Harsher Punishment For Catalytic Converter Thieves

Catalytic converter thefts are just one of the many types of vehicle crimes that have skyrocketed over the past several years. Now, there is a greater punishment for criminals who steal catalytic converters.

The St. Paul City Council has passed a measure that would make it a misdemeanor to possess a catalytic converter that is not attached to a motor vehicle. Officials hope the change will make it easier for police to prove whether a converter was stolen or not. It also requires anyone who has a detached one to provide a receipt or proof of purchase.

According to law enforcement, nearly 2,000 catalytic converters were stolen last year in St. Paul alone. However, there are some measures you can take to protect your vehicle. Click HERE for more!

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