Victoria police arrest three Houston residents on theft charges

The three suspects were cutting off catalytic converters

Catalytic Converters

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria Police Department officers arrest three Houston residents following a theft in progress.

On Thursday, at approximately 2:20 p.m., VPD officers responded to to Walmart, 9002 N. Navarro Street, in reference to a theft in progress.

The caller informed officers of a suspect in a white Sedan who was cutting off catalytic converters. Shortly after the call, officers located a vehicle matching the description traveling southbound on Loop 463.

Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 12000 block of US Highway 59 North, regarding a suspected vehicle. They contacted the driver and two passengers.

Through further investigation, officers located a reciprocating saw and numerous cut catalytic converters. They then arrested all three suspects for the following charges:

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Xavier Renaldo Johnson, 42 of Houston:

  • Theft $30,000<$150,000, Second Degree Felony;
  • Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, First Degree Felony;
  • Unlawful Use of Criminal Instrument, Third Degree Felony

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Zachary Dewitt Blueford, 18 of Houston:

  • Theft $30,000<$150,000, Second Degree Felony;
  • Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, First Degree Felony;
  • Unlawful Use of Criminal Instrument, Third Degree Felony

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Patrick Lutrell Jack, 26 of Houston:

  • Theft $30,000<$150,000, Second Degree Felony;
  • Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, First Degree Felony;
  • Unlawful Use of Criminal Instrument, Third Degree Felony

The Victoria Police Department provided the above information and photos.