Westport Police Nab Suspected Catalytic Converter Thief

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    Westport police have arrested a man accused of stealing catalytic converters from parking lots near the Saugatuck Train Station and said he could be connected to other thefts in the area.

    Clifford St. Arnault, 35, of East Haven, was arrested around 11:30 a.m. Thursday after police spotted him driving through parking lots near the station. Police said St. Arnault’s truck matched the description of a vehicle suspected in catalytic converter thefts, and officers pulled him over on Saugatuck Avenue.

    They found St. Arnault with just-cut catalytic converters and a reciprocating saw, along with tire rims and motorcycle parts, according to police.

    St. Arnault was arrested and charged with fifth-degree larceny and possession of burglary tools. His bond was set at $5,000.

    Police said he’s a suspect in other catalytic converter thefts and could face additional charges if linked to the crimes.

    Westport police are continuing to investigate along with surrounding police departments.