Gwinnett cops: 17-year-old ran busy chop shop

Gwinnett County police say they found parts from five different vehicles at a busy chop shop run by a 17-year-old.

After making the discovery Tuesday, officers arrested Arensio Junior Rivera and charged him with three felonies: operating a chop shop, theft by receiving and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

The investigation continues and could lead to more charges against Rivera, and other arrests, police said.

When officers arrived at the home on Roses Creek Drive off Lawrenceville Highway, they found parts from five vehicles in addition to three engines.

"Investigators are in the process of matching those parts to stolen vehicles from around the county," said Cpl. Brian Kelly, a police spokesman.