Evesham Township Offers ‘Etch and Protect’ Event to Reduce Catalytic Converter Thefts

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP (SBN) — Evesham Township Police and Burns Honda offered a theft-reduction “Etch and Protect” program this weekend at the car dealership on Route 73. Burns technicians engraved vehicle identification numbers onto cars’ catalytic converters as a way of identifying the parts if stolen so they could be traced back to their owners.

Increased thefts of catalytic converters from cars is a consequence of rising precious metals prices, says Evesham Police Chief Walt Miller. Thieves can extract the precious metals from the converters and sell them, he says.

You can watch a short video about the program in the player below.

You can also watch the press conference held at Burns Honda prior to the start of the engraving program.