Sacto 9-1-1
April 23, 2013
Sun City resident stops catalytic converter theft

A Sun City resident who spotted a man under her neighbor's pickup helped police nab a suspected catalytic converter thief.

A resident on Pineschi Place looked out her front window at 2:30 a.m. last Wednesday to see a man crawling under her neighbor's Toyota pickup. Figuring something was amiss, she called 911.

She kept an eye on the man while talking to the dispatcher, according to a Roseville police public safety newsletter. Officers responded and surrounded the area.

Police moved in and arrested the man, who, they said, was in the process of sawing off the pickup's catalytic converter. The 24-year-old Sacramento man had a list of other local addresses.

They suspect that he had driven around earlier, writing down addresses of places to return to in order steal other catalytic converters. Police said the alert Sun City resident deserves credit for nipping that in the bud.

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