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Catalytic Converters Stolen Off School Buses

The exhaust systems were worth more than $100,000, police say.

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.

big ben September 26, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Idiots dont realize that the scrap yards have surveilance cameras all over. Have fun getting away with it
Exrepublican September 27, 2012 at 02:26 AM
The scrap yards do not care. When someone comes in with 29 school bus catalytic converters, they will turn a blind eye.
big ben September 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM
But if they dont know then its a different story. But they could easily look up the records if requested by police. Us scrappers have a customer # and everything we scrap has a record on paper of what we take in. Its not that difficult to look into.
wiscat sniper January 09, 2013 at 02:49 AM
Wisconsin, hey remember Jeff Davis? 47 converters stolen while ago? Is he free yet? FYI sounds like him, he hit box trucks some time ago. Wisconsin has a corrupted police force so they will find somebody to pin it onto like they clearly did to the other guy that was charged with Jeff Davis, who was threatened. I heard from an inside source with the police that the alleged accomplis, was forced at gunpoint, to cut converters off of the trucks because Davis was overweight and couldn't fit under them, and then charged with the crimes when he came forward in good faith with the compelling evidence that convicted Jeff M. Davis who was clearly a career criminal. I heard he owes over $16,000 for the converters what a shame I will never help the police again, they may charge anybody who is a witness to a crime or is forced with threats or a gun to commit a crime. That guy that came forward to make sure Davis would spend as much time as possible in prison, should have gotten a reward, not had his hands chopped off. Do they get to frame whoever they want?

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