Catalytic converter theft suspect arrested

A 28-year-old Vancouver man was arrested Friday after he was witnessed allegedly attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a parked vehicle

A 28-year-old Vancouver man was arrested Friday after he was witnessed allegedly attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a parked vehicle.

On Friday morning at 4:42 a.m., Clark County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an auto prowl in progress in the area of NE 31st Court and NE 141st Street. A neighbor reported an unknown subject was underneath a vehicle, possibly attempting to steal a catalytic converter. 

A 28-year-old Vancouver man was arrested Friday after he was witnessed allegedly attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a parked vehicle. Photo courtesy of Clark Co. Sheriff’s Office
A 28-year-old Vancouver man was arrested Friday after he was witnessed allegedly attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a parked vehicle. Photo courtesy of Clark Co. Sheriff’s Office

Deputies responded to the area and located the subject, later identified as Patrick Kennedy. Kennedy got into a 1998 Dodge Ram truck and attempted to flee the area. Kennedy rammed several police vehicles as he was fleeing the scene.

As Kennedy was exiting the neighborhood, he crashed the Dodge pickup into fencing along NE 29th Avenue at Highland Hills Apartments before continuing southbound. He then crashed into a concrete barrier at NE 134th Street and NE 29th Avenue. Deputies pinned the Dodge against the barrier to prevent further attempts to flee.

On Friday morning at 4:42 a.m., Clark County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an auto prowl in progress in the area of NE 31st Court and NE 141st Street. Photo courtesy of Clark Co. Sheriff’s Office
On Friday morning at 4:42 a.m., Clark County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an auto prowl in progress in the area of NE 31st Court and NE 141st Street. Photo courtesy of Clark Co. Sheriff’s Office

Kennedy was taken into custody at the scene. Further investigation revealed a catalytic converter had been cut from a Toyota Prius and fell from the Dodge during the attempt to elude.

Kennedy was booked into the Clark County Jail on Assault II, Attempt to Elude, Theft II, and Malicious Mischief III charges. Additional charges were added for Trafficking in Stolen Property II from a previous investigation.

There are no outstanding suspects currently and there is no threat to the community.

Information provided by Clark Co. Sheriff’s Office.

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