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Catalytic Converter Thief Arrested After Tip from Salvage Yard

A Georgetown, DE, man was arrested and charged with numerous crimes relating to the theft of catalytic converters from the parking lots of car dealerships and auto parts stores. A salvage yard called police after the man tried to sell them a quantity of converters.

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A Georgetown, DE, man was arrested and charged with numerous crimes relating to the theft of catalytic converters from the parking lots of car dealerships and auto parts stores. A salvage yard called police after the man tried to sell them a quantity of converters.

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Below is the article as it appeared on the WBOC-TV Channel 16 website.

Georgetown Man Charged in Catalytic Converter Thefts

June 09, 2011
By Kye Parsons

GEORGETOWN, Del.- Delaware State Police on Wednesday arrested a Georgetown man accused of stealing catalytic converters off of vehicles.

William M. Pusey, 31, is charged with eight counts of theft under $1,500 (misdemeanors), five counts of criminal mischief under $1,000 (misdemeanors) and third-degree criminal trespass (misdemeanor).

State police detectives were notified by the Seaford Police Department of a person of interest involved in recent catalytic converter thefts from vehicles located in the parking lots of several car dealerships, auto parts stores and various other parking lots.
 
Authorities say the Seaford Police Department received information from an area salvage yard after Pusey attempted to sell a quantity of catalytic converters.

To read the entire article on the WBOC-TV Channel 16 website, visit http://www.wboc.com/story/14877117/georgetown-man-charged-in-catalytic-converter-thefts.

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