Two arrested for catalytic converter thefts

Photo: scenes after the arrest
Originally published as a Roseville Police Department Facebook post – 
“On 8/16 at about 12 PM, the Roseville Police Department responded to the theft of a catalytic converter from the 10000 block of Foothills Blvd. Multiple officers responded to the area and eventually located the suspect vehicle in a residential area off of Crocker Ranch Road. Officers located the stolen catalytic converter in the back seat of the vehicle.
After an investigation, 40 year old Ricky Cox and 27 year old Roger Hazen, both of Sacramento, were arrested for grand theft, conspiracy, drug possession, and outstanding warrants and were booked into the Placer County Jail.
Thanks to two alert witnesses who promptly reported the crime and a vehicle description to police, the suspects were apprehended.
A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device under the vehicle that contains precious metals that are valuable to scrap metal dealers. Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise across the nation.
In order to combat thefts of catalytic converters, the Roseville Police Department has partnered with local automotive businesses to provide free engraving and painting of catalytic converters. #Roseville residents can call any of the participating businesses below and schedule an appointment:
BMR NAPA AutoCare
900 Riverside Ave
Roseville, Ca 95678
916-676-0010
Firestone Complete Auto Care
8051 Washington Blvd
Roseville, Ca 95678
916-783-0431
Roseville Toyota
700 Automall Dr.
Roseville, Ca 95661
916-257-4658
Tilley’s Automotive
600 Commerce Dr. # E
Roseville, Ca 95678
916-783-9200″
Two arrested for catalytic converter thefts was last modified: August 24th, 2021 by admin
Categories: Placer

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