2 Men in Orrington Accused of Stealing Catalytic Converters
Two local men were arrested this week in Orrington for allegedly stealing catalytic converters.
The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office located a suspicious vehicle near an address on River Road in Orrington at approximately 6:44 Friday morning. Inside the vehicle were two men, a 43-year-old from Bucksport and a 48-year-old from Stockton Springs. After an on-scene investigation, deputies also located a suspected stolen catalytic converter and the tools that were used to remove it.
Both men were charged with receiving stolen property and possession of burglar's tools. The catalytic converter and tools were seized . Officials encourage anyone whose catalytic converter has been stolen to contact their local law enforcement agency to report the theft.
Thieves can collect as much as $1,500 for a stolen catalytic converter, as the device contains precious metals. The Penobscot County SO says these thefts remain a serious issue through the state, victimizing many, and costing citizens thousands of dollars, as well as plenty of aggravation.