Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Catalytic Converter Thief Strikes the Redwood Valley Market

The Redwood Valley Market is a Mendocino County institution and after falling victim to a thief is hoping for the public’s help in identifying a suspected thief.

Employee Alex Chehada told us the “store truck we use for work” was the target of a catalytic converter thief. For security purposes, employees would always park the truck behind the store.

The suspected catalytic converter thief was captured by security cameras outside the Redwood Valley Market [Photo from the market’s Facebook page]

On February 20, 2023, around 4:52 a.m., surveillance cameras captured a dark-colored sedan driven by an unidentified adult in the immediate area of the Redwood Valley Market. A screenshot of the footage shows the driver’s face heavily obscured, possibly wearing a mask. It is this person that is suspected of stealing the catalytic converter.

Chehada said a replacement catalytic converter is going to cost $4,300 which is “more than what the truck is worth.” “I only have liability insurance on it so the insurance won’t cover it. It’s crazy”

If any member of the public has information about the catalytic converter thief, please contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 234-2100 or the Redwood Valley Market at (707) 485-8408.

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  1. The redwood valley market is run by greedy people, and they are not an institution. They are greedy, and in the past protested the opening of any competition to their high priced market.
    I hope he has to pay 10,000 to get a new truck.

    • Jack you are literally saying that a local grocery store protesting a big box store (dollar general) being installed in a town of less than 1000 people in order to take money from our small town and hand it to a large corporations who take it out of state, all while the entire community is also protesting this big box store installation is a bad thing.

      Do you work for Dollar general or something?

      You sound like a shill for them.

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