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Posted on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 : 7:24 a.m.

Catalytic converters stolen from 5 vehicles in Ypsilanti

By Lee Higgins

Five catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles in Ypsilanti between Monday night and Tuesday morning, police said.

Three were stolen in the 1000 block of Louise Street, while the others were stolen in the 1400 block of Gregory Street and 1100 block of North Huron River Drive, a police crime summary said.

Police do not have any suspects. Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at (734) 483-9510.



Wed, Feb 1, 2012 : 1:48 p.m.

I remember that this was happening at the Miller Park & Ride, more than once. People would get off the bus, get in their vehicles and drive away with the car sounding like it had dropped it's muffler. Really loud! It seemed like the vehicles with the most ground clearance would be the most likely hit. Easier for someone to shimmy under and remove the converter.


Wed, Feb 1, 2012 : 1:19 p.m.

I know there are devices out there that are supposed to prevent catalytic converter thefts. One is called the CatClamp. I wonder how effective they are.


Wed, Feb 1, 2012 : 1:10 p.m.

When are people going to learn to bring ther catalytic converters in their home at night so they won't get stolen?

Michigan Reader

Wed, Feb 1, 2012 : 9:54 p.m.

Because they choose to hide them under their car! It's better for a quick start to work in the morning. Seriously, people should put their car in the garage, IF they have one. Many, many people don't.