(Fargo, ND) -- A rise in crime is leading to a predictable issue in Fargo.

Fargo Police say they've seen a rise in catalytic converter theft cases. Since August 1st, the department has taken 97 reports, 31 of which were in January 2021 alone.

Officers say the majority of these cases appear to be occurring in business parking lots where multiple vehicles are parked or stored.

Now, they are asking the community to call in all suspicious activity as it is occurring. If you hear power tools in a nearby parking lot, during the evening or night, authorities ask you call dispatch at (701) 451-7660.

If you have any information regarding these crimes, you can text keyword FARGOPD and your tip to 847411.