Crimes Against Property

The Crimes Against Property Unit is comprised of a Sergeant and five Detectives. They are charged with the responsibility of investigating felony and misdemeanor "property" crimes occurring within the City’s jurisdiction. Property crimes include, but are not necessarily limited to, residential and commercial burglary, auto theft and thefts from autos, vandalism, shoplifting, as well as forgery, fraud, identity theft and computer crime. The investigations include identification, apprehension, interrogation, and prosecution of offenders, case clearance and the processing of stolen and recovered property. In some cases, due to lack of leads, witnesses or evidence, the investigation remains unsolved.

At this time, the Crimes Against Property unit uses the following investigative assignments:

  • Two detectives specialize in burglary, one working residential and the other working commercial burglaries; they also work general thefts and vandalism to anything other than a vehicle
  • One detective specializes in auto theft, thefts from autos and any vandalism to autos Two detectives specialize in working fraud, forgery, identity theft and computer crimes.
  • Additionally, one detective is assigned to the high-tech crimes unit (computer forensics)

The Detective Bureau is lead by Commander Cord Vandergrift at 714-548-3732.