Houston area scrap metal company believes theft prevention should be the focus of city’s new ordiance on catalytic converters
The owner of C&D Scrap Metal said the city of Houston’s new ordinance on catalytic converters is redundant to rules and regulations that already exist, and the city should have spoken to recyclers before amending the ordinance.
Bond set at $750K for 17-year-old suspected catalytic converter thief charged in deputy’s fatal shooting
Bond has been set at $750,000 for the teen accused in the murder of Harris County Deputy Darren Almendarez, who was shot and killed trying to stop a trio of catalytic converter thieves in late March.
GALLERY: 32 stolen catalytic converters found in vehicle after suspects arrested during chase, HCSO says
HCSO says 32 stolen catalytic converters were found in a vehicle after suspects arrested during a chase. Four people were arrested Saturday after a police chase in Harris County, according to Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle fled. While searching the vehicle, deputies found 32 stolen catalytic converters, along with over $14,500 in cash. Deputies said the cash and car were seized.
Thieves target high school parking lot to steal catalytic converters
KLEIN – Bobbi Pfleger’s daughter knew something was wrong when she tried to start her mother’s SUV Tuesday in the parking lot at Klein Collins High School. “It sounded really really bad,” Pfleger recalled. “She was afraid to keep it running.”Once Pfleger’s husband arrived at the campus they discovered the vehicle’s two catalytic converters had been stolen -- just one of three converter thefts in the high school parking lot that very same day. The thieves are looking for atypical targets these days like high school parking lots. There are cameras in the parking lot but they are looking for leads.