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Man allegedly burglarizes business by reaching through mail slot

In the early morning hours on Wednesday (Feb. 15), a man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing the Work Training Center on Lincoln Boulevard in Oroville.

At 4:45 a.m., officers responded to an alarm and spotted a man running from the business, according to an Oroville Police Department press release. Officers found a backpack containing items stolen from the Work Training Center, then arrested Jeffery Casaulong, 35, who was reportedly hiding in the yard of a nearby home. Investigators later determined that the burglar had reached through a mail slot and unlocked the door.

Casaulong was charged with commercial burglary, possession of stolen property and violation of parole. He was booked into Butte County Jail, which has reopened since the evacuation and is preparing for regular inmates’ return.