Officers Arrest Pet Food Burglar

Officers Arrest Pet Food Burglar

Alameda police officers arrested a man for allegedly stealing from a pet food store Sunday, Sept. 27.

Chase Bourgoin, 36, was arrested Sunday morning after Alameda Police Department (APD) officers saw him leaving the Pet Food Express store at 2661 Blanding Avenue with thousands of dollars in merchandise.

APD officers were on patrol in the Bridgeside Shopping Center at Blanding and Tilden Way at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday morning when they heard an audible commercial alarm activate at the pet food store. Officers immediately headed to the area to investigate.

Upon their arrival, officers spotted Bourgoin leaving the store with several items. Officers demanded Bourgoin stop, but he did not adhere to their request. A foot chase ensued, taking officers across the bridge, over fences and into a commercial property, according to the police report. Ultimately, responding officers established a perimeter. They were able to locate and arrest Bourgoin and retrieve the stolen merchandise.

Bourgoin was charged with second degree burglary. His arraignment hearing was Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the East County Hall of Justice in Dublin. He is currently being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, as of Tuesday, Sept. 29.