Multiple Chico thefts and burglaries over 24-hours have led to 5 arrests

Residents reported thefts of garage remotes and other items from their vehicles, homes, and garages -- including a $10,000 bicycle.

Posted: May 30, 2021 4:26 PM
Updated: May 31, 2021 9:58 AM

Updated 6:35 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2021 - Chico police have confirmed that they made one more arrest on Sunday relating to residential burglaries. This makes five arrests made for thefts and burglaries in Chico within the last 24 hours, according to Chico police.

The new arrest was made after two burglaries were reported. One was on the 1200 block of Bidwell Ave. and the other was on the 1600 block of Oak Park Ave.

Glenn Anthony Ellis

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We are waiting to get a photograph and an identity for Chico Police Department's most recent arrest. Check back for an update.

Also, a viewer asked where the people arrested for incidents earlier in the day were from. The man arrested for the bike theft, Michael Lee Borden, is well known to Chico police. They said he moved away from Chico for a few years but appears to have moved back into town. Police call him, "a prolific bike thief."

The other man who was arrested, Glenn Ellis, has lived in Chico and Orland.

CLICK HERE to read the story about the business burglary arrest at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore that occurred on Saturday night.


CHICO, Calif. – Chico police made two arrests Sunday after investigating several reports of residential burglaries that occurred in the northeast Chico and south campus neighborhood.

48-year-old Michael Lee Borden was arrested for residential burglary, possession of stolen property, and resisting an officer.

Police said Borden was seen riding a stolen bicycle near Motel 6 on Manzanita Court. A chase ensued, ended with Borden’s arrest in Lindo Channel near North Avenue.

The bicycle was a mountain bike valued at $10,000, according to police.

Chico police believe the burglaries reported in the northeast part of Chico, including the bicycle theft, happened after remote control units for garage doors were stolen from vehicles that were parked in front of homes.

Police said a security camera at a victim’s home on the 3000 block of Rae Creek Drive captured Borden stealing the mountain bike.

The second Sunday arrest occurred after several vehicles parked on the 800 block of Ivy Street had been tampered with and calls were made to police.

At approximately 8:20 a.m. a person living on the 800 block of W. 4th St. told police that he found his home had been burglarized and said he discovered an unknown suspect with a glass methamphetamine smoking pipe attempting to steal his Camaro.

The owner of the Camaro had removed his spark plugs for some vehicle maintenance to the suspect was unable to steal it.

The suspect was later identified as 48-year-old Glenn Ellis, said police, who discovered him in a backyard in the 800 block of Ivy Street.

Ellis was arrested for residential burglary and the attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Police said several other residents on W. 4th St. reported vehicles being tampered with and reported that items had been stolen from inside of their cars.

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