Catalytic Converter Theft – Minnesota

Recent news stories about catalytic converter theft in Minnesota

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


Theft suspects were easy to see in the light of day – Hometown Source

Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park Police arrest man with tools for removing catalytic converters – CCX Media
Catalytic converter thefts rise to record numbers in some cities – CCX Media



Catalytic converter thefts hitting southeast metro – Hometown Source

Maple Grove

Maple Grove police see upstick in catalytic converter thefts – CCX Media
Catalytic converter thefts in Minnesota up 425% in 2021 – KROC News


It could soon be harder to sell used catalytic converters in Minneapolis – MinnPost
Minneapolis City Council passes ordinance aimed at catalytic converter thefts – KSTP News
Catalytic converter thefts in Minneapolis and Saint Paul approaching 2019 nationwide levels – The Center Square
Police: Catalytic converter thief strikes again, gets 11th DWI – Bring me the news
Rise in catalytic converter thefts prompt new city laws – CBT News



Man arrested in string of catalytic converter thefts in SE Minnesota – KTTC News
Two catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in Northwest Rochester – Post Bulletin
More catalytic converters stolen across Rochester – Post Bulletin
Catalytic converter theft in Rochester happened in broad daylight – KROC News
Shawn Clement, 36, Charged In Connection With 100+ Catalytic Converter Thefts – CBS Minnesota News

St. Paul

St. Paul Police: Man shot after confronting catalytic converter thieves – Fox 9 News
Catalytic converter thief’s case files offer insight into crime of opportunity – KARE 11 News
Man wounded in shooting when he confronts would-be catalytic converter thief in St. Paul – Yahoo Sports
Catalytic converter thefts in Minnesota surge as local, state officials seek tougher penalties – InForum


Police: 2 men arrested after attempted catalytic converter theft in Woodbury – FOX 9 KMSP

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