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January 17, 2012 > Catalytic Converter Thieves Arrested

Catalytic Converter Thieves Arrested

Submitted By Officer Trish Young, Milpitas PD

On January 9, 2012 at 3:31 a.m., Milpitas Police Department officers noticed three suspicious subjects sitting inside a parked vehicle. Officers made contact and determined the occupants were under the influence of a stimulant and were arrested.

During the investigation, burglary tools and three catalytic converters were located inside the suspect vehicle. A Milpitas resident was contacted and identified as a victim who had a catalytic converter stolen. The owners of the remaining catalytic converters remained unidentified.

All three men were booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail for grand theft, possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen property, conspiracy, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

The Milpitas Police Department encourages the public to immediately call 911 to report in-progress crimes or suspicious activities. Anyone with any information regarding this incident or other criminal activity is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500, or via the Milpitas Police Department website at:

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