LAPD Offers Up To $1,000 Reward: New Suspect Photos Released In Catalytic Converters Theft Investigations

Male suspect associated with catalytic converter thefts. Photo Courtesy LAPD

A suspect vehicle associated with catalytic converter theft in Los Alamos. Photo Courtesy LAPD

Suspect vehicle using stolen license plate that is associated with catalytic converter theft. Photo Courtesy LAPD


Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) reports 42 catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles parked in Los Alamos County since February 2023 in 27 separate police investigations. LAPD asks the public to review new photos of the suspect(s) and is offering up to a $1000 reward to anyone with information leading to the identity or apprehension of the suspect(s) and suspect vehicle(s). 

“These criminals have blatant disregard for victims and the Law and once we apprehend them we will seek nothing, but the maximum penalty associated with these crimes. Our new surveillance equipment is assisting in these investigations as well as calls from our citizens,” said Deputy Chief Oliver Morris.

LAPD officers are increasing patrols and making an impact. In two separate instances undercover officers and patrol officers attempted to apprehend suspect(s) that then fled in vehicles causing extreme danger to both officers and the public. LAPD believes one of the suspects who fled was apprehended by the Española Police Department.   

“This current crime trend has been very frustrating to say the least,” explained Morris, “It has not come without some success.” 

If anyone has any information related to the catalytic converter thefts or would like to call the Crime Tip line to report information anonymously, call L.A. Crime-Stoppers at (505) 662-8282.