Paradise man arrested for stealing $5,000 worth of construction property

Paradise police arrested a man for stealing upwards of $5,000 worth of property from new home construction sites.

Posted: Dec 20, 2019 3:18 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - Paradise police arrested a man for stealing upwards of $5,000 worth of property from new home construction sites.

Between Dec. 4 and Dec. 12, Paradise Police said they received several reports of construction theft from new home building sights in Paradise.

Through investigation, officers said they obtained evidence and a description leading them to a possible suspect vehicle.

On Thursday, Dec. 19 at around 4:30 p.m., Officers spotted a suspicious vehicle near Graham Road and Roberts Road. They said this matched the description of the suspect vehicle in the burglaries.

The driver was identified as 31-year-old Christopher Larson of Paradise. He was on probation and living in an RV, officers said.

Larson was building a structure to close off one side of the RV, and officers noticed several tools and construction materials that were believed to be taken in the burglaries, according to officers.

Officers said the stolen property valued up to $5,000. It has all been returned to three different local contractors, according to authorities.

Larson was arrested for three counts of Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property and Violation of Probation. Larson was booked into Butte County Jail.

Article Comments

Chico
Broken Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 61°
Oroville
Few Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 63°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
59° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 59°
Chester
Broken Clouds
48° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 42°
Red Bluff
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 58°
Willows
Broken Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 61°
Light and scattered rain and snow showers return for your weekend, but another warming trend looks likely for next week
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events