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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/28/2017 02:46 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/28/2017 02:50 PM
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Rural Crimes PSA from Calaveras Sheriff's Office on Owner Applied Numbers

San Andreas, CA...What is an Owner Applied Number and why do I need an OAN? Stolen vehicles are linked to their owners through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Stolen livestock can be traced through brands registered with the Bureau of Livestock identification. What about your farm machinery, supplies and personal property? Suppose you had a chain saw stolen from your shop. Law Enforcement Officers apprehended a suspect with a number of chain saws in his possession. Could you distinguish your chainsaw from those on hand? Could you expect to get yours back? Thanks to a nationally established system your property would be returned if it was marked with an Owner Applied Number.




This number is uniquely yours. It is stored in a database in the National Crime Information Center. When property with your OAN is discovered, the marked property can be traced and returned to you from anywhere in the United States.

OAN Example: CA 054 0001 A, (CA) – The first two letters stand for the state in which you OAN was issued. (054) – The next three numbers are assigned to the county in which your OAN was issued. (0001) – The next four numbers are computer generated numbers. (A) – The last letter is the first letter of your last name.

OAN numbers can be stamped, engraved, or painted on to farm equipment, logging equipment, mechanical equipment etc.
Where do I sign up for my OAN? Previously, Tulare County was the nearest OAN registration. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office is finalizing the creation of our own locally based numbering system. To sign up and receive an OAN please contact Rural Crimes Prevention Task Force Sergeant Greg Stark at (209) 754-6783.

THEFT PREVENTION TIPS

•Maintain an inventory list of equipment, complete with engine numbers, make and model, year, color, capacity or any other information that will help you identify lost items.

•When possible, bring major equipment in from the work site each night and lock in a barn or shed.

•If equipment must be left out overnight, put it where it can be seen from your house or park it near a neighbor’s house. Keep equipment away from roads where it is vulnerable to theft and vandalism.

•Keep boats, snowmobiles, bikes, ATVs and other small equipment locked in a building or secured to a stationary object with case hardened chains and padlocks.

•If motorized equipment must be left outside or idle for long periods, remove the rotor, distributor cap or battery to prevent theft.

•Do not leave tools and other equipment in the back of a pickup truck, lock tool boxes.

•Keep storage areas neat and well organized to keep track of equipment and discourage potential thieves.

•Lock up chemicals; if stolen, they can be resold.

•Request that chemicals be delivered on the day needed and not before.

•Install audible alarms on outbuildings to prevent illegal entry.

•Make a note of any suspicious vehicle or person that you notice and send information to the Sheriff’s Office.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-11-28 14:52:03   By: Anonymous
 
What about guns hand tools and camping equipment

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    Posted on: 2017-11-28 14:54:49   By: Anonymous
     
    It's only for chainsaw attachments for AR-15s

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-11-28 14:57:01   By: Anonymous
     
    Guns and hand tools can be used to prevent repeat offenders, but the camping gear just invited them to move in.

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      Posted on: 2017-11-28 18:48:28   By: Anonymous
       
      My OAN number is .44Mag.

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    Posted on: 2017-11-29 04:53:14   By: Anonymous
     
    times sure have changed, typing on type writers with screens, reading the news from the www. when I was a boy in the mid 30's they called an oan one angry nigga. I know it ain't right but thats the way things were in those days. I got to go my fingers hurt from this typing so good luck with your oan's

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Calaveras SO on top of it
Posted on: 2017-11-28 18:05:31   By: Anonymous
 
I'm delighted to read that under the current leadership of the County SO there is participation in the OAN program. Further protection of residents who have equipment and want to go away on vacation. More and more we seem to have people around scoping out neighborhoods and looking for a way to make a quick $.

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    Re: Calaveras SO on crack.
    Posted on: 2017-11-28 18:44:33   By: Anonymous
     
    I put my OAN number on my forehead.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-11-28 21:19:23   By: Anonymous
 
Makes government confiscation easier.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-11-28 21:30:40   By: Anonymous
     
    Mark of the beast


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-11-29 04:56:57   By: Anonymous
 
Si when I steal all your motorized tools I call the sheriff dept to get my OAN number to put it on your stuff?.....cool beans

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    Posted on: 2017-11-29 07:34:02   By: Anonymous
     
    Geez , just get an electric etcher and scratch your driver license number on your stuff. I have for years. Do we really need another government program to accomplish the simple?

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