Two men were arrested on May 8 for allegedly attempting to remove the catalytic converters from numerous vehicles in Elmont.
Officers responded to Clement Avenue in Elmont after receiving a call that alleged two men were using a red and black Milwaukee reciprocating saw in an attempt to remove the catalytic converters from multiple vehicles.
When police arrived, a homeowner and his son had detained both men, police said.
Geordan Campbell, 19, from Manhattan, and Tevin Reid, 20, of the Bronx are allegedly responsible for numerous catalytic converter larcenies that occurred on Hunnewell Avenue and Louis Avenue between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. on May 8, police said.
Campbell and Reid were charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, four counts of third-degree criminal mischief, four counts of possession of burglar tools, four counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, four counts of first-degree auto stripping and two counts of petit larceny.
The two men were arraigned on May 9 at First District Court in Hempstead.
— Robert Traverso