DECATUR — A 25-year-old driver reported to Decatur police that the catalytic converter on her vehicle had been stolen, and will cost more than $2,500 to replace.
Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said the theft occurred sometime between the afternoon of Jan. 5 and 9 a.m. Friday while the vehicle was parked in Twin Oaks Court. Copeland said the driver realized something was wrong when she started the vehicle and heard it making excessive noise.
Updated mugshots from the Herald & Review
Joseph A. Williams
William A. Hosea
Byron D. Theus
Jetrevius O. Jarrett
Aaron L. Hand
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The Bloomington-based insurer this week said that more than 18,000 claims related to the theft of the auto part were filed nationwide from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021. Of those claims, one in 10 were filed in Illinois.
Police investigating a report of vehicle catalytic converter theft said they caught the Decatur suspect red-handed: carrying a stolen converter in each hand and with four more stuffed inside a duffle bag.