MARYSVILLE (CBS13) — A suspected catalytic converter thief who was caught in the act has been arrested after a chase in Marysville on Monday.
Marysville police say, just after 7 a.m., an officer was out on patrol along the 1700 block of C Street when he noticed someone underneath a car that was lifted with jack stands.READ MORE: Woodland Police Release Bodycam Footage From Drag Event Canceled Over Threats Of Violence
The person under the car then got out and ran to another car just as the officer parked to investigate. This prompted a short chase until the suspect stopped at E. 11th and Sampson streets, then got out and ran.READ MORE: Two Women Rescued While Lost Hiking Shirley Canyon Trail In Tahoe
Officers were able to find the suspect – identified as 51-year-old Olivehurst resident Phovong Borihanh – after he jumped into someone’s backyard.
Inside Borihanh’s car, police say they found battery-operated cutting devices, burglary tools, and gas siphoning materials.MORE NEWS: Incidents On I-80, Highway 50 Clog Traffic Into Sierra Ahead Of July 4 Weekend
Police say they believe Borihanh was cutting a catalytic converter out from the car that the officer originally spotted him under. He has since been booked on numerous charges.