Mother and son arrested on burglary, conspiracy charges

POSTED: 12:27 PM Dec 30 2013   UPDATED: 12:31 PM Dec 30 2013
WILLOWS, Calif. -

A Glenn County mother and son were arrested on burglary charges after deputies said they caught them taking property from a home in Willows.    

Karin Johnson, 46, and her son Donald Hagerty, 25, were arrested Sunday just after 4 p.m. in the 800 block of North Butte Street.

According to a news release from the Glenn County Sheriff's Office, a witness reported suspicious activity at a home, including a man and woman loading items into a car.

Deputies responded and saw a 2001 Toyota Camry, with its trunk open, parked on the south side of the home.

A witness told deputies they believed the pair had gone over a back fence to gain access to the property.  Deputies found Johnson in the back yard with a suitcase that contained a gaming console.  Hagerty was also found on the property.  Johnson claimed they had permission to remove the items.

But the property owners, Larry and Michelle Newman, said no one had been given permission to enter the property and take the articles.

Mother and son were arrested for burglary, possession of stolen property, and conspiracy.  In addition, Hagerty was on felony probation from a previous conviction for possession stolen property.  He was booked for probation violation.

The property was estimated to be valued at $970.