ELK GROVE (CBS13) — An alert neighbor is being credited with helping them catch a suspected catalytic converter thief in Elk Grove last week.
Elk Grove police say, late Friday evening, a neighbor near Emerald Vista Drive and E. Stockton Boulevard reported seeing a catalytic converter being stolen from their neighbor’s car.READ MORE: Cal/OSHA Votes To Drop Workplace Mask Rule For Fully Vaccinated Workers
Officers got to the scene in time to find the suspect’s vehicle.READ MORE: Patterson Woman, 46, Killed In Crash West Of Modesto
A probable cause search was then done of the vehicle, with officers soon discovering the stolen catalytic converter along with other items like burglary tools, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.
Both the driver and a passenger in the suspect’s vehicle were eventually arrested.MORE NEWS: More Tree Limbs Drop In Summer — And Drought Isn’t Helping, Experts Say
The names of the suspects have not been released.