14 April 2022

Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

Columbia County, April 14, 2022 - The New York State Police in Livingston are investigating numerous complaints of stolen catalytic converters from vehicles throughout the Columbia County area.

These crimes are being committed at all hours of the day. Vehicles that are parked close to roadways or have high valued catalytic converters are more likely to be targeted.  The State Police strongly encourage vehicle owners to always lock their vehicles and park in well-lit conspicuous locations.  Exterior sensor lighting, driveway alarms, and video surveillance systems may also help prevent your vehicle from being targeted or aid the criminal investigation.

Community members can further assist in preventing these crimes by remaining vigilant and report any signs of suspicious activity immediately to local law enforcement, whether it be a person, vehicle, or noise.

For information related to a previously reported crime please contact SP Livingston Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 518-851-2893.  To report a past occurred crime, please contact the State Police at 845-677-7300.  For an emergency response, please call 911.


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