Transient Arrested After Burglarizing Paradise Business

Dec 26, 2013 7:21 PM

A transient breaks into a Paradise clothing store taking more than 100 dollars’ worth of items and is caught within minutes by law enforcement.

James Forest Williams, 38, was arrested for allegedly burglarizing City Shoes, resisting arrest and violating the terms of his AB 109 release, said Paradise Police Lt. Steve Rowe.

The burglary happened around 7:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve at the City Shoes located on the 7000 block on Skyway.

Paradise Police say the man was pacing around the business and went around back to grab a cinder block which he used to break the glass door to enter the retail store.

The burglar crawled under the door and took off with name brand sweat shirts, jackets and beanies, leaving a trail of clothes behind.

Police were able to identify Williams who was walking in the same location the burglary happened, the burglar started to resist arrest with one of the officers but was taken into custody after.

Williams was booked into the Butte County Jail.

City Shoes store owner Arlene Groos spoke to Action News Now over the phone and told us this is the fourth time this year her businesses has been the target of theft.

Groos thinks some of items she carries at her store attract thieves.

City Shoes has been in business for 10 years.


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