Burglar busted

Man arrested for allegedly burglarizing vehicles in Chico

On Tuesday, Butte County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Brazzi arrested a man for allegedly stealing property—including a laser—from vehicles in Chico.

At about 3 a.m., Brazzi saw a Honda Civic speeding on Pomona Avenue and gave chase, according to a BCSO press release. The Honda pulled into an apartment complex and a man and a woman ran from the vehicle; Brazzi detained both after briefly chasing them. The passenger, 22-year-old Brittany Bond, was interviewed and released.

However, the driver, 24-year-old Joseph Hammett, was found to be out on bail for vehicle theft and prowling. A search of the car turned up items stolen from two separate vehicles earlier that night, including a surveying laser valued at around $3,500. Hammett was booked into Butte County Jail on charges of burglary, possession of stolen property and driving on a suspended license.