SM Catalytic Converter Arrest
March 18, 2021
SMPD reports that it arrested 2 suspects and recovered 3 stolen Catalytic Converters from a residence at 16th Street and Idaho Avenue.
At 3:30 am on a Wednesday, “the suspect vehicle was located driving away from area and attempted to hide in a carport in the 1000 block of 14th street. Officers conducted a traffic stop and contacted the two occupants who were in possession of power tools and a car jack. Three catalytic converters were located inside the vehicle. One of the catalytic converters was just stolen and returned to the owner.”
The police note that the vehicle driven by the suspects, itself had been stolen.
Filiberto9 Sanchez, 33 of Huntington Park, and Juan Manuel Sanchez, 36, of LA, were booked for 487(A) PC - grand theft, 496(A) PC - receiving stolen property, 466 PC – possession of burglary tools and 182(A) PC - conspiracy