Fort Saskatchewan RCMP lay charges in catalytic converter thefts

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta – On August 9, 2022 at 4:15 p.m., Fort Saskatchewan RCMP received a complaint of an unknown female underneath a pickup truck who cut something off the bottom of the vehicle and rode away on a bicycle.

RCMP obtained a photo of the suspect and were able to locate her a short distance away. Two catalytic converters were recovered, and the female was in possession of a hand saw and bolt cutters. The suspect was bound by a previous release order not to be in possession of break-in tools.

Catalytic Converter
(File Photo) Catalytic converters contain platinum, rhodium and palladium, which are expensive metals.

A 42-year-old Fort Saskatchewan female has been charged with:

Theft from a motor vehicle

Possession of break-in tools

Mischief under $5,000

Failing to comply with release order

The female is scheduled to appear in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court on August 18, 2022.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP wish to thank the members of the public for reporting suspicious activity. If you witness anything suspicious in your neighbourhood, call the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP 24-hour complaint line at 780-992-6100. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP

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