Four arrested after stealing 11 catalytic converters from Bugmobiles, Evading in a Vehicle

Here are the details that occurred prior to the arrest

VICTORIA, Texas – On Tuesday, at 6:39 a.m. Victoria Police Department officers responded to Bugmobiles, located at 2304 E. Mockingbird Lane. Officers responded to reports of catalytic converters being stolen from several company vehicles. After further investigation, officers discovered that 11 catalytic converters were stolen. Officials had no suspect information at that time.

According to VPD, law enforcement received a notification of a possible disturbance outside of a resident in the 100 block of S. Ben Jordan St. less than five hours later. Officials obtained additional information that the subjects involved in the disturbance possibly loaded “bazookas” into a red vehicle. The vehicle then left the location at a high rate of speed. Officers located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. Although the driver refused to stop, the vehicle eventually stopped in the 900 block of Oliver Street, where officers conducted a felony traffic stop.

Law enforcement identified the driver as 20-year-old Aliyah National (no permanent address). They also identified the passengers as 21-year-old Deion Ellis, of Victoria, 18-year-old Isidro Hernandez, of Victoria, and 18-year-old Nevaeh Thomas, of Willis.

As officers searched the vehicle, they found 12 catalytic converters, a saw and gloves. Investigation revealed that 11 of the catalytic converters were ones stolen from Bugmobiles. Officials additionally charged National, Ellis, Hernandez and Thomas with Evading in a Vehicle. The catalytic converters were then returned to Bugmobiles. According to VPD’s Facebook post, the company released the following statement:

“We are very happy they were recovered and returned. Never in a million years did I think that would happen. That’s just good police work!”