Deputies in Palm Desert continue to investigate ongoing thefts of catalytic converters between April 15th, 2021 and July 13th, 2021.
And they have arrested two more people linked to the thefts.
They are 28 year old Santiago Salazar (photo above), and 29 year old Gerado Marquez, both of Indio.
On July 15th , 2021, deputies arrested Salazar on Oleander Avenue and Marquez on Sonora Avenue.
Investigators say both men are responsible for ripping catalytic converters off dozens of cars in the desert.
Both are jailed in Indio.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Patrick Montalvo or James Mills at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T211350042.
Burglary suspect Santiago Salazar.
Photo from Riverside County Sheriffs Dept