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DMV Takedown on Riverside Stolen Vehicle Ring

DMV and CDI Investigators Assist with Operation VIN City in Riverside County

34 vehicles worth approximately 1.5 million dollars recovered

RIVERSIDE – In 2019, the Riverside Auto-Theft Interdiction Detail (RAID) began an investigation into a criminal organization involved in Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) switching on a high number of stolen vehicles, many of which were sold to innocent purchasers throughout Southern California, Nevada and Arizona. Over the course of several months, RAID identified several homes in Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties where the suspects involved would fraudulently create DMV documents, temporary dealer license plates, VINs and other materials necessary to fraudulently register these vehicles with the DMV.

All the vehicles identified throughout this investigation were newer models, and included several luxury manufacturers such as Land Rover, BMW, Bentley, and Mercedes. Many of these vehicles were provided to other criminal associates involved with the distribution and sales of narcotics and many were sold to innocent purchasers.

During the preliminary stages of the investigation, RAID recovered 12 VIN-switched stolen vehicles, some of which were purchased by unsuspecting buyers via social media applications and independent auto dealerships through bank financing.

On May 21, 2020, Operation VIN City culminated with a multi-agency search warrant service at several locations throughout Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties. The operation resulted in the recovery of an additional 22-VIN switched stolen vehicles, the arrest of 15 suspects, the seizure of 15 firearms and illegal drugs. The total value of the 34 vehicles recovered by RAID was approximately 1.5 million dollars.

“Great job by a large group of investigative agencies, including the California Department of Motor Vehicles Investigation Division and California Department of Department of Insurance,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “It often takes a group effort on local, state and federal levels to uncover these types of crimes and arrest those involved.”

Among those arrested were:

  • Alex Coria Rosales (31),
  • Rolando Velasquez (29),
  • Jose Paleo (26) and
  • Francisco Sanchez (26)

These individuals and their criminal organization are suspected of VIN switching more than 100 stolen vehicles causing a significant financial impact to the victims.

Operation VIN City was a success as a result of collaboration and support from the following agencies;

  • Los Angeles Taskforce for Regional Auto-Theft Prevention (TRAP),
  • LAPD, San Bernardino County Auto-Theft Task Force (SANCATT),
  • Orange County Auto-Theft Task Force (OCATT),
  • Regional Auto-Theft Task Force – San Diego (RATT),
  • California Highway Patrol – Border Division, Southern Division and Inland Division,
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA),
  • Arizona Regional Auto-Theft Team Law Enforcement Response (RATTLER),
  • Gilbert Police Department
  • Arizona, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms (ATF),
  • Gardena Police Department,
  • Huntington Park Police Department,
  • Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force,
  • Riverside Sheriff’s Departments – SWAT, Lake Elsinore SET, Perris SET, and Special Investigations Bureau,
  • Riverside Police Department,
  • Beaumont Police Department,
  • Riverside County District Attorney’s Office,
  • Department of Motor Vehicles Investigations,
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau,
  • California Department of Insurance,
  • Cathedral City Police Department,
  • and Murrieta Police Department.

RAID’s primary mission is to investigate, arrest and prosecute criminals responsible for auto-theft. Auto-theft suspects are frequently involved in additional criminal behavior to include weapons possession, narcotics trafficking, and other violent crimes which impact the community.

The RAID task force is committed to aggressively investigating all crimes associated with auto-theft.

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Dealer License 101

We cover these topics in our car dealer class:

Dealership License Type: Wholesale, Retail or Autobroker
What type of dealer license is right for you? We will explain the benefits of each type of license.

DMV License Requirements
We explain just who can get a Dealer License and all of your required items.

Dealership Location
Your choice of Dealership License Type will dictate your location requirements. You will always need an Office.

DMV Forms Kit
Our exclusive Retail Dealer Forms Kit makes compliance EZ & simple. $75.

Dealer Auction Access
You and your staff will gain auction access to dealer only auctions across the state & beyond.

DMV Advertising Regulations
We explain how to legally advertise and how a wholesaler can sell to the public.

DMV Dealer Examination
We make sure you can pass this exam. We make it EZ for you.

NICB Stolen Vehicle Query
Every student learns how to check the VIN for free to identify stolen vehicles prior to purchase.

DMV Software for Lender Access
Exclusive access to DMV Dealer Management Software to access over 100 lenders with one application.

Branded Title Identification
Car Dealer Attorneys are making branded title sales almost impossible.

Dealer Activities Which Are Not Lawful
Compliance is simple & EZ. We help you avoid simple mistakes. Even simple mistakes get experienced dealers into trouble.

Out of State & Out of Country Sales
Exporting vehicles can be very good business but the correct paperwork is essential.

Dealer Plates & Personal Use Reporting
Dealer Plates are like gold but require special handling to be completely legal. Personal Use must be reported monthly to the CDTFA. We show you how.

DMV Registration Agent 101
We can teach you how to issue license plates & reg stickers in house with the DMV BPA system. If that is not for you we are fully licensed to process your dealer vehicle sales.

Vehicle History Disclosure
We only use VINAudit with special pricing for our dealer students.

Drafted Dealer Sales
We will show you how to mrket your services to local wholesalers.

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