Alert neighbor helps recover stolen vehicle

Sep 18, 2014 2:20 PM by News Staff

Chico police recovered a stolen vehicle this morning after a watchful neighbor reported some suspicious activity.

33-year-old Matthew West was arrested on the 1700 block of Vallombrosa early this morning after being caught red-handed walking up to the stolen car with the keys in hand.

The owner reported the gray Toyota Sequoia stolen over a week ago in the south campus area. Police also recovered other items in the vehicle, but say it's unclear if those items were also stolen.

The car is still in good condition and Chico Police are still trying to contact the owner.

West was arrested on a stolen vehicle charge and outstanding warrants.


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