Thieves allegedly steal catalytic converters from senior center vans

Published 11:44 am Friday, August 12, 2022

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For the second time in two months, thieves put Bogalusa Senior Center transportation vans temporarily out of commission by stealing catalytic converters from the vehicles.

Leona Magee, with the Washington Parish Council on Aging, said the latest theft took place either Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

“Tuesday, when the employees came in to begin to check their vans, it was discovered someone had stolen all the catalytic converters off the fleet,” Magee said. “It really leaves a hardship on the agency, and the senior citizen, who depends on the transit to bring them to their doctor’s appointments, dialysis, chemo treatment, shopping and the meal program.”

Magee said that thieves committed the same crime less than two months ago.

She said the agency filed a police report, but is also asking the public for help.

“We are asking the community,” she said. “If they know anything, or maybe they’ve seen something, please reach out to the Bogalusa Police Department.”

The BPD can be reached at 985-732-3611.