Durham man arrested for possessing stolen property, identity theft

Mar 24, 2016 1:05 PM by News Staff

Butte County Sheriff’s deputies Thursday arrested a man they believe to be responsible for a rash of vehicle break-ins in Durham.

Jason Edwards, 31, was seen riding a bicycle in the area of Holland Avenue and Campbell Street around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The deputies who spotted him said he was acting suspiciously and believe him to be looking into car windows.

Deputies contacted Edwards who was discovered to have several felony arrest warrants for parole violations, and took him into custody.

During a search of the suspect, deputies discovered the suspect had several debit and credit cards in his possession which did not match his given name. Further investigation revealed them to be stolen.

One of the cards was reported to have been used at least once by the suspect. Deputies obtained video surveillance and identified the suspect as the user of the stolen credit card.

Edwards was transported to the Butte County Jail where he was booked on his warrants as well as Possession of Stolen Property and Identity Theft.

Edwards bail for the fresh charges were set at $16,000, however the felony warrants are no-bail warrants.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office North County division said they noticed an increase in vehicle burglaries in the Durham area over the past week. As a result, deputies increased patrols in the area in between handling other calls for service throughout Northern Butte County.


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