Auto Theft Unit

Sergeant Sean Baudat is the supervisor of the Auto Theft Unit, which is responsible for the investigation of crimes inclusive of vehicle theft, organized theft rings, recovered abandoned vehicles, and burglary of motor vehicles.The Auto Theft Unit also conducts 68A vehicle inspections on Wednesdays at 231 Legion Drive in Richmond, Texas, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Due to the high volume, we are unable to schedule appointments for 68A vehicle inspections. Residents of the City of Houston and Harris County must conduct 68A inspections with their respective agency of jurisdiction. 
Due to the nature of vehicle inspections, we are unable to conduct these inspections during times of inclement weather. Fort Bend County residents in need of such inspections must present the subject vehicle or trailer along with accompanying documents at the time of inspection.To better serve all Fort Bend County residents in need, we are unable to travel to the vehicle location for inspection purposes. To prevent the occurrence of fraud, detectives are unable to conduct and report Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) research information via phone.While detectives strive to adhere to the above inspection schedule, there may be times when other duties call them away from inspection service. Should you wish to call ahead to ensure availability, please contact an Auto Theft Unit detective. 
Detective Chapman: 281-341-3829
Detective Hartfield: 281-341-4699
Detective Adkins: 281-341-3879
Detective Douglas: 281-341-4646
Sergeant Baudat can be reached via email at or phone at 281-341-3853.

Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies only
Non-emergencies 281-341-4665
To report information on a current investigation call 281-341-4686.To report an anonymous tip call 281-341-TIPS (8477).