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