OAKLAND -- Police on Monday announced the arrest of four men in connection with a car-theft ring.
The suspects, all from Oakland, were booked into North County Jail in Oakland on various charges after officers with the Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force served a search warrant at a commercial chop shop in an industrial area of the city last week.
The bust resulted in four arrests for auto theft and possession of stolen property, the recovery of two stolen vehicles, four vehicles with switched vehicle identification numbers, and the closure of the illegal chop shop, said Sgt. Diana McDermott of the California Highway Patrol.
The search warrant, she said, was the culmination of a two-month investigation into suspicious activity observed by investigators at an Oakland vehicle repair facility.
Arrested were Sergio Perez, 33; Luis Gallegos, 24; Saul Cadenas, 33 and Jose Lucas Vasquez, 32, according to McDermott.
Anyone with information regarding auto theft-related activity is asked to text or call 510-516-2886.