First published in the July 30 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
The Burbank Police Department would like to remind residents of the “Etch and Catch” Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Program.
To deter would-be thieves and help track stolen catalytic converters, the Burbank Police Department has teamed up with several local auto repair shops. Burbank residents can call one of the businesses listed below and schedule an appointment to have their license plate number etched onto their catalytic converter, free of charge.
The goal is to deter potential thieves looking to steal catalytic converters.
If a catalytic converter is stolen and recovered, law enforcement will be able to identify who the catalytic converter belongs to based on the etching.
Participating “Etch and Catch” locations include Precision Motorsports, Tilley Sinclair, Burbank Auto Doctor, Star Auto Center, Xpert Auto Repair and Arts Auto Care.
“As a community, we need to work together to prevent crime, and these shops have gone above and beyond in their efforts,” a statement from the BPD said about its participating “Etch and Catch” locations. “Without their help, this program would not be possible.”
If you see a crime in progress or anything that appears to be suspicious, BPD asks witnesses to immediately report it. The BPD’s 24-hour, non-emergency number is (818) 238-3000. For emergencies only, dial 911.