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WESTERN STATES AUTO THEFT
INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION
SOUTHERN CHAPTER

The next WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting / Luncheon will be on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Garden Grove...RSVPs are requested for this meeting's luncheon...
Tentative Schedule of Training Meetings / Luncheons
for Calendar Year 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Cerritos Thursday, July 20, 2017 Garden Grove
Thursday, March 16, 2017 South Pasadena Thursday, September 21, 2017 Ontario
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Long Beach Thursday, November 16, 2017
Logo  2007 - 2014 WSATI Southern ChapterThe Western States Auto Theft Investigators (WSATI) Association, Southern Chapter, meets on the third Thursday of each odd month at 10:00 a.m. at various locations throughout Southern California.  The Southern Chapter is a non-profit organization that is comprised of professionals representing law enforcement, rental car and insurance companies, and other individuals whose goal is to reduce vehicle theft. 

The meetings are for auto theft investigators, insurance company special investigation agents, vehicle leasing loss prevention agents, and other individuals involved in the investigation, recovery and prevention of vehicle thefts.  Investigators from in and out of Southern California attend the meetings to share information about current cases, suspects and auto theft trends.  The meetings also feature a guest speaker who gives training during the course of the training meeting / luncheon format.

The Training Meetings / Luncheons begin at 10 a.m. and go until about 1 p.m. Lunch is served about 11:30 a.m.  We would recommend coming about 9:30 a.m. to meet your peers and share coffee or tea. 

The cost is:
Training Meeting / Luncheon   $25.00 Training Meeting / No Luncheon  $10.00
(includes one raffle ticket) (morning coffee/tea included)

Next Training Meeting / Luncheon

The next WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting / Luncheon will be held on July 20, 2017 10:00 am at the Garden Grove Courtyard Center, 12732 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840 ((714-741-5704).

The Guest Speakers will be the local area Vehicle Theft Task Force Commanders who will give a presentation on what their personnel are currently doing as well as presenting some recent cases.

A Santa Maria style Bar-B-Que will be served to those attendees who plan to have lunch.  RSVPs are requested for those who plan to stay for the luncheon.  Please RSVP at rsvp@wsati.org by Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:00 pm (noon).  If you are not going to stay for the luncheon, you do not need to RSVP, only if you are staying for the luncheon.

Directions:

from Los Angeles:

Merge onto US-101 S/Santa Ana Fwy S.  Keep right to take US-101 S/Santa Ana Fwy S toward I-5 S/CA-60 E.  US-101 S/Santa Ana Fwy S becomes I-5 S/Santa Ana Fwy S. Take the Euclid St exit, EXIT 112.  Turn right onto N Euclid St.  If you reach I-5 S you've gone about 0.4 miles too far.  Turn slight right onto Main St.  Main St is just past Lampson Ave.  12732 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-5205, is on your left.  You have arrived at your destination.  If you reach Stanford Ave you've gone a little too far

from Orange County:

Take I-5 N/Santa Ana Fwy N toward Santa Ana.  Merge onto CA-22 W/Garden Grove Fwy W via EXIT 106 toward Long Beach.  Take EXIT 11 toward Euclid St.  Turn left onto Trask Ave.  If you reach the end of Havenwood Dr you've gone about 0.2 miles too far.  Take the 3rd right onto Euclid St.  Euclid St is just past Elmwood St.  If you reach Mitchell Ave you've gone about 0.1 miles too far.  Turn left onto Main St.  Main St is 0.1 miles past Pinehurst Ct.  If you reach Peppertree Ln you've gone a little too far.  12732 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-5205, is on your left.  You have arrived at your destination.  If you reach Stanford Ave you've gone a little too far.

from Riverside County and San Bernardino County:

CA-91 W/Riverside Fwy S. Continue to follow CA-91 W.  Merge onto CA-55 S/Costa Mesa Fwy S via EXIT 34 on the left toward Newport Beach.  Merge onto CA-22 W/Garden Grove Fwy W via EXIT 13 toward Long Beach.  Take EXIT 11 toward Euclid St.  Turn left onto Trask Ave.  If you reach the end of Havenwood Dr you've gone about 0.2 miles too far. Take the 3rd right onto Euclid St.  Euclid St is just past Elmwood St.  If you reach Mitchell Ave you've gone about 0.1 miles too far.  Turn left onto Main St.  Main St is 0.1 miles past Pinehurst Ct.  If you reach Peppertree Ln you've gone a little too far.  12732 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-5205, is on your left.  You have arrived at your destination.  If you reach Stanford Ave you've gone a little too far.

from San Diego County:

Take I-5 N/San Diego Fwy N toward Santa Ana.  Merge onto CA-22 W/Garden Grove Fwy W via EXIT 106 toward Long Beach.  Take EXIT 11 toward Euclid St.  Turn left onto Trask Ave.  If you reach the end of Havenwood Dr you've gone about 0.2 miles too far.  Take the 3rd right onto Euclid St.  Euclid St is just past Elmwood St.  If you reach Mitchell Ave you've gone about 0.1 miles too far.  Turn left onto Main St.  Main St is 0.1 miles past Pinehurst Ct.  If you reach Peppertree Ln you've gone a little too far.  12732 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-5205, is on your left.  You have arrived at your destination.  If you reach Stanford Ave you've gone a little too far.

For a map to this location, please click here.

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Last WSATI Training Meeting/Luncheon
May 18, 2017 WSATI Training Meeting / Luncheon
Long Beach POA Park - Long Beach

2017 WSATI Southern Chapter President Heather Roberts (Liberty Mutual SIU) welcomed everyone to the meeting at the Long Beach POA Park in South Long Beach. 

Heather asked Tim Jackson (AAA Southern California) to 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 Melissa Somers (CPP of SoCal)
Legal Counsel Richard Knapp (Knapp & Spurlock, LLP) 

Associate Director Rob Midzuno (Nationwide Insurance SIU) and Associate Director Alan Skobin (LASD/TRAP) were unable to attend the Meeting. 

WSATI Southern Chapter Past Presidents in attendance were introduced:

Gary Labb (2000), Lou Koven (2002), Jim Williams (2009), John Bartolone (2010), and Tim Jackson (2014)

Heather then introduced the Guest Speakers, Department of Motor Vehicles Supervisory Investigator John Bartolone from the Los Angeles Office and Manager I Yvonne McFadden from the DMV Westminster Office.  They gave a presentation on Fraudulent Transfers.  It was interesting to hear the problems both the clerical side, as well as the investigative side, saw with the paperwork flow coming through DMV.

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Heather then 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, Mick O'Neill, and Jeff Enfield for helping to prepare the meal. 

Following the luncheon, the raffle was conducted by Mick O'Neill, Jeff Enfield, Mike Stefanoff, 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 July 20, 2017 in Garden Grove.  She said that the local area Vehicle Theft Task Force commanders would be giving a presentation on what their Task Forces are currently seeing and giving some recent cases.  Heather said the July 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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