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Monday, December 5, 2022

Three in Custody After Stealing Catalytic Converters, Leading Police on Chase

Following an alleged catalytic converter theft, three persons were apprehended after taking police on a pursuit through North Bay Village and into Miami Beach.

On Tuesday, Carlos Segarra, 19, Kerven Rodriguez, 21, and Demetrius Saunders, 24, were detained on suspicion of breaking into an occupied building. In addition, Saunders is accused of grand theft and evading the police.

A complaint about a suspicious car with the converters inside was made to North Bay Village Police in the 7500 block of East Treasure Drive, according to an arrest report. Six converters were discovered by police inside the car, some of which seemed to have just been sawed off.

Later, when three guys in masks approached the car, cops followed. The vehicle sped away from the cops and continued on the 79th Street Causeway, occasionally going the opposite way and often hitting the guard rail.

Later, the vehicle eluded officers on the bridge until being discovered near Miami Beach’s 1900 block of Bay Drive.

Police were able to apprehend all three of the males after witnesses reported seeing them hiding behind a trash. According to the police, about 25 converters worth more than $50,000 were discovered.

A $5,000 bond was being used to hold Segarra. Saunders was being detained on a $22,500 bail, while Rodriguez was being detained on a $7,500 bond.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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