Help stop the theft! Get your catalytic converter etched for free.
Rocklin, CA--In 2012, there were 73 reported cases of catalytic converter theft in Rocklin, and hundreds more in the surrounding communities. These thefts often result in thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs for each victim. Catalytic converters are a hot commodity for thieves because of their value, relative ease to steal, and lack of identifying markings. The lack of identification makes it hard for police to locate victims and prosecute criminals. Although catalytic converters are most commonly stolen from Toyota trucks and SUVs, this crime is not specific to Toyotas.
The Rocklin Police Department is partnering with the Sierra College Auto Club and local businesses to address the identification issue by hosting a free catalytic converter etching event on Saturday, October 26, 2013, between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Sierra College campus (auto shop), located at 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677.
At this event, the vehicle’s license plate number will be etched onto the converter, the area around the etching will be painted for easy recognition, and each vehicle will receive a small window decal stating “This Vehicle’s Catalytic Converter Has Been Etched by the Rocklin PD.” These steps can deter thieves and provide police with investigative information to identify victims and prosecute criminals. The event is open and free to residents and vehicles of all cities.
How to Schedule an Appointment:
Please access our special etching website at www.etchrocklin.com to schedule an appointment. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call (916) 660-7121 and leave a message. You will receive a call back and an appointment will be scheduled.
The event is sponsored by the Sierra College Auto Club, Rocklin Public Safety Volunteers, Inc, Superfast Signs, Big Daddy’s Pizza Company, U-Haul, Five Star Auto Care, Rocklin Chamber of Commerce, Les Schwab Tires, JD’s Bakery, Beach Hut Deli,Scott Yuill - State Farm Insurance, Starbucks, Strikes Unlimited, Half Time, Rocklin Golf Club, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Famous Mo’s Coffee House and Theater, California Transmission, Camping World, Red Sun Automotive Repair, Immer1 Technology Group, and WAVE Broadband out of Rocklin, Chick Fil-A, Minuteman Press, Ruth Chris Steak House, Dave Larson – Farmers Insurance, John L. Sullivan Chevrolet, Roseville Toyota-Scion out of Roseville, and the Folsom Lowe’s store.
For more information call: Michael Nottoli, Rocklin PD Crime Prevention and Volunteer Coordinator - (916) 625-5416