Six Houstonians charged in League City catalytic convertor thefts

Galveston News, By John Wayne Ferguson, Feb. 14, 2022

LEAGUE CITY – Six Houston residents are accused of working together to steal catalytic converters from vehicles parked outside League City apartments, according to police.

Calvin Braxton, 22; Tecambria Close-Rivers, 17; James Deshone, 24; Trevion Jones, 25; Andra Living, 25; and Antonio Prejean, 18, all were arrested on Feb. 3 and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, according to the League City Police Department.

Catalytic converter thefts have risen in Galveston County and other parts of the country over the past year, local and national law enforcement officials have said. The auto parts are valuable because they contain precious metals, including platinum and palladium.

Read more.