Police Investigate Rash Of Catalytic Converter Thefts

State police are looking into a rash of catalytic converter thefts in three northern Kentucky counties.

It's happening in Pendleton, Bracken, and Robertson Counties.

Police say the thieves are breaking into vehicles parked in parking lots, driveways and on streets. Police say the thefts are occurring at night.

Police say they are taking the catalytic converters by crawling under the vehicles and using pipe cutters. The thieves are targeting Toyota pickup trucks and sedans and Dodge trucks.

Police say thieves take the stolen parts to a recycling business where they are sold for scrap.

A new state law is supposed to cut down on that type of transaction. Kentucky House Bill 106 requires junkyards and other purchasers of diverse metals to keep records of transactions, and to report the transactions to law enforcement.

If you have any information reference these incidents, please contact Kentucky State Police Post 6 at 859-428-1212.

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  • by tj Location: robertson county on Jul 18, 2008 at 10:01 PM
    I for one am ready to take care of these low life thieves! If I catch you on my property you had better be expecting to here gunshots! Get a job like all the other honest hardworking people. You wouldn't like it if someone was stealing from you!
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jul 18, 2008 at 12:06 PM
    Man, those scrap buyers must be really dumb. Wonder how they think a guy gets 20 shiny almost new converters to sell? Yep, must be really dumb guys...gals too.
  • by grumpy on Jul 18, 2008 at 11:09 AM
    cut out the market for them and they will stop stealing them ban scrap yards from buying and you wont loose any more when it is not profitable to take them no one will take the item


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