Catalytic Converter Theft – Arizona

Recent news stories about catalytic converter theft in Arizona

Catalytic converter theft can happen anywhere, however, here are just a few examples of catalytic converter theft in Arizona’s major cities:


Chandler police show catalytic converter thief in action; crime surge continues – AZ Family
Three men arrested in connection to catalytic converter thefts in Chandler – AZ Family
Chandler auto shop partners with police department to combat catalytic converters theft – KOLD News 13
Catalytic converter thefts bedevil Chandler owners – SanTan Sun News
Chandler police say catalytic converter thefts are getting more dangerous – AZ Family


Catalytic converter thefts rise sharply in Gilbert – Gilbert Sun News


Man accused of stealing catalytic converters from cars in Glendale – Fox 10 Phoenix
Glendale detectives arrest catalytic converter theft suspect – Your Valley


‘Nobody’s safe out there’: Valley catalytic converter thefts skyrocket – ABC15 News
Catalytic converter theft is on the rise in Arizona. Here’s what you can do about it – AZ Central News
Mesa police make 3 arrests in battle against catalytic converter thefts – KTAR News
Mesa Police: 6 arrested following sting operation in connection with catalytic converter thefts – Fox 10 Phoenix
Undercover Mesa cops bust accused catalytic converter thieves – 12 News


Tri-County law enforcement agencies see increase in catalytic converter thefts – WCBU News


Catalytic converter thefts in Arizona jump more than 350% between 2020 and 2022 – KJZZ 91.5 News
Man arraigned after 2022 arrest where police found 1,200 catalytic converters – AZ Central News
Catalytic converter theft continues to rage in Phoenix – Arizona Capitol Times
Phoenix cops find 1,200 catalytic converters as thefts soar – AP News
Imprisoned for years: Prolific catalytic converter thief taken off Arizona’s streets – Fox 10 News
Exchange: Phoenix Sees Spike in Catalytic Converter Thefts – U.S. News
Have you seen this man? Catalytic converter thief stalks Phoenix auto shop – 12 News
‘Staggering’: Phoenix Police sees nearly 6,500% spike in reported catalytic converter theft cases – Fox 10 Phoenix


Scottsdale ramps up effort on converter thefts – Scottsdale Progress News



VIDEO: Catalytic converter thieves caught in the act in Sun City, Tempe – AZ Family News
Tempe etching event hopes to curb catalytic converter thefts – 12 News
More than 200 car owners get VIN, license plate numbers etched onto catalytic converters – ABC 15 News
Police arrest man suspected of stealing over 100 catalytic converters in Tempe, the Valley – AZ Central News
Catalytic converter thefts rising in Tempe – Daily Independent News


Police seek person of interest in attempted catalytic converter theft – KOLD News 13
PCSD Burglary Unit seizes over 100 catalytic converters – KGUN News
N4T Investigators: Arrests made after catalytic converter thefts – KVOA 4 Tucson News
Caught on camera: Auto dealer catches alleged thieves taking catalytic converter – KOLD 13 News
Catalytic converter theft on the rise in Tucson – KGUN 9 Tucson News
DIGGING DEEPER: Tucson Police Department’s etching event continues – KVOA 4 Tucson News

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