Burglary Arrest

Willows, CA – Friday February 10, 2023, Glenn County Sheriff’s Deputies were detailed to the 1100 block of County Road J in Willows for the report of a burglary which was discovered in the morning hours. Deputies arrived and located signs of forced entry and the inside of the residence had been gone through. Detectives from the Glenn Investigation and Narcotics Task Force (GLINTF) were requested to assist due to the extent of potential property taken and located evidence. An investigation led to the discovery that a vehicle had been taken, as well as large amounts of property from inside the residence.


Shortly after deputies and detectives left the scene, the stolen vehicle was located at the Economy Inn in Willows. The vehicle was associated with a male and female who were staying at the hotel. Deputies and Detectives contacted Jody Mattis, Tara Bessmer, and a 9-year-old juvenile. Mattis was on Parole and Bessmer was on probation. A compliance search of their hotel room revealed hundreds of items of suspected stolen personal property, as well as items associated with the burglary investigation from earlier in the morning. Mattis and Bessmer were arrested and booked into Glenn County Jail for multiple charges including, Burglary (459 PC), Possession of Stolen Property (496 PC). Motor Vehicle Theft (10851 CVC) and parole/ probation violations.


The juvenile was released to the custody of Glenn County Child Welfare Services. Contact has been made with the victim from the original burglary. Deputies and Detectives continue to document property and locate additional owners from the other seized items.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact deputies at the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies can be contacted, in person at 543 W. Oak St Willows, CA, by phone at (530) 934-6431 or calling 911 in cases of an emergency. For general information please visit our website: www.countyofglenn.net/Sheriff , or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glenncountysheriff .