Four Arrests in Connection with Wilmington Catalytic Converter Thefts

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WILMINGTON, DE — An ongoing Wilmington Police investigation has resulted in four arrests in connection with catalytic converter thefts.

Authorities state that over the course of the past several months, Wilmington Police and partner jurisdictions throughout the region have received reports of a number of catalytic converter thefts. In response, Detective Joran Merced of the Criminal Investigations Division began an investigation into these incidents.

Through the course of his investigation, Detective Merced identified 21-year-old Trevor Smith and 21-year-old Kyle Evans as suspects in connection with multiple theft incidents, and obtained warrants for their arrest.

On October 3 at approximately 12:17 a.m., a police officer responded to the 1200 block of Oak Street in reference to a suspicious person. The officer located Smith and took him into custody without incident.

Smith has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Theft (Over $1,500)
  • Attempted Theft (Over $1,500)
  • Attempted Criminal Trespass (Third Degree)
  • Conspiracy (Second Degree) – Two Counts
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He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $4,001 unsecured bail.

On October 6, Evans turned himself in to the New Castle County Police Department and was taken into custody on his outstanding warrants.

Evans has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Theft (Over $1,500)
  • Attempted Theft (Over $1,500) – Two Counts
  • Attempted Criminal Trespass (Third Degree)
  • Conspiracy (Second Degree)

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was released pending further proceedings.

On October 7 at approximately 12:22 a.m., police were called to the 300 block of East 16th Street in reference to an attempted theft of catalytic converters that was in progress. Responding officers located two suspects – 38-year-old Chivas Tucker and 35-year-old Todd Colvard, both of whom had outstanding warrants – and took them into custody without incident.

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Tucker has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Attempted Theft (Over $1,500) – Two Counts
  • Conspiracy (Second Degree)
  • Criminal Trespass (Second Degree)

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $4,100 secured bail.

Colvard has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Attempted Theft (Over $1,500) – Two Counts
  • Conspiracy (Second Degree)
  • Criminal Trespass (Second Degree)

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $4,100 secured bail.

Police state that this investigation remains ongoing, and anyone with information about these or other incidents is encouraged to contact Detective Joran Merced at (302) 576-3637 or [email protected]. Anyone with information about stolen catalytic converters, and anyone who might have purchased parts from these individuals, is also encouraged to contact the police.

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Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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