A Morinville man has been arrested after being caught with stolen catalytic converters on St. Albert Trail. 

Early Wednesday (Oct. 19) morning, St. Albert RCMP conducted a late-night patrol and noticed a blue GMC SUV with its license plate covered with a piece of cardboard.

According to police, they stopped the SUV and identified the driver as Terry Pitts, a 49-year-old resident of Morinville. Pitts was on multiple conditions from previous release orders, including not being allowed to drive a vehicle. 

RCMP later learned that the license plate wasn't for the vehicle and that the SUV itself wasn't registered. 

Inside the vehicle, RCMP discovered a grinder, a saw, several saw blades, a mask, gloves, and two stolen catalytic converters.

Pitts was arrested and charged with:

  • Failure to comply with release orders (five counts)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Possession of break-in tools

Pitts was held for a hearing and placed in custody. He'll be appearing in a St. Albert Provincial Court on Monday (Oct. 24).