Over the past couple of months deputies have taken several reports of stolen catalytic converters. A number of these are from business vehicles, buses, motorhomes, and commercial trucks that are commonly parked outdoors. Unfortunately, someone with a portable tool can remove one of these in a very short time. We are encouraging people to take extra precautions and security measures when leaving vehicles unattended in unpopulated locations, especially for extended periods of time and report suspicious activity. Patrol deputies have been targeting these areas for extra attention.