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Rockford man arrested for catalytic converter theft

Gowin was caught allegedly stealing a catalytic converter at a 20th Street business.
Gowin was caught allegedly stealing a catalytic converter at a 20th Street business.(Winnebago County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 5:02 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - 40-year-old Christopher Gowin faces multiple charges after he allegedly was caught stealing a catalytic converter at a 20th Street business.

The Rockford Police Department says officers were called to Masters Yates, Inc. at 2320 20th Street around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for an in-progress theft call. Once on the scene, officers noticed Gowin near a truck with a partially removed catalytic converter.

Gowin was charged with Burglary from a motor vehicle, Possession of burglary tools, Criminal damage to property and an outstanding warrant.

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