Tyree Brown, 21, was taken into custody at a Natomas apartment on Thursday for a theft warrant and on suspicion of possession of stolen property, Sgt. Norm Leong said.
Brown may also face a burglary charge at a later date, Leong added.
Police received a report at 4:30 a.m. Thursday regarding a ringing alarm at Food Stop, located at 2101 Natomas Crossing.
Leong said officers found a trail of popcorn from the business that led them all the way to an apartment at 4000 Innovator Drive, which is located behind the store.
Leong said police saw the popcorn trail continue inside of one of the units. Officers conducted a probation search at the residence and located what appeared to be stolen property.