2018 CHAPTER OFFICERS
08/16/17 TRAINING DAY
29TH ANNUAL TRAINING SEMINAR (2000)
32nd ANNUAL TRAINING SEMINAR (2003)
35th ANNUAL TRAINING SEMINAR (2006)
38th ANNUAL TRAINING SEMINAR (2009)
40th ANNUAL TRAINING SEMINAR (2012)
43rd ANNUAL TRAINING SEMINAR (2015)
46th ANNUAL TRAINING SEMINAR (2018)
NORTHERN CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
GARY GRAY AUTO THEFT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
NORTHERN CHAPTER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
DAVE PRESCOTT PAGE
THE AL WEATHERMAN AWARD
NORTHERN CHAPTER NEWS
|Position / Name / Click for Email||AGENCY||TELEPHONE|
|President Michael Beauregard||California Highway Patrol (Retired)||(916) 501-2115|
|Vice President Robbie Midzuno||Nationwide Insurance SIU||(415) 290-6114|
|Secretary Sonja Scheidt||Federated Insurance||(916) 631-1896|
|Treasurer Tom Cantrell||San Joaquin District Attorney||(209) 603-7777|
|Sergeant-At-Arms John De La Mora||Nationwide Insurance SIU||(209) 985-0544|
|Director Sumair Sandhu||McDowell Law||(925) 895-5733|
|Director Mary Simone||VSP||(916) 858-7571|
|Director Paul Kennedy||National Insurance Crime Bureau||(916) 202-3519|
|Director Victor DiGiovine||AmeriTrust Group Inc||(602) 216-6582|
|Director Jack Coghlan||Travelers Insurance SIU||(916) 261-5642|
|Director / Past President Dennis Gallagher||Farmers Insurance SIU||(916) 214-6357|
|Director / Past President Blake Schnabel||California Highway Patrol||(916) 843-3477|
To all, please forward to your organizations. Thanks Ken
July 16, 2018
To all WSATI Chapters
It is that time of year again. I am requesting nominations for this year’s annual Gary Gray Auto Theft Achievement Award to be presented at this year’s conference in South Lake Tahoe, NV. Conference will be held at the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, 55 Highway 50 Lake Tahoe, NV 89449, October 8th through 10th, 2018. I request that all nominations with a brief synopsis of the candidate be emailed or snail mailed to me by September 1, 2018. The WSATI Northern Chapter board of directors and NICB West Region Directors will select the recipient from the nominations received.
In 2003 NICB teamed up with the Northern Chapter of WSATI to give the first annual NICB/WSATI special achievement award for outstanding achievements in the war on Auto Theft by an individual or a team, either Law Enforcement or Insurance. The award was renamed the Gary Gray Auto Theft Achievement Award in 2004 in a memorial to Gary.
NICB through West Region Directors of Operation Ralph Lumpkin and Robert Jones will obtain a plaque. The plaque will be awarded to the recipient at the annual WSATI conference. The award will be presented by NICB West Region Directors or their designee. Any member or team in any of the WSATI Chapters would be eligible.
Gary was one of 4 or 5 investigators from around the San Francisco Bay area that had a meeting in 1970 to discuss auto theft problems in the area and 2 years later WSATI Northern Chapter was formed. He was a real pioneer in WSATI. Over the several years that Gary was a member of WSATI he served in every office and was the current Past President when he passed away in 2003. He was also a dedicated member of NICB for over 10 years.
Thank You, Ken
Any comments or suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more on the award, please click here
We are seeking for any nominations for the Al Weatherman Award. This nomination can be for either a law enforcement officer or an insurance investigator who is a member in good standing of the Western States Auto Theft Investigators Northern Chapter. The award will be presented at this year's conference in San Diego, CA. Additional information is attached. Please submit any nomination in writing via email to Dennis Gallagher at email@example.com by September 23, 2016. The WSATI Northern Chapter Board of Directors will select the recipient from the nominations received.
The nominees should exhibit those characteristics of enthusiasm, tenaciousness, patience, and organization portrayed by Al Weatherman. Any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, the background of the award, as well as the past years' recipients’ list of the Al Weatherman Award, is listed on the WSATI website for your viewing (click here).
Good morning Gary. Could you please post the attached photo to Northern? Dennis Gallagher and Mike Beauregard representing the association at the Anti-Fraud Alliance Conference in Monterey, April 12, 2017
12/07/16 TRAINING DAY
On December 7, 2016, Detective Kraig Palmer from the San Diego Regional Auto Theft Task Force, presented the current trend of Jeep Wrangler Thefts and Thefts by Factory Key recoding operations to local insurance industry SIU personnel and law enforcement. The presentation was conducted at the Alameda County - Office of Emergency Services in Dublin, CA. Additional topics included: Investigating organized criminal organizations involved in auto theft and other illegal operations; Investigating organized criminal enterprises based in other countries but operating in the United States; Federal charges vs. State charges; Working with federal prosecutors and case presentations; Motorcycle thefts and current trends; Surveillance techniques and proactive investigations using analytics. The presentation was informative, entertaining and very well received by all who attended.
