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WESTERN STATES AUTO THEFT
INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION
SOUTHERN CHAPTER
TRAINING MEETING / LUNCHEON

July 20, 2017 - Garden Grove Courtyard Center - Garden Grove


 

2017 WSATI Southern Chapter President Heather Roberts (Liberty Mutual SIU) welcomed everyone to the meeting at the Garden Grove Courtyard Center, the newest WSATI venue. 

Heather lead the attendees in the pledge of allegiance. 

Other Southern Chapter Officers who were in attendance:

Vice President Jeff Enfield (LASD/TRAP)
Secretary Mick O'Neill (Hagerty Insurance SIU)
Treasurer Mike Stefanoff (CHP/OCATT)
Sergeant at Arms Johnny Miyasaki (Long Beach Police)
Associate Director Alan Skobin (LASD/TRAP)
Legal Counsel Richard Knapp (Knapp & Spurlock, LLP) 

Associate Director Rob Midzuno (Nationwide Insurance SIU) and Associate Director Melissa Somers (CPP of SoCal) were unable to attend the Meeting. 

WSATI Southern Chapter Past Presidents in attendance were introduced:

Skip Davidson (1991), Ted Saraf (1992), Dennis Frias (1997), Gary Labb (2000), John Bartolone (2010), and Tim Jackson (2014)

Heather then introduced the WSATI Treasurer Mike Stefanoff, Orange County Auto Theft TaskForce (OCATT) to introduce the Guest Speakers.  Mike introduced the three other County Auto Theft Task Force Commanders who would be participating in the discussion besides himself, Los Angeles County Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention (TRAP) Commander Val Rosario, Riverside County AutoTheft Interdiction Detail (RAID) Commander Mario Lucio, and San Diego Regional Auto Theft TaskForce (RATT) Commander Don Goodbrand.  Mike then introduced San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office Supervising Investigator Tom Boyles who would be representing the San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force (SANCATT).  The speakers explained that status of their current task forces, went over recent statistics, and discussed current cases and trends.  Following this, a question / answer period was held.

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Following the Task Force presentation, Heather had the attendees do self introductions.  Webmaster Gary Labb (Santa Ana Police / OCATT [Retired]) spoke about the networking encrypted roster available to the attendees via the WSATI website.  Gary gave the password to the attendees.

Following the self introductions, Heather announced that the Santa Maria Style Bar-B-Que was ready for everyone to enjoy.  Everyone helped themselves to the tri-tip, chicken, hot links, salad, potato salad, beans, rolls, and cookies.  Everyone appeared to enjoy and some took a trip back for seconds....  A big thank you to the "Iron Chefs," Johnny Miyasaki, and Jeff Enfield for helping to prepare the meal. 

Following the luncheon, the raffle was conducted by Mick O'Neill, Jeff Enfield, and Heather Roberts.  The raffle helps raise money for WSATI funds that assist in putting on future seminars, as well as supporting events such as the San Diego and Orange County ATAC Vehicle Theft Recovery Officer of the Year programs. 

There were several new faces that came to the meeting, as well as several "old" members who had not been to the meetings in some time.  Thank you all for your attendance.

Heather announced the next meeting / luncheon would be held on September 21, 2017 in Ontario.  She said that the Guest Speaker would be giving a presentation on the use of aerial drones by law enforcement and Insurance company SIU personnel.  Heather said the September meeting would also feature a Santa Maria Style Bar-B-Que so RSVPs would be requested so the Board has an idea of how much food to bring for the meeting / luncheon.

The meeting was adjourned. 

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