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Massive Chop Shop Discovered in El Mirage

El Mirage, Calif. – Sheriff’s officials said a LoJack hit on a vehicle led to the discovery of a chop shop containing large quantities of stolen vehicles.

On Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. Sheriff’s Aviation received a LoJack hit in the 2400 block of Egert Road, El Mirage, Sheriff’s officials said.

“Sheriff’s deputies responded to the location and confirmed the LoJack hit was a stolen vehicle. Sheriff’s personnel requested the San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force (SANCATT) respond for assistance,” a press release stated.

SANCATT arrived at the incident location and executed a search warrant with Sheriff’s deputies. Investigators determined the location to be a chop shop. So far, thirty-two stolen vehicles have been identified and the investigation is continuing, officials stated.

No suspects are in-custody at this, authorities stated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Justin Snyder at 909-388-4898 or sancatt@sbcsd.org Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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