VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Valley City Police Department is teaming up with local dealerships to take a stand in preventing the theft of catalytic converters.

Police Chief Phil Hatcher said they have received several reports of this auto part theft over the last year. He talked about that and a service provided by Miller Motors, Puklich Chevrolet and Stoudt Ross Ford in Valley City to deter these crimes.

The Valley City Police Department would like to thank these businesses in taking a stand to help prevent these crimes and better protecting our community. Hatcher said, if you have been a victim of a vehicle part theft crime please contact the Valley City Police Department or your local agency to make a report.