1 arrested in Quebec following vehicle thefts in Lindsay: police

One person has been arrested in connection with a string of vehicle thefts in Lindsay, Ont. According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, six vehicles were reported stolen from the driveways of homes over 24 hours between Tuesday and early Wednesday. The vehicles were all newer-model pickup trucks or SUVs. Police say the investigation determined … Read more

Police locate U-Haul used in brazen Surrey patio furniture thefts – BC

Police in Surrey say they have located a U-Haul truck used in a series of patio furniture thefts in the Clayton Heights neighbourhood earlier this week. RCMP confirmed they had also recovered the furniture stolen in a pair of thefts reported by Global News on Wednesday. Read more: ‘So slow, so casual’: Thief uses U-Haul … Read more

Catalytic converter thefts dropping in Manitoba – Winnipeg

It appears the province has found a successful solution to combating catalytic converter thefts. Since the province’s Scrap Metal Act became a law earlier this year, thefts have dropped dramatically, from a high of 353 in April to just 31 in August and 19 in September. The province says part of this can be attributed … Read more

New Orleans police hiring civilians to give traffic citations, respond to thefts : NPR

New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson talks to reporters outside the federal courthouse in New Orleans on Aug. 17, 2022. Hoping to beef up a dwindling police force amid a rise in violent crime, New Orleans officials announced a three-year $80 million plan Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, offering raises for all officers, free health care … Read more

Catalytic converter thefts continue to climb in Peterborough: police – Peterborough

Peterborough police are investigating after catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles at a dealership this month. On Wednesday, police were called to the business in the area of Lansdowne Street West and Westridge Boulevard, which reported that nine vehicles were damaged and each had their catalytic converters stolen. It’s believed the thefts occurred sometime between … Read more

Mississippi law aims to curb rising car part thefts

A law aimed at curbing the theft of catalytic converters goes into effect Friday in Mississippi after the nation has seen a recent dramatic increase in burglaries. The pricey automobile part is the subject of legislation this year in 36 other states. “Since COVID started, the theft of catalytic converters has gone up like crazy,” … Read more