VIDEO: Man caught stealing catalytic converters, hes from Merced police say

On Saturday, November 30, 2019, at approximately 02:28 AM, Davis Police Department officers responded to 4500 Alhambra Drive in response to a male subject tampering with a vehicle.

Upon arrival, officers detained 29-year-old Vue Xiong male from Merced. Xiong was in a vehicle at the time of the stop. A search of the vehicle revealed a contractor-grade reciprocating saw, a floor jack used for raising vehicles, a contractor-grade impact drill and a Toyota catalytic converter.

Further investigation conducted by the officers yielded a victim vehicle (a Toyota Prius) in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

Vue Xiong was subsequently arrested for grand theft and possession of narcotics and booked into the Yolo County Jail.

Catalytic converter theft remains a regional problem.

Police urge residents to call in suspicious behavior, report such thefts to local law enforcement.

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