School, church burglar pleas

Man arrested for series of break-ins faces up to 14 years in jail

A man arrested in March for a string of break-ins at local schools and churches pleaded no contest to 18 counts of burglary in Butte County Superior Court on July 15.

Police arrested Kyle Hubbard (pictured), 26, after a short foot chase near Safeway on East Avenue on March 16, according to a press release from the Butte County District Attorney’s Office. From October 2014 to March, Hubbard targeted schools and churches because he believed they “would have cash lying out in the open,” the release noted. Hubbard reportedly told investigators he’s a methamphetamine addict who burglarized to pay for drugs. He caused tens of thousands of dollars in damaged and stolen property while doing so.

Hubbard is set for sentencing Sept. 2, when he will face up to 14 years and four months in Butte County Jail.