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Deputies locate catalytic converter in traffic stop, arrest 2

Two men were arrested in Yuba City after deputies initiated a traffic stop and located a catalytic converter in the vehicle.

Posted: Jul 23, 2021 12:43 PM

YUBA CITY, Calif. - Deputies arrested two suspects after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in an orchard, Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said.

When deputies located the vehicle, it was traveling at a slow rate of speed on the 600 block of North Township Rd. They pulled the vehicle over at the intersection of Highway 20 and Walton Ave.

When deputies contacted the occupants of the vehicle, they saw items commonly used to steal catalytic converters.

Deputies said they continued an investigation which revealed more evidence and video surveillance of the suspects stealing a catalytic converter from a business on the 600 block of North Township Rd.

The suspects were identified as 28-year-old Cody Durso and 35-year-old Jake Sutton.

Deputies said they searched the vehicle and found a catalytic converter, a flashlight and drug paraphernalia.

The two men were arrested for alleged charges of theft, criminal conspiracy, vandalism and possession of burglary tools, the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sutton had five warrants out by the Yuba City Police Department for theft and drug-related offenses.

They were booked into the Sutter County Jail.

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