During the early morning hours of January 10, 2018, a burglar was arrested just after breaking into Sportsman’s Warehouse (1659 Hilltop Drive).
Officers were dispatched to the business at 1:28 am for an alarm activation call. The burglary alarm was set off by a subject exiting one of the exterior doors.
Officers arrived within minutes, but a check of the roof with the assistance of a California Highway Patrol helicopter, and an interior search of the business with a Redding Police K-9, revealed that the suspect was already gone. Forced entry had been accomplished through the roof of the business.
Officer Joseph Labbe was checking the area across the street from the business when he saw a suspicious subject in the area of Canby Road and Dusty Lane. The lone male subject was wearing soaking wet pants, which indicated he may have crossed the drainage ditch between Sportsman’s Warehouse and Canby Road, or perhaps fled through wet vegetation. The nervous man was identified as Daniel Francis Burger, age 30, of Redding.
Burger is on formal felony probation in Shasta County. He was searched pursuant to the conditions of his probation. Several items of stolen property from Sportsman’s Warehouse were located in a backpack he was wearing. Additionally, surveillance footage from Sportsman’s Warehouse indicates he was wearing the same shoes and backpack as the suspect caught on camera inside the business. His face was covered while he was committing the burglary.
Burger was booked at Shasta County Jail for commercial burglary, possession of stolen property, and a felony violation of his probation terms.