Rochester police distributing catalytic converter marking kits
(ABC 6 News) – The Rochester Police Department will distribute free catalytic converter marking kits as part of the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s pilot program to cut down on thefts.
Each kit etches a unique label onto a catalytic converter, which can help law enforcement track down and return stolen kits, or indicate to dealers that the part is stolen.
Here’s how to get a kit:
- Stop by Law Enforcement Records (2nd floor at the Government Center,101 4th Street SE or the North Station, 4001 West River Parkway NW) between 8:00 and 4:30, Monday-Friday.
- Bring your vehicle’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and Minnesota license plate number to register your kit.
- You will need to register your kit using your smart phone or by completing a paper form.
- Apply the label to your catalytic converter following the steps included in the kit or contact your local dealer/mechanic/body shop to help at no charge.
More information is available at Catalytic Converter Pilot / Minnesota.gov (mn.gov).