Homeless Man Found Sleeping at Julien Elementary With Knife, Arrested

Courtesy of Turlock Police Department|

A homeless man was found sleeping on the grounds of Julien Elementary School as school started Thursday morning, with a weapon in his possession.

When Turlock police answered the call from school officials they located Jason Hotchkiss, 43, a parolee, asleep in a field. A subsequent search discovered he was in possession of a concealed knife, along with a stolen toolbox.

It was later determined that Hotchkiss allegedly broken into a nearby residence and stolen the toolbox along with several other items in his possession when he was arrested.

Hotchkiss was booked for felony possession of a dirk or dagger, possession of a weapon on school grounds and burglary. He is on active parole and was also charged with parole violation.

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  1. Nick says:

    Is he related to Rick Hotchkiss at Family Pet Mortuary?

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