The Eden Prairie Police and Public Works departments are hosting a catalytic converter theft deterrent marking event from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the city’s maintenance facility, 15150 Technology Drive.
According to a posting on the city website, the event is free for Eden Prairie residents who own one of the top 15 most targeted vehicles for catalytic converter theft.
Those 15 are the Chevrolet Express, Ford Econoline, Ford F250, Honda Accord, Honda CRV, Honda Element, Honda Odyssey, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota Prius, and Toyota Tundra.
For a chance to take part in the event, people need to complete the online event interest and liability form, which is available until 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Those who complete it will be placed into a lottery drawing, where 24 residents will be randomly selected.
Those chosen through the lottery will be contacted before Thursday, Oct. 20, to select a time slot. Each participant will receive a window cling stating the vehicle’s catalytic converter is marked.
The city is also participating in the State of Minnesota’s Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Program Pilot, which allows vehicle owners to self-apply permanent, unique labels to their catalytic converters.
Quantities are limited, the city post stated, and the kits are available for Eden Prairie residents only at the EPPD front desk during business hours. Before arriving to claim a kit, you are encouraged to take a photo of your vehicle’s VIN and license plate. The front desk staff will assist you with the required registration form.
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