Elkhart Police arrest two people in attempted catalytic converter theft investigation

ELKHART, Ind. - Officers with the Elkhart Police Department arrested two people in connection an investigation into the attempted theft of catalytic converters Friday morning.

At 1:26 a.m., officers were called to the 1200 block of Randolph St. for a report about catalytic converters on the ground in a parking lot.

The property contains a gated lot and a wooded area that's used by an auto business.

When officers arrived, they spoke with a security agent, who said he found a number of cut catalytic converters by box trucks in the parking lot.

Officers located tracks leading from the cut converters and damage to the property's fence.

One officer then saw a man who allegedly ran from police when they called out to him.

The perimeter was secured and police detained two men within the lot.

Police also found over 25 cut catalytic converters around the lot, reports said.

The two men, identified as 27-year-old O Sha Calhoun from Illinois and 23-year-old Jerimiah Haymer, were arrested and booked into the Elkhart County Jail for one count each of theft of motor vehicle component parts.

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