Leduc RCMP arrest repeat offender following catalytic converter theft investigations

Leduc, Alberta – Leduc RCMP arrested and charged 30-year-old Garrett John Faryna, a resident of Leduc, in relation to two incidents involving theft of catalytic converters. RCMP laid 13 Criminal Code charges in relation to these incidents.

On March 6, 2023 at approximately 8:50 p.m., Leduc RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious male cutting a catalytic converter off of a vehicle in the Corinthia neighbourhood in Leduc. A witness confronted the male who fled the area on foot. Once on scene, officers located and identified Faryna who was subsequently arrested.

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

A search incidental to arrest, resulted in the seizure of:

Reciprocating saw blades and grinder


Brass knuckles

Following further investigation, RCMP have connected Faryna to an incident that occurred on Feb. 27, 2023, where Leduc RCMP received a report of an unknown male who had attempted to cut a catalytic converter off of a vehicle in the area of 48A Street and 47 Avenue in Leduc.

Stemming from these events, Faryna has been charged with:

Mischief under $5,000 (x2)

Theft from vehicle under $5,000 (x2)

Unauthorized possession of a weapon

Fail to comply with undertaking condition (x4)

Fail to comply with release order condition (x4)

Following a judicial hearing, Faryna was remanded into custody and he is scheduled to appear in Leduc provincial court on March 23, 2023.

“Leduc RCMP remains active and focused on targeting repeat offenders within our community,” says Acting Staff Sergeant Thomas Dimopoulos, Ops NCO Leduc Detachment. “We have made many strides to combat the issue of catalytic converter theft in our community and are happy with this arrest.”

Leduc RCMP

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