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: Young Eagles Are Falling From Their Nests Due To NorCal’s Oppressive Heatwave
Officers got to the scene in time to find the suspect’s vehicle.READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Shooting At House Of Oliver In Roseville
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: Forward Progress Stopped On Fire In El Dorado Hills
The names of the suspects have not been released.