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Security footage helps Chico State Police make arrest in residential burglary case

Officers with the Chico State Police Department were able to make an arrest in a residential burglary case with the help of security footage.

Posted: Oct 27, 2020 1:05 PM

CHICO, Calif. – Officers with the Chico State Police Department were able to make an arrest in a residential burglary case with the help of security footage.

The University Police Department received a report on Sunday, Oct. 25, just before 11:30 a.m., of a residential burglary in the 400 block of Normal Ave.

During the investigation, officers said they learned that an unknown man entered the residence and stole multiple items, including two laptops, a wallet, an Apple watch, and two sets of car keys. After exiting the residence, the suspect used one of the sets of car keys to steal a vehicle that was parked nearby, according to UPD.

After leaving the residence, the suspect used credit and or debit cards from inside the stolen wallet to make purchases at multiple businesses in Chico, said UPD.

Officers were able to obtain security footage from the businesses. On Oct. 26, two UPD officers said they were driving in the 500 block of Vallombrosa Ave., when they saw a man they recognized as the suspect from the security footage.

The officers contacted the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Mykell Glenn, who admitted to the burglary and was still in possession of most of the stolen property, according to UPD.

Glenn was taken into custody and transported to the Butte County Jail, according to UPD. Glenn’s bail was set at $246,000.

A few hours later, officers from the Chico Police Department arrested a second male who was driving the stolen vehicle from this same case, according to UPD. The vehicle and most of the stolen property was returned to the victim. Action News Now is working to learn more about this second arrest.

UPD wants to remind the campus community to keep your doors locked and if you see something suspicious, report it to law enforcement.

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