Man Arrested While Stealing Catalytic Converters
On January 26, 2023, at approximately 5:45 AM, Manchester Police responded to the area of 29 Mammoth Road for a report of a theft in progress. The caller believed someone was trying to steal a catalytic converter.
Arriving officers were flagged down by the caller who led them to a nearby driveway. In the driveway officers could see someone underneath a parked vehicle. Officers approached the vehicle and announced themselves as police. The individual, identified as 60-year-old James Cassidy of Manchester (no set address) surrendered to police and was taken into custody.
An officer crawled under the vehicle and located a battery-operated saw and a catalytic converter that was partially cut from the undercarriage. Another car parked nearby was found to have a missing catalytic converter and fresh cut marks underneath.
Cassidy was charged with Criminal Mischief, Theft by Unauthorized Taking and Loitering/Prowling.