Sioux County Sheriff

Information sought in catalytic converter theft – April 23

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:
  • 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