Catalytic Converter thefts are on the rise. Not just here in Sumner, it is happening all over the country. Here are a few steps you can take to protect yourself.

  • Park in a secured garage if possible.
  • When possible, park in well-lit areas and close to building entrances.
  • Etch your VIN number or license plate ID on the converter. That way if it is stolen, you might be better able to track it down.
  • Have the catalytic converter welded to your car’s frame, which may make it harder to steal.

And of course, if it is stolen, let us know. The non-emergency number to dispatch is (253) 287-4455, or you can use the online reporting form.