PARADISE, Calif. - The Paradise Police Department arrested a man they say was in possession of burglary tools and alcohol. The arrest occurred Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Skyway and Billie Road.
Officials said 33-year-old David Montgomery Bowers, who is a parolee, had alcohol in his backpack when stopped, which police say was a violation of his terms of parole.
Police said they observed the man riding his bicycle without a light during hours of darkness, which they said is a violation of the California Vehicle Code.
This led officers to identify him as a parolee on Post-Release Community Supervisor (PRCS).
Because Bowers was a parolee they were allowed to search his backpack.
Police said they located a crowbar, a glass breaking tool, a "slim Jim," and other tools "commonly used to commit theft-related crimes."
The police also said they located alcohol in Bowers' backpack, which is not allowed because of his parole terms.
The same man was arrested several times toward the end of 2019 in Chico. Two articles are linked below which provide information about some of Bowers' prior arrests.