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    FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — Police in Fairfield arrested three men from the East Bay and another man from Modesto suspected to be involved in a catalytic converter theft ring, after a chase last week into Napa County. The suspects were spotted the morning of Oct. 12 in the area of Beck and Woolner avenues in Fairfield, where officers noticed a...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s been a tough year for drivers in Chicago. There have been carjackings and a big jump in catalytic converter thefts. Now there’s possible help on the way to protect your car. READ MORE: Student, Security Guard Shot Outside Wendell Phillips Academy High School In BronzevilleCBS 2’s Jim Williams reports from Humboldt Park and the hope is...
    WESTMORELAND COUNTY (KDKA) — State police say catalytic converters are once again being stolen from people’s cars. Police say it is because precious metal prices are on the way up. READ MORE: Man And Woman Arrested For Allegedly Using Drugs In Car With Children Inside“It filters what’s coming out of the exhaust,” said Donnie Zappone Jr. of Zappone’s Automotive Repair....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police want people to be aware of a string of catalytic converter thefts, the most recent ones in the Jefferson Park community. According to CPD, the suspects pull up next to parked cars, climb underneath them and steal the vehicle’s catalytic converter. READ MORE: AMBER ALERT: 7-Month-Old Xeniyah Sanders Missing From Merrillville, IndianaCPD released a list...
    With catalytic converter thefts surging across the nation, Minneapolis is the next city crafting a policy specifically aimed at slowing down those bent on stealing the valuable auto parts.  Under an ordinance proposed by City Council Member Andrew Johnson, sales of any used catalytic converters not attached to a vehicle could only be carried out by “bona fide” auto shops...
    Mechanics at an automotive shop in Takoma Park, Maryland, spent Friday afternoon etching serial numbers on catalytic converters and painting them. Depeshwar Doley, the owner of RS Automotive, said police asked him to offer the service so they can better track the commonly stolen car part. Doley is doing it for free, and his customers are clamoring for it. “We’ve been...
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – It’s pretty incredible to watch home surveillance video capture crooks in a pricey BMW pull up to a Hollywood home at 5:30 p.m. Friday. In seconds, they’re out the door with a jack, looking to steal a catalytic converter. READ MORE: Cancer Specialist Shares What To Learn From Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis' Breast Cancer DiagnosisSomeone inside...
    FREMONT (CBS SF) – A man suspected of opening fire on eyewitnesses while attempting to steal a catalytic converter in a Fremont neighborhood has been arrested, police said. On the morning of September 3, police said the gunman and another suspect tried to steal the device from a work truck near Havasu Street and Choctaw Drive in the city’s Warm...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón says he is reaching to car manufacturers in an effort to deter catalytic converter thefts. Catalytic converters, which are used to turn hazardous exhaust from an automobile into less harmful gases, are a big ticket item for thieves because they are made of highly valuable metals like platinum, rhodium,...
    A MISSOURI man’s attempt to hawk a catalytic converter online inadvertently displayed a massive bag of meth, a syringe and a spoon.  “Sorry folks, his catalytic converters are not for sale right now,” Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader declared in a Facebook post.  2James Kertz, 38, was taken into custody at his Reeds Spring, Missouri home by deputies on Wednesday...
    Garfield police caught a catalytic converter thief red-handed, authorities said. A Monroe Street resident heard a noise and found Louis G. Cadet Jr., 35, of Paterson doing something under a parked vehicle shortly before midnight Wednesday, Capt. Richard Uram said. Cadet, who was carrying a tool bag, quickly fled as the resident approached him, he said. Sgt. Michael Bocco and...
    "Sorry folks, his catalytic converters are not for sale right now," Rader quipped before adding, "Take note, if you are selling items on social media, make sure your drugs are not in the background!" Investigators said Kertz is a felon and repeat offender with prior convictions for resisting arrest, third-degree domestic assault, possession of a controlled substance, and endangering the...
    A Missouri man trying to sell a catalytic converter online has been arrested after a huge stash of meth and a syringe were spotted in the background of the photo he used for the advertisement. James Kertz, 38, was taken into custody in Reeds Spring on Wednesday after posting a photo of the catalytic converter on Facebook Marketplace. His bag...
    SANTA CRUZ — A countywide broadcast for catalytic converter theft suspects netted one arrest. On Thursday night, CHP responded to the broadcast regarding suspects wanted for alleged catalytic converter thefts that occurred in the city of Santa Cruz. Shortly before midnight, CHP officers spotted the suspect vehicle, a 2003 silver Acura TL, on Highway 1 near Vista Point. When the...
    A suspect purportedly attempting to steal car parts overnight bit off more than he could chew and died while allegedly mid-crime, police said. The Harrison Police Department launched an investigation on Tuesday, Sept. 21 after a man was found crushed to death underneath a parked vehicle in the 500 block of Main Street in West Harrison. Police said that the...
    DUNCANVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Thefts of catalytic converters have spiked nationwide, due to the value of the metal inside, and with that in mind, the Duncanville Police Department is offering up a free event that may help combat these thefts. “Operation Etch and Catch” is set for Saturday, September 25, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Duncanville City...
    LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Steve Horvath has a crew of experienced auto mechanics at his Littleton auto repair shop, Jeno’s auto service. Horvath now jokes even his mechanics may not be able to match the catalytic converter thief who victimized one of his customer’s cars as it was parked on his lot earlier this summer. (credit: Jeno’s) “Even my guys...
    OAKLAND — A BART police officer’s good hearing led to the arrest Wednesday afternoon of a man suspected of trying to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle in a Fruitvale station parking structure, officials said Thursday. Officials said the officer was conducting a security check at the station about 12:54 p.m. Wednesday and was on the fourth floor of...
    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A trio of alleged catalytic converter thieves have been arrested in Fairfield, police say. The Fairfield Police Department says, back on Monday, someone called to report a catalytic converter theft that had just happened along the 4900 block of Ridgefield Way. Officers who responded to the scene were then told by neighbors that the suspects were...
    Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office deputies recently arrested two men for catalytic converter thefts, as well as other charges: During the early morning hours of August 21st Bulloch County Deputies, while on routine patrol, encountered a suspicious vehicle at Cotton Tire in the City of Statesboro. Sergeant Jason Borne and Deputy...
    ROHNERT PARK (CBS SF/BCN) — Rohnert Park Police requested the public’s help Monday with searching for a suspect in a catalytic converter theft early that morning. Shortly before 7 a.m., a resident at the Valley Village Mobile Home Park heard a loud noise and went outside to look, according to the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety. She reportedly spotted...
    FREMONT (CBS SF) – Police in Fremont are responding to a reported shooting following an attempted catalytic converter theft Friday afternoon. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the department tweeted that they have responded to the area of Havasu Street and Choctaw Drive, near Warm Springs Community Park. According to police, the suspects were attempting to steal a catalytic converter when an...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man who yelled from the window of his San Francisco home at two catalytic converter thieves escaped injury when the thieves opened fire at him Thursday, police said. The shooting was reported just before 1 a.m. on the 300 block of Molimo Dr. in the Miraloma neighborhood near Mount Davidson. READ MORE: Giants Avoid...
    HOUSTON -- A car owner shot a man he believed was trying to steal his catalytic converter, Houston police said.It happened around 5 a.m. Saturday off of Spruce Forest on the northwest side.According to police, the car's owner came outside and found thieves trying to steal his catalytic converter. He confronted them, shooting multiple times. One of the thieves was...
    SAN BRUNO (BCN) — Police in San Bruno are looking for a suspect involved in a vehicle pursuit earlier this week. On Tuesday at 4:18 a.m., officers with the San Bruno Police Department were patrolling the area of the Shelter Creek Condominiums due to reports of recent catalytic converter thefts. READ MORE: Dixie Fire Update: Buildings Burn In Canyondam; Fire...
    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – Catalytic converter theft has become far too common. Now the impact of these crimes are reaching far beyond the vehicle owner. In Arvada, it has hurt one of the most vulnerable groups in the community. (credit: CBS) BeyondHome Transitional Housing helps families overcome issues due to poverty and trauma. Their campus has 40 apartments, serving 51...
    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4)– Catalytic converters continue to be targeted by thieves in Colorado for their value. Thieves steal the devices because they contain precious metals such as platinum, palladium, or rhodium, which help convert engine exhaust into a less harmful gas. A catalytic converter (credit: CBS) They can steal the part from under your vehicle in just minutes. The...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A surging number of thefts of increasingly valuable catalytic converters has prompted the NYPD to come up with a possible solution -- a way to track the pricy car parts so that stolen ones cannot be resold on the open market.The car parts, made of precious metals, have become more valuable as the pandemic cut...
    Police in Linden are seeking three men accused of stealing several catalytic converters. Officers responded to reports of suspicious activity on the 400 block of Roselle Street around 4 a.m. July 22, where the grey Acura MDX pictured above was spotted leaving the scene, and is believed to be involved. Suspect No. 1 is described as a Hispanic man with short black...
    Police in Linden are seeking three men accused of stealing several catalytic converters. Officers responded to reports of suspicious activity on the 400 block of Roselle Street around 4 a.m. July 22, where the grey Acura MDX pictured above was spotted leaving the scene, and is believed to be involved. Suspect No. 1 is described as a Hispanic man with short black...
    SAN BRUNO – Peninsula authorities over the weekend arrested a 40-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of stealing catalytic converters following a pursuit. Just after 7 a.m. Saturday, security guards summoned officers after they found the suspects removing the devices from vehicles inside an apartment complex parking garage, the San Bruno Police Department said in a news release....
