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Westville Man Connected to Catalytic Convertor Theft

(Elkhart, IN) - A Westville man has been arrested for catalytic convertor theft and other wrongdoing.


Last Saturday, while investigating a string of thefts, Elkhart police tried to pull over a Ford Ranger suspected of the crimes. Instead, according to reports, police chased the truck through a cemetery, where it ran over several headstones.


Police allegedly found a cut catalytic convertor and tools in the truck. The driver, 49-year-old James Schram of Westville, was taken into custody.


Schram bonded out of jail and faces four Level-6 felonies.


Elkhart police are still investigating the possible extent of his involvement in other thefts.

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