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Roseville police arrest 4 in chop shop case

Roseville police say they have broken up a chop shop after officers noticed stripped cars abandoned in the area between Main Street and the Placer County fairgrounds.

The police investigation into the stolen and dismantled vehicles led officers to people who were allegedly using a garage on Elefa Street to strip the cars of valuable parts. Several people connected to the operation have been arrested over the past several weeks, according to a police safety newsletter.

In addition, search warrants were served Wednesday on two houses connected with the case. Police found methamphetamine, needles, stolen car parts and other stolen property.

Three women, ages 20, 32 and 44, all of Roseville, were arrested on suspicion of running a drug house, child endangerment, possessing stolen property and other charges. A 37-year-old Sacramento man was also booked, cited and released on suspicion of possessing stolen property.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.