Thieves steal 11 catalytic converters from cars parked in SLO

November 17, 2021


Thieves stole 11 catalytic converters from vehicles in San Luis Obispo over the past week, according to police.

Nine of the stolen catalytic converters came from Toyota Priuses. The other two were stolen from Honda Elements,police said.

“Catalytic converter theft this last week has been aggressive throughout the city,” police said.

The police department is asking residents to call 911 immediately if they hear or see suspicious activity.

Earlier this year, in February, officers caught three thieves from Northern California as they were stealing catalytic converters in San Luis Obispo. Then in May, officers caught a pair of thieves from Merced with eight stolen catalytic converters.

In late March, officers said there had already been 73 catalytic converter thefts in San Luis Obispo since Jan. 1. Priuses had been a common target for the catalytic converter thieves, police said at the time.

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For last 4 years that I know of on J street and other streets in downtown Sacramento ,Sacramento PD has cops on bicycles when it is dark out .They escort business owners to and from their businesses and vehicles .They also escort the public as they window shop or restaurant/bar hop etc .It seems to work pretty good at keeping the occurrence of violence/crime/theft etc etc to a controllable amount

But crime will stop as soon as we spend $52,000,000 for a new police station, right?

Bring Pro active police work back…patrol cars are suppose to patrol not sit in cop shop parking lots…

Have you seen the price of gas? Kidding, I agree with you.

How about bike and foot patrols downtown?

Community police type of approach.