Saturday, June 7, 2014

4/23/87 'Chop Shop' discovered at local home

Parts to 10 cars, all reported stolen within the last month, were identified Tuesday at what police are terming a 'chop shop' operation in the Kirkwood South subdivision.

Several other parts and tools were found as well at the residence of Earl M. Fuller 10306 Sagewillow.

Upon arriving to serve warrants for unrelated minor outstanding violations, local officers found Fuller's garage and yard full of car part ranging from sunroofs to dashboards.

Police were called to the scene by the South Belt Security Alliance and Precinct 2 constable's officers who located the chop shop after several months of investigation.

Alliance officer Rick Holloman said the Alliance had been suspicious such an operation existed after finding car parts dumped in the area, particularly along Hall Road, over a period of several months.

Fuller has been charged with three counts of theft by receiving, Houston Police Sgt. L.W. Durham said.

He terms the chop shop a "major operation."

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