On 03/31/2022 at approximately 2015 hours Chico Police dispatch received a call from a business owner in the 2300 block of Park Ave. The owner, calling from his home, told dispatch that he has a live screen security system of the fenced yard of his business. The owner said he could see a male suspect inside the fenced in area going through different items.
Officers were dispatched to the location and contacted a male matching the description provided by the business owner, coming out of the business area. The suspect identified as Antonio Sandoval (29 years old) was immediately recognized by an officer on scene from a previous burglary arrest less than a month earlier. Sandoval was detained by officers while they completed their investigation.
Through the officer’s investigation they learned Sandoval jumped the exterior fence of the business. Once inside he removed a Cadillac converter from one of the vehicles on the property. Sandoval’s backpack along with the stolen Cadillac converter were located just outside the fenced in area, next to his bicycle. Inside of it were all the tools necessary to cut a converter from a vehicle.
Sandoval was arrested for grand theft, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering/vandalism to a vehicle, and prowling. Sandoval was transported to Butte County Jail. Bond was set at $34,000.
Location: 2300 block of Park Ave.
Date/Time: 3/31/2022 @ 2015 hours
Suspect: Antonio Sandoval (29 y/o)
Supervisor: Mark Bass, Sergeant
Watch Commander: Terry Tupper, Lt