5 Apr

Oroville >> A thief who was previously convicted and sentenced in 2015 of burglarizing 18 schools and churches in the Chico area was back in court Wednesday, where he was sentenced on a new robbery count.

This time he was sentenced to more than 17 years in state prison.

Kyle Hubbard, 31, who prosecutors say was a transient in Chico, was sentenced in Butte County Superior Court for robbery and possession of firearm by a felon. He was arrested by Chico police on Jan. 5 after they were called to a report of an armed robbery on the bike path behind the 2300 block of Pillsbury Road.

Another male transient reported Hubbard had approached him on the bike path and brandished a gun while demanding the victim’s bike and backpack. Responding officers located Hubbard on the bike path, with the stolen bicycle and stolen backpack, as well as a firearm. Hubbard attempted to run but was caught.

In 2015, Hubbard was sentenced on 18 counts of commercial burglary for burglarizing schools and churches in Chico between October 2014 and March 2015. He faced 14 years and four months of jail time but was ordered to serve five years in the Butte County jail and serve the remainder of his sentence on mandatory supervision by the probation department, as well as pay over $50,000 in restitution.

After he had done his initial jail time and was released on probation supervision in May 2017, he failed to report to probation, failed to appear in court, and was arrested for possession of a smoking device. He was placed back on probation supervision with an additional 90 days in jail.

Once again when he was released from jail, he failed to report to probation and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest in August 2017. That warrant was served when he was arrested for the recent robbery.

Butte County Superior Court Judge Robert Glusman revoked Hubbard’s previous probation supervision and added in the new charges to sentence Hubbard to a total of 17 years and eight months in state prison.

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4 Responses to “”

  1. Rob April 5, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

    Sentenced to 14 years and four months, ordered to serve 5, but released two years later?

    A bench warrant that isn’t served until he’s arrested, 5 months later, for another crime, in the same town?

    And now a second Butte County judge has sentenced him to 17 years and 8 months – how long before we can expect to see him again? Should we start a pool? I’ll put my dollar on two years from today.

    • Juanita Sumner April 5, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

      Thanks for pointing out the absolute insanity of our courts Rob. We have a DA and judges who have served too long, who are never challenged at election time because none of their subordinates would dare run against them. I can’t even find anything out about the judges who presided over Hubbard’s case, except that they are judges. No records, nothing about their lives – how are we supposed to elect these people, they never have to face the public. There’s no accountability.

      So, yeah, I’ll put down a dollar – and we’ll play it, Price Is Right Rules…

  2. Jim April 6, 2018 at 7:33 am #

    Law enforcement and prisons have become very expensive. Insufficient funding is an easy way to balance the state and county budget and this is the result. We need to set our priorities and revenue to fully fund prisons to keep people like this guy locked up.

  3. bob April 6, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

    I bet Anne Schwab wants to give him a tiny house and a Portland loo.

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