Ohio man charged for stealing catalytic converters near Dean College
FRANKLIN, Mass. (WLNE) — The Franklin Police Department said they arrested a man after he was reportedly cutting catalytic converters from underneath cars near Dean College.
Police said at approximately 3:01 a.m. they received a call from campus security at Dean College who said they observed two men who had jacked up two cars in one of their parking lots.
School officials further stated the two men were driving a black sedan.
When Franklin police arrived to the scene, they said they saw a car matching the security officer’s description.
When the suspects saw police, they drove the sedan into a driveway and the driver fled on foot, according to officials.
Police said the passenger, identified as DaMareon Crook, 20, remained in the sedan and was subsequently arrested.
Police established a perimeter to search for the driver but they said they were unable to locate him.
The black sedan was later confirmed to be a rental vehicle and the plates attached to it were stolen.
According to officials, Crook, of Lorain, Ohio was charged with the following:
- Possession of burglarious tools
- Two counts of larceny by stealing
- Seven charges of receiving stolen property (catalytic converters)
- Two counts of defacing or damaging property,
- Attaching registration plate
- Use of a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony