Suspect’s Probation Revoked after his Arrest for a Pet Store Burglary
Photo: recovered merchandise
ALAMEDA — A man who was on probation for a vehicle theft conviction faces new charges for second-degree commercial burglary. Chase H. Bourgoin, 36, was arrested on September 28, shortly after a burglary occurred at a pet store.
Patrol officers were passing Brookside Shopping Center when a burglar alarm sounded at Pet Food Express. Officers immediately drove towards the store located at 2661 Blanding Avenue to investigate.
Arriving officers saw the suspect exiting from the store at approximately 3 a.m. He was carrying boxes of pet products and loose merchandise from inside the store.
Officers attempted to contact the man. However, upon seeing the police, he started running, jumping over fences and into an adjacent commercial property. All the while officers pursued him during a foot chase.
For a short time, the suspect was able to evade the officers who first spotted him. Additional backup units were dispatched, and a perimeter was set up in the area.
The suspect later identified as Bourgoin was surrounded within a confined area, before being located and arrested. Police recovered a large quantity of stolen merchandise. The items recovered included numerous packages of pet pharmaceuticals. These stolen items have a retail value estimated to be worth thousands of dollars.
Consequently, Bourgoin had his probationary status revoked on September 29, pertaining to his conviction for a vehicle theft in March. In addition, Bourgoin has three prior drug-related arrests on his record.