The department is aware of increased local catalytic converter thefts which are a nuisance and decrease the quality of life in our community. We have dedicated resources to work on this problem and are investigating those responsible. Community members are encouraged to take proactive crime prevention measures so they are not victimized.
As a part of our response, Everett Police initiated Project CATCON ID to promote theft prevention techniques. Vehicle owners are asked to engrave their catalytic converter with the vehicle identification number (VIN) and highlight the number. If your converter is stolen and reported, if recovered, we can track it back to the owner and solve crimes.
We are partnering with community businesses to provide this service at no cost. Participants will receive a Project CATCON ID window sticker (shown to the left) indicating your converter is marked and protected to help ward off potential thieves.