Group charged in Columbia County catalytic converter thefts

State police have arrested five people in connection with catalytic converter thefts in Columbia County.

Police stopped a car matching a description of one used in the thefts. Inside were two stolen catalytic converters, as well as multiple cutting tools, say police.

Five people were charged: Robert Perez, 41, Tonya Perez, 39, Lucindia Rideout, 51, Crawford Boice, 29, all of Schodack, and Ross Hendrick, 45, of Castleton on Hudson.