Man Wanted for Vehicle Thefts

POSTED: 12:09 AM Sep 12 2013
CHICO, Calif. -

Butte CountyA Chico man is wanted tonight for a series of vehicle thefts. Police released this photo of Michael Hubburt, 25, of Chico. He led officials on a chase on East 20th Street last night while allegedly driving a stolen van from A-1 Plumbing.

Officials caught up to him at the Terrance Apartments on Tuesday. And he fled on foot and escaped. Rikki Philbrook, 20, of Chico was with Hubburt. She was arrested.

A subsequent investigation led investigators to find three stolen ford trucks throughout different places in Chico. One, a Ford F-250 was found in an alley near 19th and C Street. It had been reported stolen earlier in the day. A second Ford F-250, also stolen on Tuesday, was found near Winco store.

A third vehicle, a Ford E350 van, stolen on September 09 from the Sierra Nevada Brewery was found at the North Valley Plaza Mall. Philbrook was booked into the Butte County Jail.

Hubburt is wanted for vehicle theft and resisting arrest. Police warn not to attempt to stop or detain the suspect if seen.

Call Chico PD at 895-4911 if you have any information.