Two suspected catalytic converter thieves responsible for more thefts in New Hampshire

Prosecutors said two suspected catalytic converter thieves from the Northeast Kingdom (one of whom died a day after a Granite State grand jury handed up the latest charges) are responsible for more thefts in New Hampshire. Charged in the March round of felony indictments that were delivered on March 14 at Grafton Superior Court and publicly released on Friday are Adam Hale, 44, of West Burke, who died on March 15 after a battle with addiction, and Christopher Rivers, 35, of St Johnsbury. Each faces two Class A felony counts of theft by unauthorized taking and two Class B felony counts of criminal mischief. Court records viewed on Friday do not indicate if Rivers has an attorney or when his next court date is scheduled. According to court records, both men have criminal histories that go back years.