Thursday, 03 December 2020 18:22

Catalytic Converter Thefts Soar in Kansas; Police Push for Stronger Laws

Written by Greg Miller, KAKE News


...the need for a scrap metal database. They’d hoped it would make tracing sales and thefts faster. The problem? It hasn’t stopped thieves.


“There’s not only businesses not complying with the mandate, but there are 30-plus private individuals offering to buy catalytic converters,” said Deputy Chief Jose Salcido. “Because there’s a lot of money in it.”


Salcido urges the public to contact their lawmakers to push for stronger legislation against these thefts, before they find their vehicle victim.


"If people think they’re going to be talking to a judge, they’re less apt to not follow the rules,” he said.


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