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Three minutes and thieves steal Camarillo Resident’s catalytic converter – Right in front of his house

Three minutes and thieves steal Camarillo Resident’s catalytic converter – Right in front of his house

By Citizens Journal Staff A Camarillo resident’s catalytic converter was stolen out from under his Prius at 1am Thursday night. The car was parked in the victim’s driveway.  The resident’s surveillance camera’s caught the four thieves as they prowled the suburban neighborhood.  Spotting the Prius the crew turned their car around and stopped.  Within three […]

Los Angeles Trio arrested for Camarillo Catalytic Converter Thefts

Los Angeles Trio arrested for Camarillo Catalytic Converter Thefts

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release During the last week of April 2021, detectives assigned to the Camarillo Police Department’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED) began investigating a Los Angeles based group of individuals who were suspected of stealing catalytic converters from vehicles belonging to Ventura County residents. On May 3, 2021, detectives assigned to […]

Headquarters Station Launches “Etch and Catch” Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Program – Ventura/Oxnard/Unincorporated Areas

Headquarters Station Launches “Etch and Catch” Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Program – Ventura/Oxnard/Unincorporated Areas

In an effort to deter would-be thieves and to track stolen catalytic converters, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Headquarters Patrol Station has teamed up with several local automotive businesses to participate in the “Etch and Catch” anti-theft program. The goal is to deter a potential thief who might be planning to steal your vehicle’s catalytic converter. […]

Oxnard | Catalytic Converter Etching Event- May 1, 2021

Oxnard | Catalytic Converter Etching Event- May 1, 2021

In an effort to stop the theft of catalytic converters, the Oxnard Police Department has teamed up with local auto repair businesses and DRAGG (Drag Racing Against Gangs and Graffiti) to etch and spray your catalytic converter with your license plate number and an Oxnard Police Department logo.  The Oxnard Police Department has partnered with […]

Camarillo Police Department Presents “Etch and Catch” Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Program

Camarillo Police Department Presents “Etch and Catch” Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Program

The Camarillo Police Department is teaming up with several local businesses to deter catalytic converter thefts. Between April 1st, 2020 and March 1st, 2021, there have been 100 catalytic converter thefts in the City of Camarillo.  The top 10 vehicles targeted for catalytic converter thefts in Ventura County Sheriff’s jurisdictions have been, Toyota Prius, Ford […]

Fillmore Police Department Presents “Etch and Catch” Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Program

Fillmore Police Department Presents “Etch and Catch” Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Program

In an effort to deter would-be thieves and to track stolen catalytic converters, the Fillmore Police Department has teamed up with several local auto repair shops. The below listed businesses have agreed to etch your license plate number and paint a Sheriff’s star on your catalytic converter, free of charge. Our goal is to deter […]

Moorpark Police Department Presents “Etch and Catch” Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Program

Moorpark Police Department Presents “Etch and Catch” Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Program

In an effort to deter would-be thieves and to track stolen catalytic converters, the Moorpark Police Department has teamed up with several local auto repair, body shops, and oil change locations. The below listed businesses have agreed to etch your license plate number and paint a Sheriff’s star on your catalytic converter, free of charge. […]

Simi Valley PD Warn: Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise – Take Precautions

Simi Valley PD Warn: Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise – Take Precautions

The Simi Valley Police Department would like to alert the public of catalytic converters reported stolen from older Honda Accords, Odysseys and Toyota Camrys. Simi Valley and other local cities have reported similar thefts of catalytic converters from Hondas and Toyota vehicles. Suspects are sawing the catalytic converters off from the exhaust pipe.  Catalytic converters […]