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Lesson: Use Rebar to Protect Your Catalytic Converter

The city of Roseville is warning residents about yet another rash of catalytic converter thefts.  At 2:25 a.m. January 14, a good neighbor called 911 to report suspicious activity–someone working underneath a neighbor’s pickup in the 1200 block of Donahue Way. The witness stayed on the phone with dispatch and kept an eye on the suspects from a safe vantage point until officers arrived on scene a few minutes later. Officers detained three suspects and conducted a probation search on their car, finding burglar’s tools and methamphetamine. They checked the victim’s pickup and found that someone had removed the nuts securing the catalytic converter in place, but hadn’t been able to steal the part. The owner of the vehicle had previously had a catalytic converter stolen, and had welded a piece of rebar across his new one to make it harder to steal. A 33-year-old man from Sacramento, a 31-year-old woman from Citrus Heights and a 29-year-old woman from Rancho Cordova were arrested for attempted burglary, possession of methamphetamine and other related charges.

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