Check the vehicle and note its VIN.
Determine which website to use. Some sites have a charge associated with pulling up the vehicle history report. Cross reference with more than one site if the information seems incomplete.
Enter the vehicle identification number and obtain the report.
Call the local police station or pay them a visit. You can request that they visit you or the vehicle's seller, or bring the vehicle in question directly to them.
If requesting that they come to you, set up an appointment to run the VIN information.
Ask the police officer for a printed copy of the report.