Several Catalytic Converter reported stolen last week
Westfield police on several cases of stolen catalytic converters
In a recently published article by Tapinto.net, authorities said that several catalytic converters were reported stolen by residents last week. There was also an attempted home burglary, and landscaping tools were reported stolen.
A catalytic converter was stolen from a resident’s vehicle on the 100 block of Washington Street, on Aug.6, Westfield police department said. The resident noticed the vehicle exhaust system was damaged. As per Westfield police department on Aug. 11, three other incidents of catalytic converters being stolen were reported by residents.
A resident on the 100 block of Surrey Lane, told Westfield police department that his catalytic converter was stolen overnight between Aug. 10 and Aug. 11. The resident’s vehicle was parked in front of the residence, Westfield police department said. Another resident on the 100 block of Cottage Place, informed Westfield police department that two catalytic converters were stolen that night from his two vehicles, which were parked in the driveway.
A resident on the 100 block of Summit Court reported to Westfield police department that his catalytic converter was also stolen that night. The resident’s vehicle was parked on the street, Westfield police department said. The converters are valued at $1,000 each, Westfield police department said.
In May, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill aimed at combating the sale and purchase of illegally obtained catalytic converters. Catalytic converter theft is a state-wide issue. A resident on Sunset Avenue on Aug. 7, notified Westfield police department of an attempted home burglary at 4 a.m.
On Aug. 11, a landscaper on the 700 block of Harding Street told Westfield police department that his leaf blower and trimmer were stolen. The landscaper was working in the rear yard before he noticed that his tools were missing from the front yard, Westfield police department said.“Total owner estimated value of the stolen items is $1,100.00.