Tag: thefts

Orange County DA Partners With Police to Reduce Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) office recently teamed up with Buena Park, La Palma, and Cypress police to combat catalytic converter thefts. During the June 12 event, residents could bring their vehicles to Buena Park, Calif. to have their catalytic converters etched with their license plate numbers, connecting the converters to the vehicles in the event…


Police Warn Against Catalytic Converter Thefts

Orange County police are again reminding the public to secure their vehicles as they continue to see a rise in catalytic converter thefts. Costa Mesa police most recently arrested two men early April 15 who they said were caught stealing a catalytic converter on the 2600 block of Newport Boulevard. Lying underneath the body of…


The Consequences of Catalytic Convertor Thefts Are Becoming Deadly

Catalytic convertor thefts are on the rise—and apparently the costly metals found inside are precious enough to warrant risking one’s life for. Unbeknownst to victims who are about to head off to work for the day, they start their car to find it has become extremely loud without the sound muffling device, while others come out to find a thief has been crushed under the car…


The Consequences of Catalytic Converter Thefts Are Becoming Deadly

Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise—and apparently the costly metals found inside are precious enough to warrant risking one’s life for. Victims who are about to head off to work for the day start their car to find it has become extremely loud without the sound muffling device, while others come out to find that a thief has been crushed under their car due to…


Newport Beach Police Chief Recounts ‘More Crooks on the Street’

Newport Beach’s top cop says that while crime remains low in the coastal city, police have seen an upswing in thefts. “We had frankly more crooks on the street,” Police Chief Jon Lewis said during a Feb. 18 Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce meeting. “They were taking advantage of these opportunities here.” The department saw an…