* Images blurred at request of speaker
Attached is a photo from our last WSATI Northern Chapter Meeting on January 16th.
Pictured is Jay Bobrowsky receiving a plaque recognizing his service as the Northern Chapter President the past year. Pictured shaking Jay's hand is Blake Schnabel, the newly elected 2014-2015 Northern Chapter President. Also pictured is the newly elected Vice President, Jeff Howard.
Attached is a photo taken at the retirement luncheon for Agent Ken Piva on August 1, 2013.
Left to right in group photo: Ken Hutchison, Greg Chinn, Steve D’Annuzio, John Pearce, Mike Miller from LoJack (retired NICB agent and Ken Piva took his place) Roger Hogan, Dave Roccaforte, Don Farnham and the retiree Ken Piva.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Refer to the Dave Prescott page on the WSATI website. His loss is felt by all.
If you have questions or want additional information regarding the Northern Chapter of WSATI or any other WSATI chapter, or if you want details about upcoming meeting or conferences visit our web site www.wsati.org. or email us at email@example.com.
From the Bay Area (880/680): Take I-580 East towards Tracy/Stockton. Take Exit 50 for Airway Blvd/CA-84 toward Collier Canyon Rd. Continue straight onto Kitty Hawk Rd. Destination will be on the right.
From Sacramento: I-5 South to Lathrop/Tracy. Merge onto I-205 West, follow signs for San Francisco/Interstate 205/Interstate 580. Merge onto I-580 West. Take exit 50 for Airway Blvd toward State Highway 84/Collier Canyon Rd. Turn Left onto Airway Blvd. Turn Left onto Kitty Hawk Rd. Designation will be on the right.
08/16/17 TRAINING DAY
Please join us for Western States Auto Theft Investigators- Northern Chapter Training on Wednesday August 16, 2017 in Dublin, CA. Please see the attached announcement for details. Please RSVP by August 11, 2017.
Exciting News- You can now pay by Debit or Credit card! Please see the attached flyer for payment link.
We look forward seeing you in Dublin on August 16th!
Thank you, Western States Auto Theft Investigators- Northern Chapter
Attention: Law Enforcement Officers & SIU Insurance Investigators
COURSE DESCRIPTION: CHP Investigator Joe Moody with the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force will be presenting on Identity Theft and how to successfully charge as a felony. Expert Chad Treadway from North American West Automotive Forensic will be providing an explanation of transponder-based ignitions and how they interact in starting a vehicle. Retired Deputy Kent Boots from FactualDiagrams.com will give an overview of what type of information is available in an Event Data Recorder (EDR) and how to obtain it. CHP Investigator Jason Craven, Valley Division, will train on recent trends in trailer theft, and Stutchman Forensic Laboratory will demonstrate the evidentiary benefit of video enhancement.
Wednesday – August 16, 2017
*Togo’s lunch will be provided at noon lunch break
Location: Alameda County - Office of Emergency Services
Address: 4985 Broder Blvd., Dublin, CA 94568 (Near the Santa Rita County Jail)
Limited- Register Today!***
$25.00 - Registration Fee, which includes lunch, should be received by August 11, 2017.
Questions can be directed to Mike Beauregard: firstname.lastname@example.org
information below and send in with payment.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Date: July 1, 2016
To: All WSATI Chapter Members,
We are requesting nominations for this year's Annual Distinguished Service Award to be presented at this year's conference in San Diego, California, October 19, 2016. All nominations must be submitted with a brief synopsis detailing why your nominated candidate should be chosen for this award. Please e-mail Dennis Gallagher by August 1, 2016 with your nominations. The WSATI Northern Chapter Board of Directors will select the recipient from the nominations received.
Background: In 2009, the Northern Chapter presented the First Annual Distinguished Service Award for outstanding achievements in the war on auto theft by an individual or a team in either Law Enforcement or Insurance Fraud Investigations. The award is in honor of those individuals who have left us far too soon and who have made an indelible mark on our lives and molded how we go about our day to day business of fighting fraud and theft. Some of these individuals are memorialized by individual awards given in their names. This award is meant to celebrate and remember them all.
This award is funded by the WSATI Northern Chapter and is marked by the awarding of a commemorative plaque or equivalent at each annual training conference. To view the past recipients of this award, please go to www.wsati.org and search the Northern Chapter for their awards.
All nominations should be e-mailed to Dennis Gallagher at: email@example.com
For additional information on the Distinguished Service Award, please click here.