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Prime time for catalytic converter thefts


Last updated 9/15/2022 at 8:31am

From June to August of this year, 11 catalytic converters were reported stolen in Lind and Ritzville, according to records provided by the Adams County Sheriff and City of Ritzville Police departments.

Most catalytic converter thefts occur late at night and may involve loud reciprocal saws or other power tools. Prime targets are vehicles with elevated undercarriages, such as trucks and recreational vehicles.

According to, “The first sign of a stolen catalytic converter is incredibly loud vehicle noises… when driving without your catalytic converter, it will sound lik...

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