Police arrested two men Tuesday on suspicion of stripping parts from three stolen vehicles on an east Modesto street.
The alleged “chop shop” was found when officers responded to a call about trespassers on the 1400 block of Staci Lane, the Modesto Police Department said in a Facebook post.
Staci Lane is a few blocks southeast of the intersection of Briggsmore Avenue and Lakewood Avenue.
The arrested men are Zachary West, 36, and Robert Williams, 34. Their cities of residence were not reported.
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The two were booked at the Stanislaus County Jail on charges of auto theft, operating a chop shop, criminal conspiracy and probation/parole violations.
People with tips about the case can call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.
The department used the occasion to urge Modesto residents to join Neighborhood Watch. More information is at 209-342-9185.