Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit stopped the van today, Thursday, May 2.
Property found in the back of the van has been recovered and the van has been seized.
A spokesman from the unit said: "The van was involved in multiple rural thefts and stealing parts from cars in High Peak and Dales area.
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"Both occupants arrested. Some property recovered. And as the cherry on the top, this horrendous tyre [tyre pictured]."