Chico, Calif.- The Chico Police Department says that they have arrested one individual, 33-year-old Los Angeles native, Ishmael Smith, five times over the past three weeks.
Police are taking proactive steps to keep the public safe, especially because Smith’s crimes appear to be escalating.
According to arrest records, his crimes have ranged from vandalizing a car, shoplifting at a grocery store and a downtown business, and prowling in a homeowner’s backyard.
Police say the most serious crime occurred on Sept. 19 when Smith was arrested for sexual battery on Nord Avenue.
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