CLEARLAKE, Calif. – A Redding man wanted for a parole violation in Mendocino County was arrested in Clearlake early Thursday on a number of charges including possession of stolen, vandalism and alcohol-related charges.
Clearlake Police Sgt. Rodd Joseph said Anthony Shane Wilburn, 26, was taken into custody in the case.
Joseph said a Clearlake Police officer was dispatched to a report of a man on a bicycle prowling parked vehicles at Winding Road Motors at 14952 Lakeshore Drive at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
When the officer arrived at the scene he noticed that one of the parked vehicles at the dealership had a shattered window, Joseph said.
While the officer was investigating the parked vehicle, he overhead yelling coming from Flyers, located at 15010 Lakeshore Drive, according to Joseph.
He said the officer drove to Flyers and learned that a subject on a bicycle had just stolen merchandise and food and fled from the store. The suspect was last seen heading behind the business toward W. 40th Avenue.
The officer found the suspect – later identified as Wilburn – behind Flyers, pushing a bicycle and holding a large quantity of food and merchandise, Joseph said.
When Wilburn saw the officer approaching, he dumped his load of merchandise, got on his bike and fled, according to Joseph’s report.
Joseph said the officer managed to catch up with Wilburn and, using his patrol vehicle, stopped Wilburn and arrested him.
After taking Wilburn into custody, the officer found out Wilburn was a wanted parolee out of Mendocino County, Joseph said.
Evidence found at the parked vehicle with the broken window allegedly linked Wilburn to the vandalism, and the property and food that Wilburn dumped was determined to have been stolen from Flyers, Joseph said.
In addition, Wilburn was alleged to be intoxicated and uncooperative with police, according to Joseph.
He said Wilburn was charged with a parole violation, public intoxication, resisting arrest, vandalism, riding a bicycle under the influence of alcohol and possession of stolen property. Wilburn was booked into the Lake County Jail, where he remains in custody on a no-bail hold.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or other crimes in the city of Clearlake is asked to call the Clearlake Police Department at 707-994-8251. Callers may remain anonymous.
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