Motorists can have their license plate numbers etched on their catalytic converters for free in Citrus Heights.
The Citrus Heights Police Department is teaming with Scott's Econo Lube N' Tune to offer the service in an effort to reduce the theft of the emission control devices.
The engraving will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at Scott's, 8013 Arcadia Drive near Sunrise Mall.
Thieves often steal the emission control devices from high-off-the-ground trucks and SUVs because they can easily slide under the vehicles, then unbolt or saw off the converter.
The converters are stolen for the metals contained within the devices. Thefts have occurred at shopping centers and home driveways, according to Citrus Heights police.