Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“Placer County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle report on December 22nd at 10 p.m., in North Auburn.
The caller reported seeing a vehicle driving around a mini storage lot on the 12000-block of Shale Ridge Lane. The vehicle was just about to exit the lot when deputies arrived and conducted a traffic stop.
McCoy had an arrest warrant out of Sacramento County. During a search of Shepherd’s vehicle, deputies located a catalytic converter, burglary tools, approximately four pounds of marijuana in plain view, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and a list of catalytic converter target locations.
Surveillance footage from the business showed the pair stealing the catalytic converter from a work truck. Both Shepherd and McCoy were arrested for grand theft, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, tampering with a vehicle, and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Shepherd was additionally charged with possession of marijuana for sales, and McCoy was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
We’d like to remind you that we have partnered with several auto repair shops around Placer County who offer catalytic converter engraving services – if your catalytic converter is engraved, thieves will be less likely to steal it. In the event it is still stolen, we can help trace it back to its rightful owner. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/…/a.54919755…/3842978955756573/”