ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing catalytic converters in the last year.
“Since the early months of this year, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office received calls from numerous victims stating that the catalytic converters were missing from vehicles,” said Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz. “One of the businesses provided security video footage of a white male driving a Honda Pilot. That video was posted on Crime Stoppers social media and the male was identified as Raymond Dominic Miller.”
Sheriff’s office investigation discovered that the suspect, 38-year-old Raymond Dominic Miller, used an electric saw to cut catalytic converters from vehicles at local businesses.
Deputies found that Miller was committing catalytic converter thefts within Eunice city limits and worked with the Eunice Police Department during the investigation.
After July 1, one of many anonymous tips led to Miller’s location in Acadia Parish.
Authorities arrested Miller and during questioning he admitted to the thefts, adding that he sold the stolen items in another parish.
On July 23, Miller was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail.
He faces charges from the sheriff’s office on four counts of theft and three counts of criminal damage to property. He also faces charges from the Eunice Police Department on six counts of theft and five counts of criminal damage to property.
Miller’s bond was set to $67,500.
Sheriff Guidroz credits Crime Stoppers and tipsters for helping them locate and arrest Miller. He also said that more arrests connected to catalytic converter thefts are expected.