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Be a Jack of All Trades, Not a Master of One

Be a Jack of All Trades, Not a Master of One

Focusing on just one vehicle, penal, or narcotics code sub-specialty means that crooks are getting away with other stuff around you. You should strive to be both the Jack of All Trades and the Master of All of Them.

March 1, 2018

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

This April we commemorated the 20-year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. And the repercussions from that day have reached farther than anyone could have expected. The aftereffects are just as real in the lives of some today as if they were present when the homemade bomb in the Ryder truck exploded. The bombing even wrecked the life of one of the conspirators' children, who himself was innocent of the crime.

November 17, 2015

Investigating Identity Theft and Car Rental

Investigating Identity Theft and Car Rental

Loyalty rewards programs offered by certain rental car companies are designed with convenience in mind—in one case, all too convenient for a car thief. By using fake credit cards and stolen drivers' licenses, a woman in Orange County, Calif., engineered the theft of 42 rental vehicles in 2012 from a major rental car company.

October 2, 2013

LAPD Officer Nabs Car Thieves, Pioneers Surveillance Detail
How to Spot a Stolen Car

How to Spot a Stolen Car

There are many motivations for stealing cars. Some are taken by kids for so-called “joyrides.” Others are shipped to foreign countries and resold or chopped into parts. And more and more often, stolen cars are used to facilitate other crimes, including burglaries, robberies, assaults, and the transportation of narcotics and smuggled immigrants.

May 1, 2007

The Key to Auto Theft

As the mercury begins to rise, so does the crime rate nationwide. Auto theft is certainly among those warm-weather crimes of opportunity, and one that routinely spikes around this time of year. One of the easiest auto theft techniqes to detect is the use of shaved keys.

June 1, 2006

Grand Theft Arizona

Grand Theft Arizona

Indeed, when it comes to curbing vehicle theft in Tucson—a city with one of the highest per-capita auto theft rates in the nation—the battle is often waged on uncertain ground. Being located just 40 minutes from the notoriously permeable U.S.-Mexico border doesn’t help matters, either.

October 1, 2004

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