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Officer Reutershan Receives the OC Auto Theft Award


On Thursday, May 9, 2013, the Orange County Auto Theft Advisory Committee (ATAC) held its 23rd annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Officer of the Year awards. The breakfast event was held at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.  At the event, awards are given to officers from departments around Orange County who recovered the highest number of vehicles or who made the greatest impact on auto thefts in their communities.  This year’s honoree for the Irvine Police Department was Officer Blake Reutershan who recovered six stolen vehicles, including two “Rolling Stolens”.  Officer Reutershan also made two arrests for auto theft. Deputy Chief Hamel and Commander Hare were in attendance to congratulate Officer Reutershan for his efforts.