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Orange County Auto Theft Investigators Association

The next OCATI Meeting will be on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Garden Grove Courtyard Center...
OCATI Meeting 02/01/18

The Orange County Auto Theft Investigators (OCATI) Association meets on the first Thursday of each month, unless it is a holiday or some special circumstance, at 10:00 a.m.  

The meetings are for auto theft detectives, insurance company special investigators, vehicle leasing loss prevention agents, and other people involved in the investigation, recovery, and prevention of vehicle thefts.  Investigators from inside and outside Orange County attend the meetings to share information about current cases, suspects, and auto theft trends.

The March 1, 2018 OCATI meeting will be the usual round table discussion, including training. The Guest Speakers will be Sergeant Steve Salvatori from the California Department of Insurance, and Investigators Ron Ramos and Reuben Warren from the California Highway Patrol, who will be giving a presentation on "Owner Give Ups."

There is a $5.00 fee per meeting. ($10.00 for December

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The OCATI Roster is available to OCATI members as an Adobe .pdf download from the website to assist with your networking needs. The roster consists of OCATI meeting attendees. The roster is a password protected .pdf file, about 148 kb in size (last updated 02/08/18). The password was last given to the attendees at the 02/01/18 meeting. If you do not know the password or wish to have your information updated on the roster, please contact the Webmaster with your name, agency, telephone number, and email address. Click here to go to the roster.

Garden Grove Courtyard Center
12732 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 741-5704
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Position Name / click for email Agency Telephone
President Alex Natividad California Highway Patrol / SVIP (714) 488-5868
Vice President Melissa Somers Crime Prevention Program of SoCal (562) 860-9006
Secretary Betty Ashley Wells Fargo Dealer Services (Retired) (949) 923-1332
Past President Mike Stefanoff California Highway Patrol / OCATT (714) 231-8068

2018 Training Presentations at OCATI Meetings

Guest Speaker David NavarroGuest Speaker David NavarroThe Guest Speaker at the February 2018 OCATI Meeting was Investigator David Navarro, California Highway Patrol / OCATT, who gave a presentation on "Updates on Fraudulent Purchasing of Vehicles."

David's presentation hit home with many of the attendees as he discussed recent cases handled by OCATT and some of the local police agencies, car rental companies, and dealership security personnel in attendance.

Guest Speaker Dan HessGuest Speaker Dan HessThe Guest Speaker at the January 2018 OCATI Meeting was Deputy District Attorney Dan Hess, Orange County District Attorney's Office / OCATT, who gave a presentation on "Vehicle Theft Review / New Laws 2018."  To say that many of the new laws appear to give the criminals the advantage would be an understatement.

The new 2018 OCATI Officers were introduced: Alex Natividad (President), Melissa Somers (Vice President), and Betty Ashley (Secretary).

For prior OCATI Meeting Training Presentations, please click here

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