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Springfield man caught trying to steal a catalytic converter on East Elm Street

56-year-old Timothy Walsh of Springfield was charged Thursday with felony 1st Degree Property Damage and felony Resisting Arrest. Walsh remains lodged in the Laclede County Jail in lieu of
a $5000 cash or surety bond. At approximately 10:25 PM on Wednesday, a Lebanon police officer observed Walsh attempting to cut a catalytic converter off of a vehicle on East Elm street. When the officer attempted to contact the subject, he fled on foot into a wooded area and was later located by a Laclede County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit. Lebanon Police Chief Bryan Arnold said this was excellent proactive work by a Lebanon officer known for his relentless pursuit of these types of criminals. It was also outstanding teamwork with a solid Laclede County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit.


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