Man charged with catalytic converter theft
Johnson City Police arrested a man they say was caught in the act of attempting to steal parts off a vehicle.
Police say they got a call from a Central Street resident back in August who said a person was trying to steal a catalytic converter from a parked vehicle. The caller told officers he caught the man in the act when he returned home.
Police say the resident identified the person tampering with the vehicle, from a photo line-up, as Timothy Nickles. Officers arrested Nickles Wednesday after he applied for housing at the Johnson City Housing Authority.
Nickles is now charged with vandalism over $500 and theft over $500. He was taken to the Washington County Detention Center. His bond was set at $15,000.
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