BERKELEY — A convicted felon with a knack for getting arrested for burglaries is behind bars again. Jason W. Wells, 47 of Berkeley, was arrested again this month on suspicion of burglary.
This time an apartment building manager called police, after observing the suspect stealing packages belonging to tenants. The manager witnessed these thefts while checking the building’s security video screens.
Responding officers spotted Wells walking away from the building on the 3100block of College Avenue. He was taken into custody on October 1 at 5:15 a.m.
Wells was booked into Santa Rita Jail. He remains in custody, pending a court hearing on November 3. His charges are first degree residential burglary and receiving stolen property.
Wells has additional charges pending for another burglary in January of this year, while a resident was home.
As a result of his most recent arrests, Wells had his probation revoked for a prior burglary conviction in April 2019.
During 2019, Wells was arrested five times for burglaries, possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
Prior to that, Wells was arrested numerous times for burglaries and drug possession, resulting in jail sentences and probation.
During 2016, 2015 and 2013, Wells was convicted for burglary and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to jail and probation. In 2001, he was convicted of battery. Wells has a criminal record dating back to 1992.