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Police arrest 7 for catalytic converter thefts in Springfield

Springfield sees another spike in catalytic converter thefts
Springfield sees another spike in catalytic converter thefts(KY3)
Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 12:45 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police arrested seven wanted for catalytic converter thefts across the city of Springfield.

Here’s a rundown of the latest arrests:

Officers arrested a man accused of stealing after he cut the catalytic converter from a 2003 Honda Element while it was parked on the lot of 1711 W. Battlefield. The offense occurred on April 24 between the hours of 12:10 p.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Officers arrested two more accused of removing two catalytic converters from vehicles parked on the property of AT&T Mobility located at 3028 S. Fremont. The offense occurred on April 15 between 4:10 a.m. and 4:24 a.m. In addition to the previously mentioned case, investigators believe one of them was also involved in the theft of a catalytic converter from a 2006 Ford E350 parked at the Indian Summer Pool and Spa located at 2835 E. Division. That crime occurred on Jan. 29 at 9:40 p.m. Investigators also believe one of the two suspects removed a catalytic converter from a Chevrolet C/K 3500 parked at the South Campbell Baptist Church located at 935 S. Campbell. That crime occurred sometime between Feb. 1 and Feb. 3.

Officers arrested a woman investigators say knowingly participated in the felony theft of a catalytic converter from a Honda Element parked on the lot of Aasby Automotive located at 1022 S. Glenstone. The theft occurred on April 11 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Officers arrested a man investigators say committed two separate felony offenses of stealing between February 1, 4 a.m. and February 3 at 12:09 p.m. The first of the two incidents occurred at Mark Twain Elementary School located at 2352 S. Weaver. The second incident occurred at 1450 E. Cambridge.

Officers arrested two investigators say committed two counts of felony stealing after removing catalytic converters from two vehicles between Fed. 11 at 5 p.m. and Feb 21, 2021 at 4 a.m. The offenses took place at 3035 N. Kentwood and 3050 N. Kentwood.

None arrested have been charged in these crimes.

Some of the information used to establish cases originated from witness statements and surveillance video. Any information provided by the public could potentially be useful in linking a suspect to the criminal act of stealing a converter. However, police say making a report does not mean an officer will respond to the location. Necessary information can be reported over the phone, by calling the Springfield Police Department directly at 417-864-1810.

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