Around 5 p.m. on Monday, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the area of 600 N. Vineyard in Earlimart for a probation compliance check on Royer Gonzalez, 27, of Earlimart.

During their investigation, Deputies found 20 catalytic converters.

Royer Gonzalez

Ag detectives were then called to the scene and served a search warrant on the home and found 73 more catalytic converters. In total, detectives recovered about $167,400 worth of the valuable devices.

Gonzalez was arrested and booked into the South County Detention Facility on charges of possession of stolen property.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Bryan De Haan or Sergeant Bryan Clower with the TCSO Ag Unit at (559) 802-9567, or 24 hours a day at (559) 733-6218, (800) 808-0488, Tip Now Line: (559) 725-4194, or by email at

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