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As if they didn’t already have enough legal problems facing them, on the morning of November 15th , two 35-year-old Los Angeles residents—already in custody at the Ventura County Jail on multiple charges of possession of burglary tools, conspiracy, and grand theft—were greeted at their jail cell doors by deputies once again arresting them and charging them with what Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Detective David Boynton reported as “two additional counts of grand theft and conspiracy to commit a crime.”
Having been taken into custody on November 2nd pursuant to their alleged dead-of-night thievery of catalytic converters from parked cars in the City of Ojai, Alfonso Godinez Zacarias and Carlos Salgado had become the subjects of a widespread VCSD Media Release announcing their arrests and soliciting additional information and/or video records about other catalytic converter thefts in the area.
The public response to those media reports was significant and of such evidentiary value that the Ojai Detective Bureau sought additional arrest warrants for Salgado and Zacarias, who now stand charged with additional criminal counts for their theft of catalytic converters throughout the community. Both men remain in custody on a no-bail hold.