Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station led a multi-agency crime operation Wednesday in Los Angeles, resulting in 19 arrests and the recovery of 250 stolen catalytic converters valued at $750,000, some of which were stolen from vehicles in Santa Clarita.
Theft of catalytic converters has been a growing trend in 2020, with a 400 percent increase throughout Los Angeles County, and a significant increase in the Santa Clarita Valley as well, said Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, in an official statement Wednesday.
Read the entire news article from hometownstation.com, March 11, 2021.
NICB assisted with this investigation.
Also, see a related article Catalytic Converter Theft Skyrocketing Nationwide from nicb.org, March 9, 2021.