Lake Charles, LA –


On May 2, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a local business on Highway 1133 in Sulphur in reference to the theft of a catalytic converter from the complainant’s car.


During the initial investigation, detectives with the CPSO Vehicle Crimes Investigative Unit reviewed video surveillance from multiple locations in the area. Surveillance showed a gold Dodge Caravan drive into the parking lot of the business where the theft occurred and park behind the victims’ car for a long period of time. Detectives also viewed the suspect, later identified as Chase M. Doyle, 30, DeQuincy, removing the catalytic converter from the car.


After further investigation, with the help of CPSO Real Time Crime Center in conjunction with several scrap yards, VCIU detectives discovered the van that was used during the theft was seen at a local scrap yard. Detectives later learned that Doyle scrapped the catalytic converter belonging to the victims’ car.


Detectives attempted to locate Doyle but were unsuccessful. On May 5, detectives issued an arrest warrant for Doyle, signed by Judge David Richie in the amount of $50,000 for theft of a catalytic converter. If anyone knows his whereabouts they are asked to call CPSO at 491-3605.


CPSO VCIU Detective DiQuan Bennett is the lead investigator on this case.


An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.