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K.C. Officer Hurt When GTA Suspect Strikes Wagon

March 15, 2012
A Kansas City police officer was injured when a stolen car traveling the wrong way on a one-way street broadsided his patrol wagon at 33rd Street and the Paseo.

Tenn. Pursuit Ends In Gunfire

March 2, 2012
A couple that stole a pickup truck and led Anderson County (Tenn.) Sheriff's deputies on a seven-mile pursuit died after exchanging gunfire with the deputies.

11 LAPD Officers Fired 60+ Rounds at Car-jacking Suspect

February 27, 2012
Eleven Los Angeles Police officers fired more than 60 rounds at a car-jacking suspect at a Koreatown gas station while the station's owner was caught in the cross fire.

Calif. Deputy Shoots GTA Suspect During Struggle

February 6, 2012
A Sacramento County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man during a struggle in a Kmart parking lot early Monday. A deputy first used a stun gun, and then shot the man when he feared for his life.

LASD Recovers Ford Hot Rod at Chop Shop

October 21, 2011
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's auto-theft task force recovered a 1949 Ford "Shoebox" hot rod after the owner spotted parts from his stolen vehicle on Craigslist.

Murder Trial Begins for Driver In Ohio Cop's Death

October 17, 2011
Jury selection began today for a man who allegedly ran down a Warren County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputy who was deploying stop sticks to halt a high-speed pursuit. Sgt. Brian Dulle was struck and killed in May during the pursuit.

Calif. Violent Crime Falls To Lowest In 40 Years

September 13, 2011
The California Department of Justice's "Crime in California" shows that violent crime has fallen for the fourth year in a row. Overall, the violent crime rate decreased 6.9 percent, reaching its lowest level since 1968, and homicide and forcible rape rates are the lowest since 1966.

'Officer, I just stole this car,' Man Tells Calif. Cop

September 7, 2011
A motorist pulled alongside two Los Angeles Police officers at a light at Olympic Boulevard and Broadway, giving them perhaps the easiest arrest they'll ever make.

Tenn. Auto Theft Investigator Shot In Struggle Over Gun

September 3, 2011
Sgt. Norman Benjamin, 47, was taken to The MED in extremely critical condition, and is expected to survive the encounter. Sgt. Benjamin was shot in his unmarked police vehicle. The 14-year veteran is assigned to the auto-theft bureau.

Hot Wheels: Most Stolen Vehicles

August 31, 2011

Each summer, two insurance-industry associations — the Highway Loss Data Institute and National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) — release lists of the top 10 vehicles stolen across the country in the prior year. For the fourth year in a row, the Cadillac Escalade was the most stolen insured vehicle, according to the institute, which lists only vehicles with theft coverage. The NICB's report is typically more comprehensive because it covers all stolen vehicles reported by law enforcement agencies, including those that are not insured. The 1994 Honda Accord, which could be worth about $2,000 on the open market in good condition, tops the NICB report. The 735,547 vehicles stolen in 2010 represents the fewest number of stolen vehicles since the 659,800 reported stolen in 1967.

Would You Respond Off Duty With Family?

August 30, 2011
I ask myself: Would I just hang back and hope for the best? And if things did go south, would I perhaps not only be adding to the officer's vulnerability through my own inaction?

Cop Kills Suspected Armed Robber who Crashed Stolen Car Into House

August 29, 2011
A Duluth (Minn.) Police officer fatally shot a suspected armed robber during an exchange of gunfire at a home near where he had crashed a stolen vehicle after a pursuit.

LAPD Officer Nabs Car Thieves, Pioneers Surveillance Detail

May 9, 2011

In Officer Dana Binion's tenure, the West L.A. Surveillance Detail made more than 700 felony arrests, with a 99 percent conviction rate, and more than 100 misdemeanor arrests.

Seattle Police Tweet Stolen Car Descriptions

December 2, 2010
The department began tweeting vehicle descriptions on Wednesday, beginning with a brown 1984 Toyota Camry sedan. Each tweet includes the warning, "Do not make contact. Call 911."

Colorado Deputy Killed In Gunfight With GTA Suspect

November 23, 2010
Weld County (Colo.) Sheriff's Deputy Sam Brownlee was fatally by a suspect deputies pulled over south of Greeley.

Grand Theft Auto and Gangs

March 25, 2010
Gang members, especially juveniles, receive little incarceration and lots of probation for car crimes. To gang members this is like a dog with rubber teeth, lots of bark but no bite. Almost every gang member I came in contact with in East Los Angeles and South Central Los Angeles had several prior convictions for some type of car theft.

California Deputies Shoot and Kill Car Theft Suspect

September 24, 2009
A suspected car thief was shot and killed by Contra Costa County, Calif., sheriff's deputies in Bay Point after he tried to ram them, the second fatal incident involving deputies within a week, authorities said today.

Minneapolis Cops Kill Car Thief Suspect as He Barrels Toward Them

February 5, 2009
A suspected car thief fleeing police sped toward other officers and was shot and killed early this morning in north Minneapolis by the targeted officers, authorities say.

Texas Officer Catches Man Reportedly Stealing His Truck

October 30, 2008
A Frisco, Texas, police officer who was directing traffic over the weekend caught sight of someone trying to steal his truck, authorities said.

New York Motorist Drives into East River to Evade Cops

August 28, 2008
A Manhattan motorist in a stolen car took a dive into the drink early yesterday in a futile bid to elude capture, authorities said.
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