Stolen Vehicle and Stolen Property Arrest

Case# 21-000797

Booking photo of male with short brown hair and black shirt

On 02/09/2021 shortly after 0200 hours Chico Police K9 Officer Dave Martin was working the north end of the city when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, eastbound on East Ave.  Officer Martin was able to read the license plate of the vehicle and realized it was a stolen vehicle.  Officer Martin and additional Chico Police officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. The driver of the stolen vehicle, Harry Akerson, was taken into custody
without incident.

The stolen vehicle was taken during the previous evening, 02/08/2021, during a commercial burglary of a local automotive business. Also taken during the burglary was over 8k dollars in automotive repair equipment. This stolen property was fortunately recovered inside the stolen vehicle at the time of Akerson’s arrest. The stolen property and the vehicle were returned to the business owner.

Akerson was arrested for possession of stolen property, auto theft, possession of methamphetamine, and an outstanding felony parole warrant.  Akerson is on parole for assault with a deadly weapon.

Location: East Ave and Floral Ave
Date/Time: 02/09/2021 at 0210 hours
Suspect: Harry Akerson, 03/30/1987
Supervisor: Sergeant Mark Bass
Watch Commander: M. Williams

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