Minnesota’s Tim Walz Signs Catalytic Converter Law
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed legislation to crack down on catalytic converter theft in the state, the latest in a series of moves by state lawmakers to help residents combat what has become a nationwide problem.
Minnesota Moves to Crack Down on Catalytic Converter Thefts
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Senate voted March 2 to make it harder for thieves to sell stolen catalytic converters, a crime that has skyrocketed across the country in recent years.
Senators Introduce Catalytic Converter Theft Bill
Legislation aimed at reducing the theft of catalytic converters was introduced in the U.S. Senate this month.
Labor Day Sees Surge in Cargo Theft Activity
Labor Day weekend has become a more popular target for cargo thieves — especially during the pandemic era — with loaded trailers sitting idle for an extended stretch proving increasingly tempting.
New Jersey Warehouse Guard Foils July 4 Robbery
A warehouse security guard in New Jersey who was overpowered by gun-toting thieves July 4 was able to free himself and contact the police to help foil a robbery attempt, according to police reports.July 20, 2018
Trucking Company Owner Sentenced in Bribery Case
Trucking company owner Orlinte Cruz was sentenced for bribing a state trooper for inspection decals. The judge sentenced him to a year in custody, with six months to be served in home confinement because she felt he could share "life lessons" with his community.
Driver Arrested After Stolen Tractor-Trailer Catches Fire on I-10 in Florida
A tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 10 in Florida led to the arrest of a Georgia man who had allegedly stolen the trailer.July 12, 2018
Warehouse Theft Nets 20,000 Cases of Beer
Crooks on March 12 stole about C$500,000 worth of beer, pepperoni and dried beef in a theft from a warehouse in Boucherville on Montreal’s South Shore. Police report the thieves are attempting to sell the haul to businesses across two Canadian provinces.April 16, 2018
Port of Los Angeles Terminal Shut Down After Police Standoff, Man Falls Off Crane
A man who climbed a huge gantry crane at the Port of Los Angeles after he jumped from a stolen SUV at the end of a lengthy police chase fell to his death late Aug. 16.August 17, 2017
Analysis: In Brazil, Highway Robbery Is a Growth Industry
Forget Blackbeard and the Amazon River pirates. Some of the most fearsome and efficient New World predators these days navigate the asphalt.