Two held in theft of catalytic convertershttp://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/C...ytic-converters
Two people have been charged with stealing catalytic converters from a truck dealership in the Penn Yan area, and police also report they found stolen property at one suspect’s home.
Brian A. Holland, 27, of Hickox Ulysses Road in Genessee, Pa., and Cassie M. Green, 27, of Chaffee, N.Y., were charged with third-degree grand larceny.
The pair was stopped Jan. 7 after a Penn Yan police officer observed a suspicious vehicle at Friendly Motors on state Route 14A and notified the Yates County Sheriff’s Office.
After stopping the vehicle, officers found three catalytic converters that had been stolen from new Dodge trucks, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Following the arrests, police are looking for connections to dozens of other larcenies of catalytic converters in New York, Pennsylvania and as far away as Indiana.
Yates County investigators contacted Pennsylvania state police, who obtained a search warrant and found stolen property at Holland’s home, including oxygen sensors, other exhaust components and a stolen pickup truck, the news release said.
Holland and Green were arraigned in Milo Town Court and committed to the Yates County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.
The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected, police said.