Poway Catalytic Converter Thefts

Unknown Suspects Wanted forStealing Catalytic Converters from Vehicles Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

July 18, 2013

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Poway station are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate the suspects wanted in connection with the thefts of catalytic converters from parked vehicles.

Detectives said that between July 13 and July 17, 2013, eight catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles in the city of Poway. Thieves have targeted Toyota Tundra and Tacoma trucks and stolen their catalytic converters which are bolted onto the vehicles undercarriages. The thefts have occurred at night, between 6:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

The cost to replace a catalytic converter is between $800 and $1000. It is believed that the thieves are stealing them, removing the metals and selling them to recycling businesses.

The areas, within the city of Poway, where the thefts have occurred are:

12000 block of Conley Street 13000 block of Arikara Drive 13000 block of Frame Road 13000 block of Robison Blvd 13000 block of Sam o Reno Road

Anyone with information on this case should call the Sheriff’s Department’s Poway station at (858)513-2800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.

• Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Detective Trina Cremans at (858) 513-2836 • Media inquires about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.