Suspected shoplifter arrested, found to have multiple warrants

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A suspected shoplifter arrested in Chico was found to have multiple warrants out for his arrest.

According to the Chico Police Department, officers were called to Kohl's on Friday afternoon after loss prevention staff spotted a man they believe had stolen items two days prior. The man was later identified as Thomas Rainbolt.

Loss prevention staff watched Rainbolt and reportedly observed him taking more merchandise. When he left the store, Kohl's employees stopped Rainbolt.

A records check revealed Rainbolt had three warrants for his arrest. One of the warrants was a felony warrant for a previous vehicle theft in Chico. Rainbolt was arrested for the warrants and for shoplifting.

The merchandise was recovered by Kohl’s. A later search yielded a small amount of methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with the use of methamphetamine. Rainbolt was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine and methamphetamine paraphernalia.

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