Thieves crashed through a fence of a Milwaukee school bus yard and stole catalytic converters off 29 school buses worth more than $100,000.
The theft prompted the school bus company, First Student, to ask Brookfield police starting Sept. 17 to make extra patrols around its Brookfield bus yard in the 16000 block of Pheasant Drive.
Patrols have been made and so far no theft has occurred.
But Brookfield has seen other recent catalytic converter heists:.
A $500 converter was stolen off a Chevy van outside Harman Products, 3455 N. 127th St. sometime between 3 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 17.
A converter was cut off a Ford E0250 van the weekend of Sept. 15 to 17 in the 3500 block of N. 126th St. It also was worth about $500.