Three Central Valley residents were arrested Thursday just south of Petaluma on suspicion of stealing catalytic converters.
A Sonoma County sheriff's deputy was on patrol just after midnight near Highway 101 and Kastania Road when he approached a driver whose vehicle had fraudulent registration stickers. Both the driver and a passenger were found to be on parole and were not to be in Sonoma County.
A parole search of the vehicle found the eight catalytic converters, according to investigators. The deputy was unable to determine from where the converters came.
Driver James Luke Osborne, 25, of Modesto was booked on suspicion of felony parole violation, felony possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools. He is being held without bail in the Sonoma County Jail.
Passenger Brett Hegwood, 26, of Modesto was booked on the same charges and also is being held without bail.
Passenger Crisandre Brooke Clements, 25, of Turlock was booked on suspicion of felony possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, felony possession of a controlled substance, felony smuggling of a controlled substance into jail, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held on $5,000 bail.