A Monkey Wrench in “Chop Shop” Plans

On January 28, 2019, at about 6:15 p.m., Dallas police officers Rojas, #10928 and Romero, #11289, were patrolling the streets of Dallas when they were alerted to a stolen vehicle notification via the Lo-Jack system near the 3900 block of Stanley Smith Drive.  While continuing their investigation, the officers received additional Lo-Jack notifications that the stolen vehicle was somewhere nearby.  Tail lights were spotted concealed behind some brush in a vacant yard.  Upon entering the yard, the officers observed two male suspects exiting a vehicle and instructed them to show their hands. The suspects ignored the officers’ commands and got back into a vehicle and fled the scene at a high rate of speed.

The officers continued their investigation and subsequently uncovered a “chop shop”.  The officers uncovered multiple vehicles that were in the process of being disassembled for parts.  Auto Theft detectives responded to the location to conduct their investigation.  Detectives recovered up to 10 Flatbeds worth of evidence and placed them in the city impound lot for processing.

In their continued effort to “Keep Dallas Safe”, patrol officers and detectives are performing outstanding work around the clock to thwart criminal activity and throw a monkey wrench in a “chop shop”. Great Job!