Police: Two Arrested after Officers Catch Them Removing Catalytic Converter from Parked Vehicle
Woodland PD has announced the arrests of two people reportedly caught in the act of stealing a catalytic converter in late November.
Shortly before 1 AM on November 29, officers had responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of West Elliot Street.
Officers converged on the area, with one of them reportedly spotting two individuals in the act of removing a catalytic converter off a parked vehicle on nearby West Clover Street.
Both suspects fled on foot but were ultimately apprehended.
The two suspects — identified as Robert Nesbit (41) and Michael Crow (46) — had been wearing all black, with backpack and masks, and had parked their own vehicle on West Elliot and went through a hole in a fence over to West Clover, police said.
Both were arrested and booked on suspicion of grand theft, conspiracy, and tampering with vehicles. The catalytic converter was recovered at the scene, police said.
In response to the rise in catalytic converter thefts, neighboring Davis Police Department has partnered with Hanlee Davis for their second annual “Etch & Catch” event, which will be held on December 17th from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Anyone wishing to make an appointment may contact Sheri Kolb at 530-979-4564.