Cops: Oregon crime ring moved $22M in catalytic converters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in suburban Portland, Oregon, say they arrested a crime ring leader responsible for trafficking over 44,000 stolen catalytic converters since 2021. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports detectives say they identified Brennan Doyle as the leader of the operation and last week arrested him and searched his Lake Oswego home, along with seven other properties. Beaverton police spokesperson Matt Henderson says Doyle and his associates stole catalytic converters from vehicles along the West Coast and shipped them to the East Coast and internationally. The street value of the parts stolen and trafficked was estimated to be over $22 million. It wasn’t immediately known of Doyle has a lawyer to comment on his behalf.