Paroled Burglar Arrested for Burglary

Case# 21-000295


On 01/15/21, the Chico Police Department received reports of a prowler, residential burglary, and thefts from vehicles in the area of Native Oak Drive and Yosemite Drive, Chico (Oak Valley Subdivision). In one incident, the suspect entered a vehicle and obtained a garage door opener to enter the occupied residence. This is a method frequently used in recent burglaries.
The suspect later utilized credit cards stolen in the theft at Target. The suspect was recorded on both residential and commercial security cameras committing these crimes. These recordings were distributed to local law enforcement officers. At approximately 12:53 PM, a Chico Police officer observed a bicyclist matching the suspect on the roadway at the entrance to Annie’s Glenn in the downtown area of Chico.
The subject, CHRISTIAN DAVID BENNETT (28), was on parole for burglary. During BENNETT’S detention, items stolen during the burglary and prowling incidents earlier in the day were found in his possession. BENNETT was also in possession of methamphetamine and methamphetamine paraphernalia. BENNETT was arrested for burglary, possession of stolen property, fraudulent use of an access card, possession of a controlled substance, and violation of parole.

Location: Oak Valley Subdivision
Victim: Withheld
Suspect: Christian Bennett (28)
Case #: 21-000295
Supervisor: Sgt. D. Gregory S8
Watch Commander: Lt. M. Rodden C6

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