By CBS13 Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.