On Wednesday, 01/04/2023 at approximately 03:17 AM, Chico Police Dispatch received a 911 call regarding an in-progress prowler in the 900 block of Nord Avenue. The reporting party advised an unknown subject was attempting to enter their residence through a window. The reporting party provided Chico Police Dispatch with a description of the involved suspect, who was last seen fleeing in an unknown direction. Chico Police Officers arrived on scene within minutes of the original 911 call. The first Officer on scene encountered a subject matching the provided description. The subject was detained without incident.
The victim was contacted and positively identified the detained subject as the suspect who attempted to enter their residence. The suspect was positively identified as Jimmy Johnson (35 years old). Johnson was on Parole and a registered sex offender. A search of Johnson’s person and property led to the discovery of stolen property from a previous occupied residential burglary. Johnson was positively identified as the suspect in that incident as well.
After the positive identification, recovering the stolen property, and obtaining statements, Officers placed Johnson under arrest for the following crimes:
- First Degree Burglary (459 PC)
- Attempted First Degree Burglary (459 PC)
- Parole Violation (3056 PC)
- Possession of Stolen Property (496 PC)
- Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia (11364(a) HS)
Location: 900 block Nord Avenue, Chico Victim: Withheld Suspect: Jimmy Johnson Jr, 35 years old Supervisor: Keith Parsons, Officer in Charge Lieutenant: Lt. M. Rodden
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