Fri. Mar 31st, 2023
The Camden County Sheriff’s Office thinks a woman passed out in a car may have helped find a person responsible for stealing catalytic converters.
Sheriff’s deputies went to Sunrise Beach on Friday on a report of a woman passed out in a car.
But when they got there they found a man also in the car, and further investigation found stolen catalytic converters.
Detectives say they learned 37-year-old Raymond Whetstone of Sunrise Beach was responsible for stealing catalytic converters in several counties.
Investigators are now working with other police departments to solve other similar thefts in the area.
The woman passed out was taken to a hospital for treatment.
On 07/31/20 deputies responded to the Sunrise Beach area reference a female passed out in a vehicle. During the incident, a male subject was also located with the vehicle. Further investigation caused deputies to locate stolen catalytic converters. Deputies arrested the male and transported him to the Camden County Correctional Facility. Detectives interviewed the subject upon arrival to the sheriff’s office and learned he was responsible for the theft of other catalytic convertors spanning multiple counties and police jurisdictions. Detectives are currently collaborating with other jurisdictions to solve other thefts this male is responsible for. The female was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and was not charged at this time. More charges are to be expected as the investigation continues, and more victims are identified.
Raymond L Whetstone age 37 of Sunrise Beach was charged with felony stealing and given a bond of $25,000 surety. He remains at the Camden County Correctional Facility.