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Chester man arraigned for multiple felonies and misdemeanor dog theft

A Chester man was arraigned today on multiple charges including petty dog theft and grand theft of a vehicle.

Posted: Jul 28, 2021 10:58 PM
Updated: Jul 29, 2021 9:08 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - On Wednesday afternoon Nicholas Michael Baragno of Chester, 29, was arraigned at the Shasta County Superior Court, according to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.

He faces charges in connection with a Monday incident, in which a vehicle was stolen from a Redding grocery store parking lot with two dogs inside, the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office said.

Law enforcement then pursued the vehicle, until the vehicle was involved in a solo vehicle collision. The driver was then taken into custody by CHP and the Redding Police Department, according to RPD.

Baragno is charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors including:

  • Felony grand theft of a vehicle with a prior conviction
  • Felony possession of a stolen vehicle with a prior conviction
  • Felony flight with reckless disregard for safety
  • Felony felon in possession of a firearm
  • Felony felon in possession of ammunition
  • Felony carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle while a felon
  • Misdemeanor resisting arrest
  • And two counts of misdemeanor petty theft of a dog

Baragno’s bail has been set at $200,000, according to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.

His next court appearances are scheduled for Aug. 5th at 8:30 a.m., and Aug. 10 in Department 2 at 10:30 a.m. for a Preliminary Hearing.

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