The Sacramento Police Department in conjunction with Jiffy Lube will hold a free catalytic converter etching event on Wednesday.
Vehicle owners can have the vehicle license plate numbers etched onto the catalytic converter to aid in recovery of the converter if it is stolen. The event is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. at the Jiffy Lube at 3424 Northgate Blvd.
The presence of license plate numbers on catalytic converters can provide police with information necessary to identify stolen property, contact victims, and apprehend and prosecute criminals, according to a Police Department news release.
The etching event is open only to residents of the city of Sacramento, and space is limited. Participants will be asked to show proof -- in the form of a driver's license, vehicle registration or power bill -- that they currently live in the city.
Reservations are required. To register, go the Sacramento Police Department website, www.sacpd.org. Highlight the "Catalytic Converter THEFT" tab in the left side bar, then click on the "ETCH & CATCH EVENT" link. From there, click on the link at the bottom of the flier to download a free ticket to the event.
For specific questions about the event, click "Contact the Host" on the Eventbrite Etch&Catch Event webpage.
The event is sponsored by Jiffy Lube, The Home Depot, Cal Signs, Office Depot, Church's Chicken, Specialized Exhaust and Starbuck's Coffee.