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Redding burglary suspect leaves trail of evidence, gets arrested

A suspected burglar left a trail of evidence for Redding police, leading to his arrest on Sunday.

Posted: Apr 22, 2019 2:41 PM

REDDING, Calif. - A suspected burglar left a trail of evidence for Redding police, leading to his arrest on Sunday.

At around 2:37 a.m. on April 21, officers were dispatched to the 76 Gas Station in Redding located at 482 E. Cypress Avenue, regarding an alarm.

A security guard in the area told officers he saw a man break into the business through a window and leave with merchandise. 

Authorities then found a trail of merchandise leading away from the business and into a yard located nearby. 

They found a man, matching the description given by the security guard, hiding in a car in the driveway of a home. 

Alex Wojciechowski, 31, of Illinois, was arrested an transferred to Shasta County Jail on burglary charges. 

While at jail, Wojciechowski threatened to kill officers and jail staff. He now faces additional charges of criminal threats. 

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