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Car theft victim helps Chico Police find suspect

Police said the suspect stole the victim's car around 8 a.m. then just after 1 p.m. she saw her vehicle being driven in Chico.

Posted: Sep 10, 2019 6:16 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police said a car theft victim helped put the suspect behind bars on September 10.

Police said the suspect stole the victim's vehicle around 8 a.m. then just after 1 p.m. she saw her vehicle being driven in Chico.

The woman called dispatch and followed the vehicle herself until she lost sight of it.

Officer's located the car a short time later occupied by Jennifer Wilder, along with another woman who was uninvolved.

Wilder was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. She was also in possession of methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia.

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