Larceny/Auto Parts & Accessories

Aug. 17, 2021

Larceny/Auto Parts & Accessories
University of Arizona Surplus Property – 3740 E 34th Street.

Date: August 17, 2021

TUCSON, Arizona – The University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD) is asking for the public’s assistance to identify individuals of interest with involvement in the theft of a vehicle’s catalytic converter at the University of Arizona Surplus Property on June 26, 2021.

UAPD is actively investigating this incident and has included photos of the persons of interest.

n the past several months there has been a rise in the theft of vehicle’s catalytic converters. Currently, UAPD has received 12 cases of stolen catalytic converters on University of Arizona proprieties.

UAPD reminds our community to:

  • Park your vehicle in a well-lit area
  • Park your vehicle in a high use area
  • When available park your vehicle in a secure area
  • Park in such a way where it inhibits access to underneath the vehicle
  • Have a company etch the VIN (vehicle identification number) number on the catalytic converter
  • Install a catalytic converter anti-theft device which are available from various manufacturers
  • Report any suspicious persons or activity to UAPD immediately by calling 9-1-1, utilizing an emergency blue light phone, or using the LiveSafe App.

Anyone with information regarding the identification of this individual is asked to contact UAPD at 621-UAPD (8273). If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the UAPD tip line 621- TIPS (8477) or 88-CRIME.

Contact: Rene Arriaga #1318
Public Information Officer
Case# U2106280003