HOLLYWOOD PARK, Texas – A Hollywood Park police officer made an arrest in a catalytic converter theft after the suspect ran off however then returned to the scene minutes later, allegedly attempting to play off his involvement.
An officer patrolling the 16100 block of San Pedro Avenue observed a flash of sunshine coming from below a parked car. When he obtained nearer, he noticed two toes protruding, in keeping with Hollywood Park Police Chief Shad Prichard.
“As a result of we’ve got been hit a number of instances as nicely, we just about had an concept of what was occurring,” Prichard stated.
The officer noticed the suspected thief rise up, drop his noticed and take off working. However minutes later, the suspect returned to the crime scene, saying he was there to choose up his stolen truck.
“The officer knew precisely what he was carrying, noticed him face-to-face, had his flashlight on him. So he had a extremely good description of the person. So he was caught,” Prichard stated.
James Jasso, 30, is charged with misdemeanors, legal mischief and evading arrest.
Police say the catalytic converter Jasso was making an attempt to drag off was nonetheless hanging on, however there have been three others contained in the car, together with metallic slicing gear.
Tai Nguyen, who owns the van concerned within the theft, says this has occurred many instances earlier than within the a long time he’s executed enterprise within the space.
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