Monday, May 16, 2011

Doan Car Thefts Raise Questions ...

    
 Three arrested in connection with stolen cars from Doan Dodge in Greece (WHEC-TV)

Three people have been arrested in connection with five car thefts from the Doan Dodge Dealership on West Ridge Road in Greece. It happened during the overnight hours between Saturday and Sunday.

Greece Police say two of the three people charged were arrested during traffic stops.

A police officer making a routine patrol of the dealership discovered the cars were missing early Sunday morning.

So far, police have recovered three of the stolen vehicles. Police do not believe this was an inside job.

Anonymous said...
RE: 5 cars stolen from Doan; Does it seem odd that at 3am on a Sunday morning a police car can go up and down a car dealer's lot and spot the open spaces that had cars in them hours earlier?

1. Does our PD routinely patrol all dealers car lots? How often, how thoroughly, what is the patrol "looking" for?

2. Do the dealers provide a "parking lot map" showing where there should be no open spaces thus enabling missing cars to be noticed?

3. Is this a service provided free for all dealerships?

4. Is this really a private security issue that the dealerships should pay for?

5. Why Doan, why this night, why this patrol car?

Is this an inside job for insurance which is using a police report to validate? Was there a tip from a Doan employee to watch the lot? If so why didn't they catch 5 cars being removed? Do we think the crooks had 5 sets of keys or hot wired the cars? Or hauled them onto a car carrier. Is there a record of these cars being test driven without a salesman and thus enabling the driver to duplicate the keys before returning? (unlikely with "smart" keys).

Was this just a lucky catch and our tax dollars aren't being used for hours and hours of free private security work for favored dealerships?   5/16/2011 10:58 AM
 
SCATS ~~ While I'm glad the crooks have been caught, even more perturbing than the questions raised in the above comment is knowing that if it were your car or mine, LITTLE WOULD BE DONE TO RECOVER IT. And ... IF IT WERE RECOVERED, NEXT TO NOTHING IS DONE TO FIND THE THIEF. It goes down as an insurance loss, raising rates for all.
  

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree. It sounds like special attention is given to certain retailers. Do you have to be on some special Chamber list? Or can any business get this sort of special treatment just for the asking?

Why don't police think it was "an inside job?" Was Bud involved?

SCATS said...

To 5:57PM ~~ Berkeley Brean's video on the Ch 10 website states that GPD are refusing to even give out the names or any other info about the men caught today until at least tomorrow. He says it sounds like this might be a much bigger story than about 5 stolen cars. We'll be watching ...

Anonymous said...

I bet the school board had something to do with it.

SCATS said...

To 8:14PM ~~ Why is that?

Anonymous said...

I know this site and people friendly to SCATS have attacked this Doan dealership (see previous posts from a few years back) and its owner for not towing the SCATS party line, but these accusations written in weak forms of questions are over the top and uncalled for. No one deserves to be treated this way but it your site so he just has to take it I guess.

Just my opinion.

Attack away!

Anonymous said...

Scats- I think 8:14 was being sarcastic.

Anonymous said...

They hired the black helicopters man...it's all a conspiracy...Big Brother. Big Brother.

SCATS said...

To 9:28PM ~~ As I recall, it was about a certain individual who works there and is very active in the Chamber, not the dealership as a whole.

Anonymous said...

hmmm where did Augie buy his used caddy from? Look at all the cars in the town parades.....where are they from?