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Detectives Arrest Two More for Catalytic Convertor Thefts

March 30th, 2022 11:04 am

NELSON TOWNSHIP, Mich: A 39-year-old Howard City man and a 34-year-old Greenville man were arrested on charges related to catalytic convertor thefts. This investigation spanned Kent & Newaygo Counties. Detectives with the Metro Pattern Crimes Team in cooperation with Kent & Newaygo County detectives were able to track one of the suspects down to a home along Sparta Ave NW in Kent County’s Tyrone Township. This arrest stemmed from a catalytic convertor theft along 18 Mile Rd in Nelson Township on March 23rd. Suspects entered onto the victim’s property around 11:00am and cut the catalytic convertor off an SUV parked in the driveway. Repairs were estimated at $1,000.

Both men have been charged with 5 year felonies of Larceny from a Motor Vehicle & violation of the Scrap Metal Regulatory Act – Buying & Selling Stolen Non Ferrous Metals. Both will be arraigned in the 63rd District Court.

If you have information that could help to move the investigation forward, please call the KCSO at 616-632-6125, or call Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 to report information safely and anonymously.

Contact: Sgt. Eric Brunner | 616.632.6106
Incident: 22-114561