12 Gauge Flare Guns”. Presentation at the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners Annual Conference Newport Beach CA;  July 11th, 2001

 

Detection of Gunshot Residues on Secondary Surfaces”. Presentation at the NWAFS Spring Conference, Spokane, WA; April 25th, 2002.

 

Forensic Black Powder Workshop”. Instructor at the NWAFS Spring Conference, Spokane, WA; April 23rd, 2002

 

Firearms in the Forensic Environment” Instructor at the IAI Spring Conference, Tacoma, WA; May 7, 2003.

 

Semiautomatic Firearm Ejection Patterns” Instructor at the NWAFS Fall Conference, Portland, OR; October 15, 2003

 

An Interesting Shotgun Pattern Reconstruction” Presentation at the ACSR annual conference (Last Piece Society) Oklahoma City, OK; October 23, 2003

 

Toolmarks in Bone—Evaluation of a “Sawzall” Presentation at the NWAFS Spring Conference, Missoula, Montana April, 2004

 

Evaluation of Non-Replenishing Blood Drip Trails” Presentation at the IABPA Annual Conference October 2004; Tucson Arizona

 

Trajectory Documentation Using a 3600Scale” Instructor for the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory—presented to the Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Response Team, July 27, 2005

 

Special Topics for Crime Scene Examination” Instructor for the Joint IAI/NWAFS Conference May 18, 2005

Shabazz v Shabazz-An Interesting Shooting Reconstruction” Presentation at the ACSR annual conference (Last Piece Society) Albuquerque , NM ;  February, 2006

 

The Influence of Intermediate Objects Positioned Close to the Muzzle of a Firearm” Presented at the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners Annual Conference Springfield, Massachusetts-- June, 2006.

 

Processing and Reconstructing Shooting Crime Scenes”—A 40 hour course on crime scene processing in shooting incidents.

Instructor July 24-28, 2006—Olympia Police Department, Olympia, WA

 

Processing and Reconstructing Shooting Crime Scenes”—A 40 hour course on crime scene processing in shooting incidents.

Instructor December 19-23, 2006 —Seattle Police Department, Seattle , WA

 

 
 
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