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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday April 2nd, 2021 :: 08:18 p.m. PDT


Three Suspects Arrested for Catalytic Converter Theft

Nature of Incident: Three Suspects Arrested for Catalytic Converter Theft
Report Number: RB# 21-42787  
Location: Pleasant Valley Road at 101Fwy, Camarillo  
Date & Time: 4-01-2021 at 0113 hours
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Patrol Services  
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Bidriezca, Luis
Garcia, Larry
Lopez, Byron
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Three suspects involved in a catalytic converter theft arrested for grand theft, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, and conspiracy to commit a crime.
On 04-01-2021, deputies from the Camarillo Police Department responded to a call for service regarding a theft of a catalytic converter. The victim's neighbor was able to provide a description of the suspect vehicle and the direction of travel.
Camarillo Patrol Deputies located the vehicle matching the description and conducted a traffic stop. While contacting the three occupants, deputies observed multiple catalytic converters and multiple saw blades in the rear of the vehicle.
A complete search of the vehicle was conducted and five catalytic converters were recovered. A Dewalt saw with multiple red blades, three sets of gloves and a usable quantity of heroin were also found inside the suspect vehicle.
All three suspects were arrested and booked at the Ventura County Main Jail for PC 487(a)-Grand Theft , PC 496(a)- Possession of Stolen Property Over $950, PC 182(a)(1)- Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, and PC 466(a)- Possession of Burglary Tools.
Camarillo Detectives have located and returned some of the stolen property back to the original owners.
Camarillo Detectives would like to remind the residents of Camarillo to be vigilant and please report suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1.
Prepared by:                          Detective Brian Elmer
News Release Date: 4/2/21  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Brian Elmer
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Shane Matthews
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Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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