Police issue warning following spate of catalytic converter thefts in Innisfil and beyond

Devices contain several high-value metals

The South Simcoe Police Service has issued a heads up after a pair of thefts in the region.

Two Innisfil residents recently reported catalytic converters were stolen right out of their vehicles parked in the driveway. These thefts are part of a trend in the Greater Toronto Area, according to the police service.

Catalytic converters form part of a vehicle’s exhaust system and help reduce emissions. Police say the items are being stolen due to the high-value metals that can be found in them.

Meanwhile, in a separate case, the South Simcoe Police Service reported a 32-year-old Newmarket woman has been charged after reports of people going through parked cars in Bradford, looking for something to steal. She faces charges of trespassing, theft, obstructing police, drug possession, and carrying a concealed weapon.