Bakersfield, CA asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California

Q: Do I need a person's i.d. to report that they stole my vehicle when I gave they're first last name and d.o.b. and addres

Well my vehicle that I had just purchased and at the time due to the coronavirus wasnt able to register it in my name yet but had bill of sale and paperwork was stolen and traded but at the time people who stole it said they had it towed away so I made a police report and when the investigator called and asked what I wanted done I said to report the bike stolen and have a officer ask them were they had it towed because they wouldn't tell me and I didn't want the situation to get outta hands or to avoid conflict and he said he would add it to the hot list but I needed the peoples i.d. number and d.o.b. to do anything more so couldn't have a officer do that but I gave they're exact names last names d.o.b. and address but still he said I can't unless you get they're i.d. numbers is that true or is that a lie to obstructing justice? They didn't even notify me or the registered owner they recovered it when they did.

1 Lawyer Answer
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

if/when you report a theft it is not up to you to determine the dob or cdl of the victim.

that is what the police are supposed to do........

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