Authorities seek help in converter, trailer thefts

Authorities are hoping someone has seen this trailer.

Authorities are hoping someone has seen this trailer.

Authorities are seeking a white sport utility vehicle in connection with two thefts of catalytic converters around Long Valley Road.

“We are asking residents in the 700 block of Long Valley to review any home security systems including ‘Ring’ doorbells to see if they may have any recorded footage of the suspects,” officials said.

At around 4:30 a.m. May 10, someone cut the converter out of an F-250 pickup, and a witness saw the perpetrator flee the scene and enter a “white SUV” which was waiting nearby.

The perpetrators of these recent catalytic converter thefts have targeted F-250, likely due to familiarity with the location of the catalytic converter and higher ground clearance providing easy access to the catalytic converter.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be aware of these types of thefts from vehicles.

If you have any information regarding these incidents or any similar incidents, contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Investigation Division at 775-782-9905.

Investigators are also hoping someone has seen an 18-foot red trailer that was taken from the backyard of a Johnson Lane home May 10-12 while the resident was out of town.

Described as a 2004 Champion Brand, the flatbed tilt trailer had the license number 37460W.

Anyone who has seen the trailer should call the Sheriff’s Office at 775-782-5126 or Deputy Erik Eissinger at 775-782-5126. Reference DCSO case number 22SO11960.



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