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NICB: Halloween No Longer Top Holiday for Vehicle Thefts

A total of 22,770 vehicles were reported stolen on the 11 holidays in 2017, according to new data released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). NICB theft data is pulled from the National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) stolen vehicle …

Owner Liability For Damage Caused By Stolen Vehicles

A vehicle slams into a group of vehicles stopped at a red light, only to quickly drive away from the scene. This fact scenario almost always involves operating under the influence or a stolen vehicle. In the case of a …

Property Crime Spike Spurs California City Plans to Scan License Plates

A California city plans to scan the license plates of all incoming cars by placing stationary cameras at key intersections in a bid to boost public safety. The seaside city of Carlsbad will spend $1 million to add cameras at …

IBC Assists Police in Making Arrests Related to International Car Theft Ring

Today, after months of investigative work, police have announced the arrest of close to 20 individuals allegedly associated with the theft of 211 high-end vehicles. The vehicles, with an estimated value of $11 million, are alleged to have been stolen …

Family Members Accused in Oregon Vehicle Theft Scrap Ring

The owner of an auto yard in Portland, Ore., has been accused of heading up a family-run ring of illegal tow truck drivers who were paid in cash for delivering stolen vehicles to be crushed for scrap. Thirty-four people have …

2 Mississippi Residents Accused of Running Chop Shop

The case of a stolen SUV reported in July has ended with the vehicle being found in pieces and a pair of Lucedale, Miss., residents being arrested and accused of running a chop shop from their home. The Mississippi Press …

New Jersey Man Admits to Running Vehicle Theft Ring

A New Jersey man has admitted to supervising an auto theft ring that authorities say stole over 100 vehicles worth a total of more than $550,000. The Attorney General’s office says 33-year-old Jose D. Lopez of South Amboy pleaded guilty …

Missouri Burglar Might Have Used Pet Doors

A man accused of burglarizing several Kansas City, Mo., homes was linked to the break-ins after he used pet doors to get into some of the homes, police said. Authorities in Kansas City and its Kansas suburbs began working together …

More Than 25,000 Michigan Vehicles Stolen in 2011

Automobiles made by General Motors and Chrysler were eight of the 10 most common vehicles stolen in Michigan in 2011. The statistics were released Tuesday by the Michigan Automobile Theft Prevention Authority, which awards grants to prevent auto theft and …

Georgia Police Break Up Major Auto Theft Ring

College Park police say they’ve broken up a major auto theft ring that involved several communities in metro Atlanta, Ga. Detective Dustin Matthews tells WSB-TV that some recent arrests have allowed the department to clear 16 cases of stolen vehicles. …