At approximately 11:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, who serve at Sacramento International Airport, were dispatched to a call of suspicious subjects looking under multiple unattended vehicles in the Economy Parking lot. Through CCTV cameras, Airport Dispatch was able to see the subjects removing what appeared to be a catalytic converter from underneath a parked vehicle.

Deputies responded to the parking lot, located the subjects traveling in their vehicle and initiated a vehicle stop. During the stop, deputies detained two subjects after finding four catalytic converters inside their vehicle, including the one taken moments before the stop. Deputies also found several tools commonly used to steal catalytic converters.

Steven Rush (42) and Nicholas Madden (35) were each booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for three felony charges, grand theft, conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of burglary tools. No booking photos or other information is available.

Sacramento Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding the theft of catalytic converters to contact us at 916-874-TIPS (8477) or email us at Online Tip Form, you may remain anonymous.

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