Police search for catalytic converter thieves


The Noblesville Police Dept. is asking the public for assistance in apprehending three thieves who stole from a local car dealership.

(Surveillance shot provided by Noblesville Police Dept.)

At approximately 2:59 p.m. May 15, police officers responded to Kahlo Jeep, 9900 Pleasant St., in reference to a report of several thefts from vehicles. Representatives of Kahlo Jeep reported that five catalytic converters were discovered stolen from five diesel pickup trucks sometime between the evening of May 14 and the early morning hours of May 15.

NPD spokesman Lt. Bruce Barnes said surveillance video recovered from the dealership captures three men walking around the lot at approximately 9:30 p.m. May 14.

“The subjects appeared to be driving a white or cream colored vehicle similar to a Chevrolet Impala,” he said. “A few hours later, surveillance video captures the subjects again on the premise in and around vehicles that were later determined to be missing catalytic converters.”

A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device that converts toxic chemicals in the exhaust of an internal combustion engine into less toxic substances.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Noblesville Police Dept.’s Criminal Investigation Division at 776-6371 or tips@noblesville.in.us.