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Auto Theft Detail
The Auto Theft Detail is responsible for vehicle theft investigations. This includes the theft of automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, boats and watercraft and other type of vehicles, considered property, such as construction vehicles. The detail also investigates those thefts from motor vehicles.
The detail investigates vehicle theft and auto burglary cases and prepares those reported crimes for criminal filings with the District Attorney’s Office. A majority of the detail’s workload is generated by uniform patrol division arrests or crimes reported to patrol officers.
The detail proactively combats theft of/from vehicles by the use of crime analysis to look for developing crime trends and various covert operations to apprehend those that engage in this type of criminal activity. A vast majority of those arrested for vehicle theft or auto burglary are repeat offenders.
Auto Theft Detectives have specific skills for the identification of vehicles that have been altered by suspects. Theft suspects oftentimes change the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) in order to change the identity of the vehicle and conceal the fact that the vehicle is stolen.