catalytic converter theft

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Senate Bill 986, a measure authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) and Senator Tom Umberg (D – Santa Ana) to combat catalytic converter theft, unanimously passed the Assembly Transportation Committee. SB 986 tackles catalytic converter theft by requiring dealers to apply a vehicle identification …continue reading

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On Friday April 1st, 2022 Lestonnac Free Clinic’s mobile clinic transport truck had its catalytic converter stolen. All at Lestonnac are saddened by the thought that individuals in our community would commit such acts. The vehicle mentioned is indispensable in providing care to low-income and uninsured community members through Lestonnac’s …continue reading

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Catalytic converter theft is on the rise. The increasing prices of the precious metals used in the production — i.e, platinum, rhodium and palladium — have made it so an illegally acquired catalytic converter can cash in for anywhere between $50 and $250 when sold to an unscrupulous recycling facility, …continue reading

featured graphic for Thomas Umberg, California State Senator for District 34

State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) joined Senator Tom Umberg to announce the introduction of Senate Bill 986, a measure that combats catalytic converter theft by requiring dealers to apply a vehicle identification number (VIN) to the catalytic converter of each vehicle listed for sale. Los …continue reading