ALAMEDA (CBS SF/BCN) — A tip from an alert citizen early Tuesday gave police enough information to arrest three suspects, according to the Alameda City Police Department.

Police said the tipster was awakened about 4:30 a.m. by a sawing noise outside the residence and saw a vehicle fleeing the scene.

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Officers soon observed a vehicle matching the description provided by the tipster and initiated a traffic stop, where they observed the driver holding drug paraphernalia and saw a catalytic converter and cutting tools on the floor of the vehicle.

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One of the people in the car provided a confession, said police, who also found burglary tools and methamphetamines during a subsequent search.

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Police took the three suspects into custody for multiple offenses, including suspicion of grand theft, attempted grand theft and possession of stolen property.