Suspect in string of school, church burglaries waives preliminary hearing

Apr 8, 2015 3:48 PM by News Staff

The suspect in a string of Chico school and church burglaries waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and will be held to answer on 24 counts of second degree burglary.

Kyle Hubbard, 28, a local transient, was arrested on March 16 after investigators identified him as the suspect caught on security footage burglarizing Madison Bear Garden. Additionally, Hubbard's palm prints were also found in multiple other burglary locations that had occurred between January and March 2015.

Hubbard has been linked to burglaries at McManus, Marigold, Sierra View and Neal Dow elementary schools, as well as Pleasant Valley High School. Churches targeted include Bidwell Presbyterian, as well as the St. John's Episcopal Church, Faith Lutheran Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey says Hubbard committed the burglaries to feed a drug addiction.

If convicted, Hubbard faces up to 18 years and 4 months in County Prison. He will be arraigned Wednesday April 15.


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