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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2021
The theft of catalytic converters in Springfield and surrounding municipalities continue to plague communities. This is due, in part, by the ease of removing the converter and the value of the various metals found within. The Springfield Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit is working hard to mitigate this criminal act by closely examining each reported incident, sharing information with other law enforcement agencies, identifying suspects, and presenting various cases to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review. In order to assist police investigators with combating this problem, we ask that the public take the following considerations in order to better protect their vehicles:
The make, model, and year of your vehicle has some impact on determining the likelihood of your vehicle being targeted. Based on theft reports reviewed by detectives, it would appear the more commonly targeted vehicles in our area would include various models of the Ford pick-up along with smaller vehicles such as the Chevrolet Cavalier, Honda Element, and the Toyota Prius.
By working together, we hope to greatly reduce the number of occurrences both in Springfield and outlying communities. See Something / Say Something
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Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey417-864-1786 [email protected].gov
Release authorized by Chief Paul Williams