OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — A dial-a-ride bus service in a Michigan county has been suspended after catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles.
A catalytic converter is part of a vehicle’s exhaust system. They’re sought by thieves because they contain valuable precious metals.READ MORE: Federal Judge Retains Jurisdiction In Lawsuit Over Enbridge Pipeline
The thefts occurred last weekend at buses operated by the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency in Shiawassee County, 40 miles northeast of Lansing.READ MORE: Great Lakes Water Authority Asks Residents Impacted By Main Break To Limit Water Usage
“At this point, our transportation services are temporarily suspended. We are going week to week and will inform you regularly of any changes,” the agency said Monday.
For a fee, the buses take county residents to grocery stores, medical appointments, schools and more. People who are 60 or older can ride for free.MORE NEWS: Indiana Man Sentenced For Homicide, Robbery After Targeting LGBTQ Community In Metro Detroit
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