# Catalytic converters
Arapahoe Sheriff arrests suspect in October catalytic converter thefts
(Centennial, Colo.) Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect on charges related to stolen catalytic converters recovered by detectives on Oct. 7, 2022. Three catalytic converters were stolen from Toyota Tacoma trucks at Eco Shield Pest Solutions in Centennial. Arapahoe County deputies recovered the trio of stolen items from a scrap yard in Denver but did not pursue charges against the scrap yard.
Las Vegas city board proposes mandate to reduce catalytic converter thefts
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Las Vegas is no stranger to crime and theft, but in the last few months, the city has seen an alarming rise in catalytic converter thefts. Catalytic converters are tub-like attachments that clean emissions from a vehicle's exhaust and aren't cheap to replace.
Catalytic converter thefts on the rise, Clay County Sheriff’s Office says
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that they have seen an increase in catalytic converter thefts recently. A catalytic converter is a device incorporated into the exhaust system of a vehicle that works to convert pollutant gases into less harmful ones. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the converters contain numerous rare earth metals such as platinum, palladium or rhodium which increases their value.
Aurora cracks down on gift card fraud, catalytic converter theft
(Aurora, Colo.) The Aurora City Council voted Monday to classify gift cards as second-hand property. The item lies buried in legislation that also declared catalytic converters second-hand property. As of mid-July, 384 catalytic converters had been stolen in Aurora so far this year, according to Aurora police.
Chicago Man Shot While Confronting Thieves Attempting to Steal His Car’s Catalytic Converter
A man in the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago was shot Monday when he confronted men he saw under his car trying to steal his catalytic converter. Catalytic converters are being stolen in various Chicago neighborhoodsSeth Sawyers/flickr.
Moreno Valley man arrested in catalytic converter thefts
The suspect was identified as Nathan Hohnstein, a 36-year-old resident of Moreno Valley. The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s department investigation has led to the arrest of a suspect responsible for multiple catalytic converter thefts.
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