One wild night

Woman allegedly stole drugs, property, vehicles and lit outbuilding on fire

A woman found passed out behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle was arrested early Tuesday morning (Dec. 5) on a litany of charges, including arson and burglary, according to a press release from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

Jennifer Britt, 37, was found unconscious by Chico police behind the wheel of a Jeep towing a trailer that had collided with a locked metal gate on Pomona Avenue at about 2 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle had been stolen from a home at the 1600 block of Dayton Road.

Responding to the residence, BCSO deputies and Chico police officers found a shop behind the house in flames. An investigation indicated that Britt allegedly lit a fire inside the shop, stole medication and other property, and left in the Jeep. She is being held in Butte County Jail on $82,000 bail with other charges, including drug offenses, possession of stolen property and two counts of vehicle theft.