San Mateo catalytic converter thefts lead to one arrest

SAN MATEO, Calif. (KRON) — One suspect was arrested in relationship to numerous catalytic converter thefts in San Mateo, police declared in a push launch. The first theft was noted at approximately 3:05 a.m. in the space of Trollman Avenue close to North Quebec Avenue in which officers experimented with to arrest the suspects.

Nonetheless, the suspects at first got absent, and though browsing for the suspects, the San Mateo Law enforcement Section (SMPD) gained a next report of a catalytic converter theft on Trollman Avenue. The suspect automobile was identified in the space and officers tried out to initiate a site visitors prevent. However, a Toyota Sienna van (pictured earlier mentioned) drove earlier the visitors end, and a auto chase started.

The car chase took police from San Mateo and into Hillsborough, which finished with the correct entrance tire staying detached from the suspect car, according to law enforcement. The tire bounced onto the windshield of a SMPD car or truck.

Shortly just after, the van crashed into a significant rock found in entrance of a residence on Baywood Avenue. Right after the collision, three suspects ran away from the scene, and two suspects obtained away.

Officers chased and caught the suspect, 33-yr-outdated Oakland resident Olben Hernandez Lopez, as he was climbing a fence. Police explained Lopez kicked an officer in the facial area and continued to battle with them on the floor.

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Lopez was inevitably arrested without even further incident. Immediately after a lookup of the suspect vehicle, officers located 6 “freshly cut” catalytic converters, a few pipes applied for inhaling methamphetamine, and theft tools. Lopez was taken to San Mateo County Jail and booked for grand theft, receiving stolen house, possession of burglary tools, obstructing/resisting an government officers, possession of drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy.

Two additional suspects continue being outstanding, police reported. Police did not give any further info on the two suspects.