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Thousands of Drivers Nabbed by Connecticut License Plate Scanners

The number of motorists pulled over by Connecticut State Police through the use of license plate scanners has skyrocketed in the past few years. The high-tech cameras mounted on some cruisers can scan as many as 1,800 license plates a …

Car Thieves Lead Illinois Police on High Speed Chase

Police are investigating after thieves stole four cars from a southern Illinois dealership and led officers on a high-speed chase. Police said Wednesday two Dodge Challengers, a Ford Mustang and a Ford Focus were taken from a Nashville dealership Tuesday. …

Georgia Residents Charged in Chop Shop Bust

An Augusta, Ga., man and a teenage girl have been charged in connection with what authorities say was a chop shop that stripped stolen cars to sell their parts. The Augusta Chronicle reports Richmond County sheriff’s deputies say they found …

New Jersey Sheriff’s Officer Indicted in Car Theft Ring Case

A sheriff’s officer in northern New Jersey who allegedly was involved in a stolen car ring has been indicted on official misconduct charges. Rafael Galan, a 23-year veteran of the Passaic County sheriff’s office, also faces charges of conspiracy to …

Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in Texas in 2011

The 10 most stolen vehicles in Texas in 2011: 1. Ford pickup 2. Chevrolet pickup 3. Dodge pickup 4. Honda Civic 5. Chevrolet Tahoe 6. Honda Accord 7. GMC pickup 8. Chevrolet Impala 9. Toyota Camry 10. Ford Taurus Source: …

Vehicle Thieves Rarely Take a Holiday

Once again, New Year’s Day was the leading holiday for reported vehicle thefts in 2010, according to an analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Christmas Day repeats as the holiday with the fewest reported vehicle thefts. While Americans …