Catalytic Converter Thefts
Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020, 4:23 pm PDT

Incident: Catalytic converter thefts

Dates of Occurrence: 6/20/20 - 9/27/20

Locations: Campus parking structures and parking lots

Details:
Between August 12, 2020 and September 27, 2020, the thefts of 5 catalytic converters from vehicles parked in different areas on campus were reported to the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS). The time frame of when the thefts occurred is from June 20, 2020 through September 28, 2020. There are no known witnesses or suspects in these cases. If you have any information regarding these or other crimes, please contact SUDPS.

Date of report 8/12/2020 – One catalytic converter reported stolen from a Honda Element parked at the 301 Quarry parking lot between 8:05 am and 3:45 pm

Date of report 8/13/2020 – One catalytic converter reported stolen from a Toyota Prius parked in the Roth garage between 6:45am and 7:45pm

Date of report 9/2/2020 – One catalytic converter reported stolen from a Honda Element parked in the Wilbur garage sometime between 6/20/2020 and 9/2/2020

Date of report 9/28/2020 – One catalytic converter reported stolen from a Toyota Prius parked in the Wilbur garage sometime between 10:00 pm on 9/26/2020 and 3:00 pm 9/27/2020

Date of report 9/28/2020 – One catalytic converter reported stolen from a Honda Accord parked in the Wilbur garage sometime on 9/27/2020 between 6:00 am and 2:30 pm

Safety and security tips:
Remain attentive to your surroundings, especially when walking to and from your vehicle. Report any suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1 immediately so that police can respond and investigate. Examples of potentially suspicious activity include:

• People loitering around vehicles, looking underneath or into parked vehicles
• Vehicles stopped behind or nearby parked vehicles in a way that could conceal criminal activity
• Vehicles raised up on a jack or hydraulic lift
• Activated car alarms


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