Three arrested after stolen cat. converter, narcotics reportedly found in car
Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post:
“Just before 5 a.m. on August 1st, Placer County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on Yeoman Drive and Junction Boulevard, in Roseville.
Deputies contacted the driver of the vehicle and immediately observed a sawed-off catalytic converter behind the driver’s seat, in addition to a floor jack and Sawzall metal cutting blade.
A second Sawzall was also observed by deputies in the front passenger seat area. Deputies searched the driver of the vehicle, 39-year-old Chio Saechao of Chino, and located a bag containing a white crystalline substance and a Sawzall metal cutting blade inside his jacket.
A search of the vehicle revealed shaved keys, multiple Sawzall blades, a large number of ratchet sets and hand tools, and a bag containing access cards belonging to a victim. Saechao and two other passengers, 41-year-old Jack Humphrey of Sacramento, and 35-year-old Diane Knorr of Sacramento were subsequently placed under arrest. While Knorr was being transported to the South Placer Jail, the deputy learned she had concealed methamphetamine and a pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine on her person.
Saechao was arrested for receiving known stolen property, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of a controlled substance, and his Sacramento County warrant.
Humphrey and Knorr were both arrested for receiving known stolen property, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy to commit a crime, and their Sacramento County warrants. Knorr was additionally arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thank you to the Roseville police officers who assisted us with this traffic stop!”