Nine folks have been billed subsequent a Saskatoon police investigation into catalytic converter thefts.
With the assist of SGI, the investigation was released in March 2022 right after a rise in catalytic converters thefts, according to a Saskatoon Police Provider (SPS) information launch,
In March and April, eight persons ended up arrested in independent activities, SPS explained.
The eight individuals collectively confront 43 fees including theft of catalytic converters, possession of break and enter applications, mischief underneath $5000 and possession of stolen house.
As portion of the investigation, lookup warrants had been executed on Might 19 at a residence in the 600 block of Central Avenue and an additional at a business enterprise in the 2000 block of 60th Avenue West.
Tries by CTV Information to contact the business enterprise at the tackle, Adam’s Active Auto Wrecking, have been unsuccessful.
A Saskatoon enterprise was searched by police as element of an investigation into catalytic converter thefts. (Laura Woodward/CTV Information)
“As a consequence, a 30-yr-aged Saskatoon guy was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of criminal offense,” SPS claimed.
According to police, the searches resulted in the seizure of 66 catalytic converters, economical documents, and digital tools.
A 30-12 months-aged Saskatoon male was arrested and billed with possession of stolen property for the goal of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.
4 other warrants have been also executed on behalf of other organizations through the study course of the investigation.
SPS explained SGI details displays registered claims of catalytic converter thefts are on the rise with 29 in 2019, 34 in 2020, and 610 in 2021.
So much this calendar year there have been 410 thefts.
The overall price tag of the claims due to the fact 2019 is nearly $2.3 million, SPS said.