Thieves steal 4 catalytic converters from San Francisco PD vehicles

The theft occurred outside the Special Operations Bureau that’s home to both SWAT and bomb squad teams


By Amanda Spence

SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this week, four San Francisco Police Department vehicles were targeted for their catalytic converters.

Mission Local reported that the incident might have occurred in the early morning hours on September 12. The theft was discovered by personnel later that afternoon.

“On September 12, 2022, at approximately 1 p.m., a San Francisco Police officer discovered a marked police truck parked in the area of 16th Street and De Haro Street had its catalytic converter stolen,” the SFPD media relations department said. “The officer inspected other police vehicles and discovered that another marked police truck and two marked police vans also had their catalytic converters stolen.”

The theft occurred outside the Special Operations Bureau that’s home to both SWAT and bomb squad teams.

“The people engaging in this activity really don’t think much of the police if they think they can steal catalytic converters from the best of us,” a SFPD official said.

The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made.

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