Arcata Police Department press release:
On 10/22/2017 at 8:36am Arcata Police Department officers were dispatched on a report of a burglary to an occupied dwelling on the 1700 block of Stromberg Ave. The victim in that burglary awoke to find a stranger ransacking his house. The victim chased the suspect on foot for several blocks before losing sight of him. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.
At about 11:39 a.m. officers responded to a similar report on the 3200 block of Spear Ave. The suspect in that burglary matched the description of the previous suspect, and that person was last seen running through backyards in the area.
On 10/23/2017 at about 9:15 a.m. officers discovered Christopher Landry Jones, who matched the suspect description from the burglaries, in a car on the 3600 block of Spear Ave. Jones was detained and identified by the victims in the burglaries. Jones was also in possession of property from a burglary the previous night in Eureka.
Jones was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on two counts of 459PC; burglary of an occupied dwelling, 496(a) PC; possession of stolen property, and 1203.2PC, violation of probation. A hold on Jones was authorized by Humboldt County Probation.