Saco Man Arrested for Catalytic Converter Thefts 

A Saco man is facing charges stemming from a string of thefts of catalytic converters from a number of car dealerships in the Augusta area.Police say Stephen F. Ivanusic, 41, of Saco, was charged with four felony counts stemming from the thefts that took place between June 24 and July 17.Police say Ivanusic removed the devices from the vehicles with an exhaust pipe cutter.Catalytic converters are attractive to thieves because they contain precious metals, and can be worth between $20 and $200 at a scrap dealer.Ivanusic was charged earlier this month. He is currently in jail on unrelated charges.