Two arrested for stealing catalytic c...

Two arrested for stealing catalytic converters

There are 36 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jul 7, 2008, titled Two arrested for stealing catalytic converters. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Two men are now in custody after attempting to steal catalytic converters from a Dorr Township business.

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uh huh

Pierceton, IN

#24 Jul 7, 2008
why not just not allow the sale of catalytic converters for scrap? seems like that would solve the problem...
crazy

Grand Rapids, MI

#25 Jul 7, 2008
This is crazy. I have never been to Dorr in my life, but drove through yesterday around this time. I must have just missed it because we were at the dairy ranch loading up on icecream.
Kim in gr

Detroit, MI

#26 Jul 7, 2008
Catalytic converters are being stolen off anything that has one and is sitting in view. It is happening all over the West Side of GR just not getting media attention.
a grandmother

Otsego, MI

#27 Jul 7, 2008
Cudos to the individuals who nabbed these thieves and to the Allegan County Sheriff's Department for making sure they were taken into custody. Now, if the courts will just punish them with more than a slap on the wrist...
Wally Walker

Grand Rapids, MI

#28 Jul 7, 2008
Arctic49519 wrote:
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Anyone who works in the automotive production business knows this is total BS.
Why would this person write this nonsense?
I am sorry if you don't agree with the information I provided in the previous posting.
Do you work in the automotive industry?
If so what is your position?
Are you certified in exhaust work?
I spent 15 years working for a major parts dealer in Chicago before coming to West Michigan to take care of my ill mother, rest her soul.
I would not post such a statement if I did not have the facts.

WW

Since: Feb 08

United States

#29 Jul 7, 2008
a grandmother wrote:
Cudos to the individuals who nabbed these thieves and to the Allegan County Sheriff's Department for making sure they were taken into custody. Now, if the courts will just punish them with more than a slap on the wrist...
It was only a larceny charge. They will not do any real time. Our laws are way to soft.
But if you were a drunk driver? 2nd or 3rd offence you may get a little time, but most likely just mounting fines so you could go drunk drive again if you have a good job. Our system works backwards, the worse the crime the less time you do...

That is why it will not slow and will continue to get worse. The one post is right, you steal, once caught lose a limb!

Once your out of limbs, you would not be stealing...
froggy log

Traverse City, MI

#30 Jul 7, 2008
Once a theif Always a theif. I believe it.
B fizzle

Fremont, MI

#31 Jul 7, 2008
I am gonna laff my big fat ass off if the 2 arrested are from Dorr and are brothers in there 50s
Mike Dadd

West Chester, OH

#32 Jul 7, 2008
good for them NOW we get to pay for them ...........
deebell

Delton, MI

#33 Jul 7, 2008
Many scrapyards are only taking scrap from businesses and are only issuing a check to the business to discourage this.

Since: Nov 07

Saint Johns, MI

#34 Jul 7, 2008
Maybe they should have their 'Catalytic Converters' cut off also

Since: Jul 07

Key West

#35 Jul 7, 2008
Budone Trav City MI wrote:
Maybe they should have their 'Catalytic Converters' cut off also
Hello ,and welcome!

You are going to fit in here just grand!!!

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#36 Jul 7, 2008
Wally Walker wrote:
<quoted text>
I am sorry if you don't agree with the information I provided in the previous posting.
Do you work in the automotive industry?
If so what is your position?
Are you certified in exhaust work?
I spent 15 years working for a major parts dealer in Chicago before coming to West Michigan to take care of my ill mother, rest her soul.
I would not post such a statement if I did not have the facts.
WW
I don't agree with it because it's total BS.
I do work in the automotive industry.
I've seen them assembled many times and there is no chip in them. They are assembled in one plant and shipped in crates to be put on vehicles later. There is absolutely no way of knowing what the VIN # is of the vehicle they will be put on when they are assembled. It's absurd to believe otherwise. Your BS doesn't even make sense.
Chad

Grand Haven, MI

#38 Jul 7, 2008
mi mad wrote:
FYI!!! If you have a plastic gas tank on your car,people are also drilling holes in them to drain your tank.
You don't need a plastic tank to do that....I remember in the 80's that a neighboring shop truck had a hole punched through the tank with a nail to drain it. He was 'smart' and used a locking cap. Then he only had to repair or replace the tank. STUPID THIEVES!
tiny357

Lovington, NM

#39 Jul 7, 2008
Batch 37 Pain is Good wrote:
Ha ha ha, Bet they were stupid white trash crackers....
ACTUALLY.......... TWO AFRICAN MALES...... IMAGINE THAT
Martin

Grand Haven, MI

#40 Jul 8, 2008
Throw them in prison and maybe when they get out the job market will have improved. I hope they rot. I don't think not having a job is the problem lot's of people without jobs don't become thieves.

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