South Bend police stop catalytic converter theft in progress
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Officers with the South Bend Police Department stopped a catalytic converter theft in progress at a middle school Tuesday night.
At 9 p.m., officers were called to Edison Middle School for a report of a suspicious vehicle and that someone was using a flashlight in the parking lot.
When the officers arrived, they found a man inside a fenced area of the school’s property. The man had a reciprocating saw and a freshly cut catalytic converter, according to reports.
Jeffery Vanhuffel-Lopez, 22, was arrested and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.