    YUBA CITY (CBS13) — A pair of suspected catalytic converter thieves were arrested after a traffic stop in Yuba City early Friday morning. The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to Glidden Lane after someone reported seeing a suspicious car parked in an orchard. Deputies soon spotted a car slowly leaving the area. READ MORE: Dixie Fire Update: Smoke...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s a crime that can be committed in just minutes, which is why when it comes to protecting your car from catalytic converter theft, law enforcement says there’s some things you should consider. “The thieves are getting by faster than we can catch them,” said Jose Munoz, the assistant chief of the Dallas County Marshal Service....
    CATALYTIC converter theft is continuing to be an expensive problem. If you are a car owner, you'll want to understand why your vehicle could be at risk. 2Modern cars have the ability to use a three-way catalytic converterCredit: Getty What are catalytic converters? Catalytic converters, which have been around since the 19th century, are exhaust systems attached to an automobile...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Catalytic converter thefts are at an all-time high in Denver. Hundreds of car owners have turned their keys, only to hear the unmistakable, loud roaring. Thieves are more brazen than ever, recently targeting a church parking lot. Reverend Jim Chapman at Christ’s Body Ministries has joined the long victim list of catalytic converter thefts. (credit: CBS) “It’s a...
    OAKLAND (BCN) — Police recovered three guns early Tuesday morning following an attempted theft in East Oakland near the city of Alameda, police said Wednesday. Officers responded to a call around 2 a.m. in the 3300 block of Alameda Avenue and when they arrived, they saw a person standing next to a car. The person seemed surprised and yelled to...
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Sacramento County deputies say they arrested five catalytic converter theft suspects within minutes of each other recently. The sheriff’s office says an alert citizen reported seeing two people trying to steal a catalytic converter from a Toyota Prius in a parking lot along the 5000 block of Madison Avenue. READ MORE: Man Struck, Killed By Car...
    MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The latest victim of catalytic converter thefts is a food bank in Mesquite. On Monday night, they were stolen off two box trucks belonging to Sharing Life Community Outreach. The nonprofit uses them to pick up and deliver food to thousands across Mesquite and its surrounding communities. Experts say businesses and nonprofits are being hit just...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A neighbor trying to stop a crime became the victim of another one. Alejandro Plascencia was walking his dog early Saturday morning in Sacramento when he heard a familiar sound of a power tool being used. READ MORE: Stockton Church Deacon Dead, Parishioner in Critical Condition After Apartment Shooting “I heard a power tool going off right...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A neighbor trying to stop a crime became the victim of another one. Alejandro Plascencia was walking his dog early Saturday morning in Sacramento when he heard a familiar sound of a power tool being used. READ MORE: Teenage Boy, 17, After Being Shot In Stockton “I heard a power tool going off right behind me. I...
    ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A summer camp for homeless children in New Jersey is trying to get back on the road after an expensive part of their school bus was stolen. Summer camp just started this week at Bernice’s Place, a program in Union County run by the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. READ MORE: Elsas Impact: Subway Riders...
    SANTA CRUZ – A catalytic converter theft, something that has become all too common in Santa Cruz, turned far more dangerous Wednesday morning. Santa Cruz police officers responded at 5:37 a.m. to the 500 block of Frederick Street after reports of gunfire in the area, according to a press release from the department. Two men were seen underneath a parked car...
    CARSON (CBSLA) — The Carson Sheriff’s Station and the City of Carson are hosting a catalytic converter theft prevention Event on Saturday, July 17. The event will run from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. READ MORE: California Kicks Off $1.1 Billion Clean-Up Campaign All participants will have their catalytic converters etched with a unique identifying number at no cost. The...
    SAN LEANDRO — A suspected catalytic converter thief was arrested Tuesday morning after authorities said he struck a police officer with his vehicle before ramming his way out of a gated parking garage and was pursued into Oakland where he was captured, authorities said. A second suspect was able to escape and is being sought. The officer suffered a minor...
    DENVER (CBS4) – As Colorado theft cases involving catalytic converters continue to climb, AAA Colorado and auto repair shops are hoping to help stop the crime. The hope is to install 10,000 stickers onto catalytic converters to create a way for the part to be tracked. “This is going to hopefully disrupt that black market, it will make it a lot...
    SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) — A group of catalytic converter thieves in San Leandro were trapped by police inside a condominium complex’s gated parking garage early Tuesday morning until they drove through the gate to escape, injuring an officer in the process. One suspect was eventually captured following the incident which happened at around 5:50 a.m. Tuesday on the 1100...
    SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) — A group of catalytic converter thieves in San Leandro were trapped by police inside a condominium complex’s gated parking garage early Tuesday morning until they drove through the gate to escape, injuring an officer in the process. One suspect was eventually captured following the incident which happened at around 5:50 a.m. Tuesday on the 1100...