Sources within the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department have confirmed that an Oakland man has been arrested in connection with an alleged chop-shop operation.
Four new vehicles had been stolen from an area dealership, according to reports, and each of them have been recovered.
Investigators say they got to work as soon as they were alerted the autos had been stolen; a short time later they were informed that one of the stolen vehicles had been spotted in a local back yard.
Authorities then discovered the resident of that home was a parolee, who was already wanted on other charges. Oakland Police went to the home and were able to take the suspect into custody.
Although one of the stolen cars had already been stripped, two others were recovered along with a peppering of car parts.
The parolee has been booked into the Santa Rita Jail where he is being held on a no bail bonds hold.
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