The Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority has partnered with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office to mark community members’ catalytic converters with an identifying number to reduce theft, the Longmont Leader reports.
CatETCH label kits will be given to those in the community to be applied to catalytic converters, either by vehicle owners or a technician. It will imprint an identification number onto the catalytic converter that is saved in a federal database to help locate the part if it is stolen and recovered by authorities.
In order to receive a CatETCH label kit, those in the community will have to complete a registration form before scheduling a time to pick up the kit from one of three local sheriff's offices, located in Boulder, Superior, and Lyons, respectively. Up to three vehicles may be entered for a kit at once.
Additionally, several shops have been identified as willing to install the CatETCH through a scheduled maintenance visit. These locations include: Gateway Auto Services in Lyons, Lyons Automotive in Lyons, and West Main Auto & Tire in Lyons.