Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary and Auto Theft Section, in collaboration with Southeast Area Detectives, conducted a Chop Shop investigation which resulted in the arrest of Gustavo Ramirez, 35 years of age.
Ramirez was arrested for a violation of Section 10801 of the California Vehicle Code - Owning or Operating a Chop Shop, in the area of Main Street and 88th Place.
Detectives recovered a stolen vehicle from a prior investigation at the location where Ramirez was arrested. Further investigation and the search warrant service at the location resulted in numerous stolen car parts being recovered.
If you have been a victim or have additional information regarding Ramirez' criminal activity, you are urged to call Commercial Crimes Division at 213-486-6943. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "Anonymous Web Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.