DNA testing helps BPD solve investigation of stolen catalytic converters

BEDFORD – A Mitchell man was arrested Tuesday on a warrant charging him with criminal mischief and theft after a Bedford Police Department investigation began on January 1, 2021.

According to a probable cause affidavit, on that day officers were called to Bledsoe Riggert Cooper James Land Surveying at 516 X Street after a report of a theft. 

Uriah Stickney

Catalytic converters were stolen off two company trucks. The approximate value of each catalytic converter was $200. Police did recover a hat at the crime scene and that was sent off for DNA testing. The DNA testing confirmed the hat belonged to 28-year-old Uriah Stickney.

Stickney admitted during a police interview that he had stolen the catalytic converters and a warrant was requested for his arrest.