Couple of Catalytic converter thieves stopped in Redwood City

Couple of Catalytic converter thieves stopped in Redwood City
Photo: scene of the arrest
Originally published as a Redwood City Police Department Facebook post – 
“On Monday, September 27, 2021, at 03:24 AM, Redwood City Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Hudson Street and Redwood Avenue for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Janci Vasquezcarillo and the passenger as Jose Rodriguezhernandez.
While speaking with the driver, officers observed a reciprocating saw blade protruding from Vasquezcarillo’s jacket pocket. Officers searched the vehicle and located an additional reciprocating saw blade, an automatic floor jack, a drill/impact gun, and an automotive catalytic converter with Toyota engravings that appeared to have been cut off at one end and unbolted from the other.
Officers ultimately determined that the parts had been stolen and placed Rodriguezhernanadez and Vasquezcarillo under arrest and booked them into the San Mateo County Jail for possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy.
Theft of Catalytic Converters continues to rise in Redwood City. To assist us in solving these crimes, Midas in Redwood City is offering free engraving of serial numbers on catalytic converters. This process allows police departments to more accurately determine the owner of these stolen parts and properly charge criminals when they are found in their possession. For more information, please see our attached flier.
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