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Davis Tow Owners, Employees Arrested in Suspected Illegal Towing Scheme




CHP Investigation Results in Arrests of Davis Tow Incorporated Employees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A two-year criminal investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Valley Division Investigative Services Unit, culminated yesterday in the arrests of five employees from Sacramento County-based Davis Tow Incorporated (Davis Tow), which included the owners.

The investigation revealed Davis Tow developed business practices that involved the illegal towing of vehicles from commercial properties in the area of Sleep Train Arena in order to profit from the towing and impound fees.  

Davis Tow routinely failed to properly report private property tows resulting in increased storage fees and often the lien sale of the vehicles at a profit to Davis Tow.  Each of the individuals listed below were arrested and charged with 29 counts of auto theft (10851(a) V.C.) and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime (182(a)(1) P.C.).  Bail for each person has been set at $1,000,000.  

Owners
Scott Gordon Davis, 54 - Placerville                                                        
Christopher Gerald Davis, 46 - Antelope                                                               
Leslie James McKenzie, 50 - Chico                                                           
 
Employees
Andrew Robert Harless, 30 - Homewood
Erik Steven Dyer, 37 - Elverta                     
 
The investigation thus far has identified more than 250 victims resulting in approximately $100,000 in damages.  If you feel that you have been a victim of an unlawfully towed vehicle by Davis Tow, please go to http://www.chp.ca.gov/davis-tow-investigation, where you can complete an incident report or call the California Highway Patrol at (916) 731-6431.





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