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MPD warns of catalytic converter thefts

The Morristown Police Department continues to see catalytic converter thefts from vehicles, especially larger vehicles like trucks and work vans due to easier access underneath the vehicles. Individuals are gaining access to vehicles that are parked in unsecured or unmonitored lots.

To help deter this type of theft, always park your vehicle in a well-lit, highly visible area. If possible, park your vehicle near an attended building or residence or in a secure garage.

It is possible to purchase devices to protect the catalytic converter from being cut off your vehicle. You may also speak with your auto mechanic about ways to protect your vehicle.

If you fall victim to this type of theft, please file a police report by calling the Morristown Police Department at (423) 585-2701.