Eight catalytic converters stolen

Eight vehicles on the east side of the city had their catalytic converters stolen Monday.
Bowling Green Police said a series of incidents were reported in the 1600 and 1700 blocks of Clough
Street, the 200 and 300 blocks of Mercer Road and the 100 block of State Street.
The majority of the vehicles targeted by the thieves appeared to be late-model Pontiac Grand Ams and
Chevrolet Cavaliers.
“No idea why those were hot items,” said Maj. Tony Hetrick of the BG Police.
He said that the catalytic converters, which control vehicle emissions, are “quite expensive to replace,
so they have some value.”
“There are disreputable scrap dealers who would buy them for good money because they have platinum in