Police arrested a 41-year-old Martinez man Thursday after a neighbor allegedly saw him loading property into a van parked outside a house in Walnut Creek that appeared to have been broken into, Walnut Creek police said today.At about 12:30 p.m. a neighbor called to report that she had heard a loud banging noise coming from a neighbor’s house in the 1300 block of Huston Road. The neighbor saw that the front door to the house had been kicked in and a man, later identified as Jebba Catley, was loading property from the house into a silver Dodge Grand Caravan van.The woman took down the license plate of the van and called police.Walnut Creek police officers responded to the house on Huston Road and to the address of the registered owner of the van, which was at 628 Walnut Ave. in Martinez, police said.When officers arrived at the house on Huston Road, the man had already left in his van, but when detectives arrived at the Martinez address, they spotted Catley.Walnut Creek detectives, along with Martinez police officers, stopped Catley as he was allegedly driving away from his house. Detectives allegedly found all of the stolen property from the Huston Road residence inside the van, police said.Catley was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property and was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. His bail was set at $50,000.
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