We are pleased to announce, that on Tuesday, 11-12-19 at Dublin OES, we will be holding a training day, with the greatest portion of our morning program devoted to a de-brief of a major operation in the Detroit, Michigan area. This topic is of special interest to our combined SIU and law enforcement members, given the keyless method of the theft. Travelling to California and presenting will be Detective Sandra Hernden of the ACTION Auto Theft Task Force and Detective David Jacquemain of the Macomb Auto Theft Squad.
Since December 2018, numerous newer model Fiat Chrysler vehicles were reported stolen from the Southeast Michigan area and suspected to be cases of insurance fraud due to the owners having all the keys and no evidence of a crime. It was later determined that individuals were stealing the vehicles by breaking the unalarmed back window, crawling into the front seat, and using key learning equipment to re-key the vehicle. When the vehicles were recovered, the original keys no longer worked. The year, make, and model of FCA vehicles involved are 2014-2018 Dodge Challengers, Chargers, and Durangos; and 2014-2018 Jeep Cherokees and Renegades.
Best estimate is that around 100-200 vehicles have been stolen in an 8 month period. Vehicles were sold online and out of state, retagged and with false title. Several vehicles were sold and recovered in California, and valuable intelligence has been learned from suspects arrested to date.
Information will be provided regarding the key learning device, with possibly a demonstration.
The full training schedule for the day will follow shortly
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Cost for the training will be $20.00 for the day, and will include coffee, water, soda and Togos box lunch. Start time will be 8:15am.
Any questions regarding this training can be directed to Dennis Gallagher at 916-214-6357, or Mike Beauregard at 916-501-2115