We have been working hard recently on metal theft. As we continue to try to address this problem I would ask that you watch out for your neighbors and your community. If you see someone around street lights or electrical boxes please call the police immediately. We have had a rash of thefts to street lights, with criminals removing all of the copper wiring. It is an enormous expense to the community when the City has to come out and re-wire the lights.
Additionally, we continue to work on the theft of Catalytic Converters (a piece of the exhaust system in all cars). We are in talks with a major oil change company. The plan will be that you will be able to take your car to the business and they will etch your license plate onto the catalytic converter. This will be a significant deterrent to the thief and will allow us to track the item back to the victim if we locate them at a scrap metal dealer. We will let you know when this program is up and running.
Contact Lt. Bill Champion at Central Command at (916) 808-4500, or firstname.lastname@example.org.