Thou shalt not burgle

Chico church and school burglar sentenced

The man convicted of robbing a string of churches and schools in Chico was sentenced on Oct. 22 to five years in Butte County Jail followed by nine years probation.

Between October 2014 and March 2015, Kyle Hubbard, 26, ransacked and vandalized 18 different primary schools and churches and one business in the Chico area. Judge James Reilley ordered the long probationary period to make it easier for Hubbard to repay $50,000, according to a press release from Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey.

Hubbard pleaded no contest in July and, according to the release, told authorities he committed the crimes to fuel his methamphetamine addiction. He was arrested after police discovered security footage of Hubbard burglarizing the Madison Bear Garden and palm prints left at multiple crime scenes.