Los Angeles Police Department to Host VIN Etching Event NA22021mc

April 4, 2022

WHAT:
VIN Etching Event

WHEN:
April 6, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Event Time
11:00 a.m. Media Availability with Speakers

WHERE:
Silverlake Reservoir
1863 Silverlake Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

The event will be held on the east side of Silverlake Boulevard, north of the dog park.

WHO:
Councilperson Mitch O’Farrell, Council District 13
Captain Gary Walters, LAPD Northeast Area Patrol Commanding Officer
Detective III Michael Ventura, LAPD Northeast Auto Detective Supervisor

WHY:
The Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Division area aims to provide awareness and information to the public of products that help prevent catalytic converter thefts.

LAPD Northeast Auto Detectives and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office Taskforce for Regional Auto Theft Prevention (TRAP) will be applying VIN numbers onto the catalytic converters of anyone who requests the service.

The event will feature a static display of tools used by catalytic converter theft rings, catalytic converters recovered from recent arrests, and vendors on hand with catalytic converter anti-theft devices.

CONTACT:
Detective III Michael Ventura, LAPD Northeast Auto Detective Supervisor:(323) 561-3257