Two people facing charges after catalytic converter theft

By Nia Bender

COLORADO SPRINGS – Two men are in jail for their involvement in the theft of a catalytic converter off a car at Woodmen Road and N. Academy Blvd. Wednesday afternoon. The men were seen driving an older Chevy Tahoe and a Colorado State Patrol trooper spotted the 4×4 headed southbound on I-25 at the Fillmore exit shortly after the theft. The stolen part was found in the SUV.

55-year old Michael Adelsperger and 36-year old Anthony Portnova could face felony charges. Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise across the state because the part contains several precious metals.

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