PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two men suspected of trying to steal catalytic converters were arrested in the Rock Creek neighborhood after a woman spotted them with flashlights underneath a car.
When deputies arrived, they found one of the men sleeping inside the stolen SUV around 4 a.m December 9. Authorities said they also found a lot of tools, including saws, torches, and a window-breaking device.
The men, whose names were not released, each faces the same charges: attempted 1st-degree theft, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and possession of burglary tools.
Washington County authorities said it was the second time this week they arrested people for stealing catalytic converters.