The May 19 catalytic converter marking event hosted by the Eden Prairie Police Department is filled and no longer able to take more participants.
But, according to the May 4 Eden Prairie police blog, there may be additional marking events in the future.
For those unable to register for the May 19 event, the city is also participating in the state’s Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Program Pilot, which gives vehicle owners the ability to self-apply permanent, unique labels to their catalytic converters.
Qualities are limited, and the kits are available for Eden Prairie residents only during business hours at the police department’s front desk on the first floor at City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road.
Before arriving to claim a kit, residents are encouraged to take a photo of their vehicle’s VIN and license plate. The front desk staff will assist with the required registration form.
In the blog, police offered some tips to help prevent catalytic converter thefts:
- Always take your vehicle’s key with you.
- Close and lock all windows and doors when you leave your car.
- Whenever possible, park in well-lit areas.
- Never leave valuables in your vehicle.
More prevention information is available on the National Insurance Crime Bureau website.