IMPD detectives and officers work diligently to apprehend catalytic converter suspect

INDIANAPOLIS – On March 23, 2021, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) detectives apprehended a suspect believed to be involved in multiple thefts.

At approximately 2:00 a.m., IMPD Detectives spotted a vehicle believed to be involved in several recent catalytic converter thefts. While investigating, it was discovered that the vehicle in question was actively involved in another theft at that time.

IMPD detectives requested the assistance of IMPD’s Southeast District officers to stop the vehicle. The driver refused to stop, and officers pursued the vehicle until losing sight of it at the split of Interstate-70 and Interstate-65. IMPD Southwest District officers located the suspect’s vehicle a short time later near the intersection of McCarty and Shepard Streets. A few blocks away, officers located the suspect, 19-year-old Cameron McDougalle, where he was quickly taken into custody.

McDougalle was arrested on suspicion of theft. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a final charging decision. The quick actions by responding officers and the thorough follow-up investigation conducted by detectives further demonstrates their commitment to the City of Indianapolis.

IMPD continues to urge anyone with information on criminal activity to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.  Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

A charge of a crime is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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