Bowling Green man arrested after report of catalytic converter theft

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A man is facing multiple charges after police say he attempted to steal a catalytic converter.

Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area around Hunters Crossing and Elrod Road around 2:54 a.m. Wednesday for a reported attempt of a catalytic converter theft.

Authorities said the caller had seen a man under a vehicle on Hunters Crossing Way before he entered a black passenger vehicle and left. BGPD stated deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle after it was spotted on Elrod Road.

According to authorities, 33-year-old Tyler Bunch of Bowling Green admitted to the attempted theft after he was found with grass clippings on his boots, wet clothing and a Kobalt Sawzall box in the back of his vehicle. Bunch also consented to a search of his vehicle, which led deputies to discover a catalytic converter in a truck compartment and a Kobalt Sawzall still warm to the touch, according to BGPD.

Bunch was arrested and was at the Warren County Detention Center for several charges, including theft by unlawful taking of parts from a vehicle between $1,000 and $10,000, theft by unlawful taking of parts from a vehicle between $1,000 and $10,000 and first-degree criminal mischief.

The investigation is ongoing.