On Friday, April 23, at 7:21 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a theft that occurred from a vehicle in Boyden, IA.
Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that someone stole a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked on Sheridan Street in Boyden.
This crime likely occurred on Friday, April 23, around 2:00 a.m.
If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to contact the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office would also like to notify the public; due to increased thefts of catalytic converters nationwide, here are some tips to help prevent becoming a victim:
- Invest in an anti-theft locking device, which costs significantly less than replacing a stolen catalytic converter. An example of this device can be found here: www.catstrap.net.
- Whenever possible, park your vehicle in your driveway, garage or a well-lit area whenever possible.
- Install motion sensor lighting around your home.
- Immediately report suspicious activity you see by calling 911.
I really don’t have a lot on this case. I already suspect it was the friend, but thought maybe about putting out a press release to let people know it may be happening in our area and how to prevent it? Just an idea.
- Invest in an anti-theft cable locking device, which are significantly less costly than replacing a catalytic converter
• Park your vehicle in your driveway or garage whenever possible
• Make arrangements for your vehicle if it will be left for an extended period of time
• Install motion sensor lighting around your home
• Immediately report any suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1