1/22/22 11:00 am
Sublette County sees an increase in Catalytic Converter thefts this week.
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office has now responded to three thefts since Wednesday involving Catalytic converters. This important part of your vehicle’s operation reduces emissions, however nationally since 2021, there has been a spike in thefts due to the value of precious metals found inside of converters. Normally, these thefts occur in areas where a vehicle could be parked for a long period of time without a lot of people in the area. So far this has not been reported in private driveways. Two of the recent thefts in our community occurred out of town where vehicles were parked for recreation or for long periods of time where winter access to the owner’s home required them to park closer to the highway. Here are some tips to protect your vehicle:
If you see something say something. Be watchful for anyone suspicious who is looking around or under vehicles and call Sublette County Dispatch if you see something suspicious 307-367-4378