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Four linked to catalytic converter theft ring

Posted August 24, 2010

— Fayetteville police linked four men this week to a series of thefts of catalytic converters.

Two suspects, Clark Rodgers, 32, of 6872 Brasswood Drive, and Christopher Zimmer, 31, listed as homeless, face charges of felony larceny, possession of stolen goods and breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Police found the pair in a van with four stolen converters.

In the course of the investigation, police tracked the men as they sold the stolen catalytic converters to Mike’s Core and Battery, at 119 Drake St.

Officers recovered 21 stolen converters from the shop and arrested owner Michael Makowetski, 33, of 1160 Vesper Lane, on a charge of possession of stolen goods.

They are still looking for the fourth suspect, Joshua Andrew Hodgson, 31. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 910-433-1856.


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  • mrman2a Aug 27, 2010

    No one fears prison any more,because it has been transformed to a resort.

  • kbo80 Aug 24, 2010

    All of these men look much older than their ages.

  • blossom3100 Aug 24, 2010

    probably because u can get a couple hundred dollars for some. The palladium and/ platinum and/or rhodium in them. Rhodium is about 3,000 an ounce, platinum about 1500 and palladium around $500 an ounce. Gold is about 1200 an ounce. Now ya know and toxic or not, crooks will go after the valuable stuff.

  • Adelinthe Aug 24, 2010

    Why would someone want used catalytic converters?

    Aren't they highly toxic???

    God bless.