Written by AARON CASTREJON
SOUTH PASADENA – Two Los Angeles men were jailed April 12 after police allegedly caught them with a stolen catalytic converter.
Jorge Alberto Rodriguez, 40, and passenger Manuel Mozcoza, 37, were booked on suspicion of grand theft and possession of burglary tools.
Police were called to the 1700 block of Grevelia Street around 2:06 a.m. to a catalytic converter theft in progress. The suspects fled in a dark-colored sedan, but officers found and stopped the driver, according to the South Pasadena Police Department.
Rodriguez and Mozcoza were stopped in the 600 block of Park Street where officers found a stolen catalytic converter and “items of evidentiary value consistent with those who steal catalytic converters,” according to the Covina Police Department in a written statement.