Tigard police hold event aimed at preventing catalytic converter thefts

Last year, 222 catalytic converters were stolen in Tigard. So far, this year there have been 157 reported thefts.

TIGARD, Ore. — Thousands of people’s catalytic converters have been stolen this year, and Tigard is one of the areas where these thefts are happening often.

Saturday, the Tigard Police Department partnered with a local car repair shop to mark people’s catalytic converters to make them less appealing to thieves.

“What we’re trying to do is actually be preventative instead of reactionary to the increased number of catalytic converter thefts that are happening,” said Tigard Police Chief Kathy McAlpine.

Last year, 222 catalytic

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