The Turlock Police Department has noticed a significant increase in thefts of catalytic converters. The thefts are occurring during the night from vehicles parked on the street and driveways. The catalytic converters are being sold to junk yards or recycling centers.
We would like citizens of this community to be on guard. If possible park your vehicles in a garage. If a garage is not accessible park your vehicle in a well-lighted area.
If anyone sees a suspicious person in their neighborhood we are asking you to take the following steps to safeguard themselves and their property:
• Do not approach the subject(s).
• From a safe distance, pay close attention to what the subject(s) is doing/carrying.
• Get a good description of the subject(s) ie. race, gender and clothing description).
• Call our Dispatch center and report the suspicious activity @668-1200.