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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday November 16th, 2023 :: 09:00 a.m. PST


Catalytic Converter Thieves Arrested on Additional Charges

Nature of Incident: Catalytic Converter Thieves Arrested on Additional Charges
Report Number: 23-140402
Location: Multiple locations in and around the City of Ojai
Date & Time: November 15, 2023 at 10:30 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ojai Detective Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(A-1) Alfonso Godinez Zacarias
(A-2) Carlos Salgado
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Two men who were in custody for grand theft, possession of burglary tools, and conspiracy to commit a crime have been arrested for two additional counts of grand theft and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Between the dates of October 27, 2023, and November 2, 2023, there were nine reported catalytic converter thefts in and around the City of Ojai.
On November 2, 2023, two men from Los Angeles were arrested in relation to a catalytic converter theft.  A Media Release was completed, and a significant community response was received.
During the subsequent investigation, detectives received additional information and video surveillance from members of the community who responded to the Media Release.  As a result, additional charges in relation to the theft of catalytic converters were filed against the two men.
The Ojai Detective Bureau would like to thank those members of the community who reached out with additional information and evidence. 
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office relies on community partnerships to achieve our mission to, “…respond to public concerns in a manner which is fair, unbiased, lawful, and promotes neighborhoods free from crime.”  Together we can make a difference.
Prepared by: Detective David Boynton  
News Release Date: November 16, 2023  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Boynton
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Trina Newman
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Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Ventura, CA 93003

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