At 3:15 a.m., prime Witching Hour around these parts lately, San Ramon police officers stopped a van for expired registration during a further examination (lo and behold) located a car jack, sawzall and amputated catalytic converter.
We’ve been writing about these guys lately and the local PDs have been scooping them up when they can – but cat converter thieves can be slippery (and oily).
The upshot on this morning’s stop: three people arrested for various charges including possession of burglary tools, unlawful possession of tear gas (hmm), giving a false name and driving on a suspended license.
So chalk one up for the good guys. No word on where the converter was harvested.