Company accused of illegally towing more than 250 vehicles

[CATHY LOCKE, Sacramento Bee]

A two-year investigation by the California Highway Patrol Valley Division Investigative Service Unit into the activities of Davis Tow Inc. culminated Thursday with the arrest of owners Scott Gordon Davis, 54, of Placerville ...

Each is charged with 29 counts of auto theft and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime. Bail for each is set at $1 million ...

The investigation ... focused on reports of vehicles towed without authorization from commercial properties in the area of Sleep Train Arena ...

The tows were not requested by the property owners, he said, rather the tow company allegedly scouted the area for vehicles.

Garcia said the investigation began when the CHP started receiving complaints from people, some of whom thought their vehicles had been stolen ...

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