The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects after it uncovered a chop shop Wednesday in Biola.
Spokesman Tony Botti said the department received a tip that a 1998 Honda Civic was being stripped of its parts in a field. The tipster said two men were loading parts from the vehicle into a 1989 Toyota pickup in the area of Belmont and Grantland avenues, north of Kearney Park just west of Fresno.
Deputies saw two men drive away in the truck around 5:15 p.m. The truck was abandoned nearby. Deputies found car parts and documents from the Honda Civic, which was reported stolen.
The Fresno Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) multi-agency task force traced the truck to a home on C Street in Biola, where they found evidence of a chop shop.
The task force identified Ke Moua, 25, as a suspect in multiple felonies related to the discovery. He was described as 5 feet 3 inches and 125 pounds.
Anyone with information on Moua or the case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (559) 600-3111 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.