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Man arrested in theft of catalytic converters in southern Indiana

Police from five counties helped conservation officers and state police with the investigation that led to the arrest.
Credit: Indiana DNR
Catalytic converter and saw recovered during arrest for theft in southern Indiana, May 2021.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana conservation officers and Indiana state troopers made an arrest in connection with a large number of recent catalytic converter thefts throughout southern Indiana.  

According to a Facebook post by Indiana DNR, several law enforcement agencies including Paoli Police along with sheriff's departments in Lawrence, Monroe, Orange, Washington, and Dubois counties, led to the arrest of a man found with converters and a reciprocating saw in the bed of a pickup truck.  

Investigators have not shared the location of the arrest or the name of the suspect because they have identified additional suspects and expect to make more arrests.  

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