Catalytic converter

Catalytic converters are made with valuable metals.

In an effort to reduce catalytic converter thefts, the Shakopee City Council passed an ordinance making it a misdemeanor for a person to be in possession of a detached catalytic converter — unless they are able to provide proof that they own the converter or the car it was removed from.

The council passed the ordinance at its Feb. 2 meeting. According to the Shakopee Police Department, 96 converter thefts were reported in 2021.