Man arrested for cutting catalytic converters in Manchester

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MANCHESTER — A 60-year-old man was arrested in Manchester early Friday morning.

Authorities say they were notified of a theft in progress in the area of Mammoth Road at around 5:45 a.m.

The caller believed someone was trying to steal a catalytic converter.

Arriving officers were flagged down by the caller, who led them to a nearby driveway.

In the driveway, officers could see someone underneath a parked vehicle.

Police approached the vehicle and announced themselves as police.

The individual, identified as James Cassidy, of Manchester, surrendered to police and was taken into custody.

An officer crawled under the vehicle and located a battery-operated saw and a catalytic converter partially cut from the undercarriage.

Another car parked nearby was found to have a missing catalytic converter and fresh cut marks underneath.

Cassidy was charged with criminal mischief, theft by unauthorized taking, and loitering/ prowling.

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