By CBS13 Staff

CERES (CBS13) – Three people were arrested after being found in possession of more than a dozen catalytic converters early Wednesday, the Ceres Police Department said.

Ceres police said a call came in at around 5 a.m. regarding a possible catalytic converter theft in progress along Walter Drive.

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When officers arrived, the suspects had already left but were seen getting into a gold Honda Civic, investigators said. The suspects were located a short while later and taken into custody.

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Inside the suspects’ vehicle, 13 stolen catalytic converters were found along with tools that are used in these types of thefts, police said.

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Any potential victims in the area or anyone with further info on the investigation is asked to contact the Ceres Police Department.