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WESTERN STATES AUTO THEFT
INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION
SOUTHERN CHAPTER
"THE BENT SCREWDRIVER AWARD"

The following individuals have received the coveted "Bent Screwdriver" Award from their peers within the Western States Auto Theft Investigators (WSATI) Association, Southern Chapter.

The award is presented to individuals within the organization that at some time or another, for some reason unknown, have erred in their judgment and were seen by others as "screwing up" something.

The award is not always given out because "screw ups" don't happen all the time.  On the other hand, there may be multiple winners at one meeting because "screw ups" happen many times.

If you are a chapter Officer or a member of the Board of Directors, you are almost guaranteed to be a winner of the award some time in your tenure.

The lucky winner keeps possession of the award until another member is deemed to be deserving of the recognition associated with the award.

The following are the winners of this coveted award since March 1990: 


DATE RECIPIENT AGENCY AT TIME OF AWARD
7/04 Keith Spencer Los Angeles Police Department / C.E.C.A.T.
3/04 The Escalade Guys California Highway Patrol - Southern ISU
1/04 Stephen Torres Department of Motor Vehicles Investigations
11/03 Dave Dempsey Automobile Club of Southern California SIU
9/03 Dave Randolph 21st Century Insurance SIU
5/03 Dave Randolph 21st Century Insurance SIU
3/03 Stephen Torres Department of Motor Vehicles Investigations
11/02 "The Search Team" Federal Bureau of Investigation - LA Office
9/02 Pat Such Torrance Police Department
7/02 Bobby Rollins San Diego Police Department - Southern
5/02 Vic Johnston LoJack (former California Highway Patrol)
11/01 Lou Koven Los Angeles Police Department - BAD CATS
7/01 Tony Cox Department of Motor Vehicles / C.E.C.A.T.
3/01 Randy Garcia National Insurance Crime Bureau
1/01 "The Whole Office" Department of Motor Vehicles Hollywood
9/00 Gary Labb Santa Ana Police Department
3/00 Lou Koven Los Angeles Police Department  BAD CATS
11/99 Bill Lovold Automobile Club of Southern California SIU
7/99 Dave Dempsey National Insurance Crime Bureau
5/99 Randy Ballin California Highway Patrol - Southern
3/99 Ken Belt C.E.C.A.T.
1/99 Lou Koven Los Angeles Police Department  BAD CATS
11/98 Marianne Finney State Farm Insurance Special Investigation Unit
11/98 Gary Labb Santa Ana Police Department
7/98 Dave Dempsey National Insurance Crime Bureau
5/98 Bill Lovold Coast National Insurance
3/98 Joan Pitts Hertz Rent-A-Car
1/98 Randy Ballin California Highway Patrol - Southern
11/97 B.J. Batton Riverside County R.A.I.D.
9/97 John Simmons Redondo Beach Police Department
7/97 "The Whole Team" San Diego County R.A.T.T.
5/97 Mark Stowell National Insurance Crime Bureau
3/97 Bill Robertson Los Angeles Police Department / C.E.C.A.T.
1/97 Diana Rummel Crime Prevention Program of Southern Calif
11/96 Randy Garcia National Insurance Crime Bureau
9/96 Dennis Frias California Highway Patrol - Southern
7/96 Randy Garcia National Insurance Crime Bureau
5/96 Chris Brazzill Los Angeles Police Department  BAD CATS
3/96 Carol VanNatter Automobile Club of Southern California SIU
3/96 Dave Dempsey National Insurance Crime Bureau
1/96 Carol VanNatter Automobile Club of Southern California SIU
7/95 Michael Lawton Coronado Police - San Diego County R.A.T.T.
3/95 Ed Largey C.E.C.A.T.
1/95 John Toland Los Angeles Police Department  BAD CATS
11/94 Art DeLuca Orange County District Attorney / O.C.A.T.T.
11/94 Bruce Stanley Orange County Sheriff's Dept / O.C.A.T.T.
9/94 Rod Laderas Department of Motor Vehicles Investigations
7/94 John Toland Los Angeles Police Department  BAD CATS
5/94 Bob Petrachek San Diego County R.A.T.T.
3/94 Pete Gangel San Diego Police - San Diego County R.A.T.T.
3/94 Henry Nembach San Diego Police - San Diego County R.A.T.T.
3/94 Dan Ryan Federal Bureau of Investigation - R.A.T.T.
1/94 Dave Bond La Mesa PD - San Diego County R.A.T.T.
1/94 Dan Ryan Federal Bureau of Investigation - R.A.T.T.
11/93 Art DeLuca Orange County District Attorney / O.C.A.T.T.
9/93 J. Hanks Quorum
7/93 Marianne Finney State Farm Insurance Special Investigation Unit
5/93 Dan Ryan Federal Bureau of Investigation - R.A.T.T.
3/93 M.D. Lewin C.E.C.A.T.
1/93 Dave Larson San Diego County R.A.T.T. - El Cajon Police
9/92 Ted Saraf Pasadena Police Department
7/92 Ted Saraf Pasadena Police Department
3/92 Ed Largey C.E.C.A.T.
3/92 B. "Deadeye" Arzuman C.E.C.A.T.
9/91 J. Curry C.E.C.A.T.
7/91 "B.J." Johnson Los Angeles Police Department - BAD CATS
5/91 Bill Lovold Los Angeles Police Department - BAD CATS
3/91 Ted Saraf Pasadena Police Department
1/91 Myron Smith California Highway Patrol - Border
11/90 Robert Barrie Mercury Insurance
9/90 R.E. Lewellen National Auto Theft Bureau
7/90 Mike Burditt C.E.C.A.T.
5/90 Emile Maassen Automobile Club of Southern California SIU
3/90 Sam Theodora Los Angeles Police Department - BAD CATS
3/90 Levon Matson Los Angeles Police Department - BAD CATS

WSATI Southern Chapter Bent Screwdriver Award
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