On Tuesday, December 20, just after 11:20 p.m., the Chico Police Dispatch Center received a call regarding a suspect stealing Christmas decorations from a local hotel.
While doing an area check, a Chico Police Officer spotted the described suspect, 38-year-old Wayland Rudd. While speaking with Rudd, the officer found he was in possession of multiple inflatable Christmas decorations, some of which had been reported stolen to the Chico Police Department earlier in the day.
Rudd was arrested for possession of stolen property, and the Christmas decorations were recovered.
The Chico Police Department is working on reuniting families with their missing Christmas decorations. If you are missing yard décor and suspect it was stolen, please complete an online report. The link can be found on our portal at crimemap.chicoca.gov.
Location: 1400 Block of Martin Street
Suspect: Wayland Rudd, 38
Supervisor: Sgt. D. Bailey
Lieutenant: Lt. B. Love
The Chico Police Department is committed to ensuring our community is a safe place to live, work, and recreate within!