Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 4:26 pm
The Messenger. 07.23.08 Union City police are investigating a pair of separate incidents involving the thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles. The thefts occurred at the Eddie Cox Senior Center at 622 South Depot St., and Herman Jenkins Used Cars at 2030 West Reelfoot Ave., according to Union City Police Department reports. A senior citizen center employee told police Tuesday the someone stole the catalytic converters from two Ford vans belonging to the center sometime between about 5 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday. The catalytic converters are valued at $500 each, for a total of $1,000, police reported. Police also responded Tuesday to Herman Jenkins Motors, where an employee reported catalytic converters had been cut off a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am and a 1991 Lincoln Town Car parked on the lot near the service department. The incident apparently occurred between 6:30 p.m. Monday and 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, according to a police report. Police said the Grand Am had one converter stolen, while the Town Car had two stolen. Each device was reported to be valued at $500, for a total of $1,500. The Grand Am was listed as belonging to Herman Jenkins and the Town Car as belonging to Clifton Cox of Union City, police reported.