NORTH AUBURN (CBS13) — A report of a suspicious vehicle led to the arrest of a pair of suspected catalytic converter thieves in North Auburn.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, back on the night of Dec. 22, a caller reported seeing a suspicious-looking vehicle driving around a mini storage lot along Shale Ridge Lane.READ MORE: Entire Staff Quits Noah's Bagels In Vacaville In Protest — And Video Goes Viral
Deputies responded and pulled the car over, finding two people – Auburn resident Jason Russell Shepherd and Sacramento resident Melissa Anne McCoy, both 43 – inside. With McCoy having an active warrant out for her arrest in Sacramento County, deputies soon searched the car.
Inside, deputies say they found a catalytic converter and suspected burglary tools. About 4 pounds of marijuana were also found in plain view, along with a digital scale and other drug paraphernalia.READ MORE: 5G Rollout Concerns: How Could Technology, Delay Impact Sacramento?
Further, deputies say they found a list of catalytic converter target locations.
A check of surveillance video at the lot showed the pair stealing a catalytic converter from a work truck, the sheriff’s office says.MORE NEWS: Community Suggests 'Super Happy Fun Time' Name For New Roseville Park
Shepherd and McCoy have since been arrested and are facing charges of grand theft, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, tampering with a vehicle, and conspiracy among other charges.