Photo: suspect’s vehicle
Originally published as a Merced Police Department Facebook post –
“On 5/1/22 at approximately 12:47 PM, Officers responded to St. Patrick’s Church on E. Yosemite Ave. for a report of theft of catalytic converters. During the investigation, video footage was obtained of the suspect vehicle involved in the thefts. Several officers recognized the vehicle as belonging to suspect Willard Weger (37). Weger is on active supervision by the Merced County Probation department with a GPS monitor. After pulling his GPS information, Weger was confirmed to have been at the scene during the time of the theft. He was contacted at his residence and arrested for theft and probation violations.
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Farmer at 209-385-6905 or by email at Farmert@cityofmerced.org.”