By District Attorney Summer Stephan
When we think of trends, it’s usually in fashion or style. But in law enforcement, there are also trending crimes. Today, the trend is stealing catalytic converters from automobiles. The part, which aids in making exhaust pollutants less harmful, contain three precious metals: platinum, palladium and rhodium, which are sold to scrap yards.
Common hand and wrist problem can be prevented and treated
You wake in the night with a painful tingling sensation in your fingers — or no sensation at all.
As your condition advances, you have trouble holding the steering wheel to drive or typing on your computer keyboard. You experience weakness in your hand and begin dropping small objects.
If these signs and symptoms sounds familiar, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a very common problem. The condition is often associated with overuse of the hands and wrist and other factors.