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Police Department Press Releases

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The Press Information Office is a central location for the media and community to obtain information and press releases regarding the newsworthy events in which the Chico Police Department has played a role.

Media outlets and public agencies wishing to receive department press releases submit an email address here.

Press Releases and Public Service Announcements are also available on the Chico Police Department Facebook Page

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Arson Suspect Arrested

Case# 21-003720

Booking phot of male in blue shirt

On 06/22/2021, at about 0600 hours, Chico Fire dispatch received a call concerning a dumpster on fire behind a business in the 2000 Block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. The fire department quickly responded and extinguished the fire which was contained to the dumpster and no damage to any of the surrounding businesses occurred.

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Subject Arrested on Multiple Charges

Case# 21-003723

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On June 22, 2021, at about 1:35 p.m., a Chico Police Officers were dispatched to the 1000 Block of Columbus Avenue for a report of an assault. Officers arrived and located a 65 year old subject with multiple lacerations to his head and face after being struck with an alleged pipe. Medical personnel were requested and the victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Arrest and Recovery of Stolen Property

Case# 21-003678

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On Saturday 6/19/21, the Chico Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle from the parking lot of the Best Western Heritage Inn in Chico. The victims of the theft were moving out of state and had stopped in Chico for the night to rest at the hotel. The stolen vehicle was a rental moving truck that contained the entire contents of their residence.

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Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested

Case# 21-003642

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On June 18, 2021, at about 10:00 p.m., a Chico Police Officer was on a routine patrol in the downtown Chico area. The officer stopped his vehicle and spoke with 56-year-old Stoney King in the parking lot of Arco Gas, 110 W. 9th Street.

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Trespass and Vandalism Arrest

Case# 21-003425

On 06/08/2021 at approximately 02:35 AM, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to El Cerrito Drive for a report of a male refusing to leave a front porch while claiming someone was after him. The subject left the front porch and began ducking around the reporting parties’ vehicle before moving to the backyard of the residence and onto a back porch. Officers arrived and searched the backyard of the residence but found the subject had left. Officers at the residence located a bicycle and backpack on the property that did not belong to the homeowner.

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Robbery Arrest

Case# 21-003396

On 6/6/21 at 11:36 pm, Chico Police officers responded to Wildwood Park (100 Wildwood Avenue) on a report of a robbery that had just occurred. The reporting party advised that an unknown subject just robbed his friend in the parking lot of Wildwood Park. The reporting party indicated that the suspect took property from the victim and threatened the victim with a handgun. The victim fearing for his safety, immediately gave the suspect his property and fled the area on foot. Officer arrived within moments and located 26-year-old Miguel Rodriguez matching the robbery suspect’s description.

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Fleeing Felon Stalls Officers to Burn Sage Before Apprehension

Case# 21-003391

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On 6/6/21 at approximately 7:41 PM, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to the Downtown Plaza (401 Broadway St., Chico) regarding a report of a possible assault. Witnesses reported observing a male punching a female numerous times. As Officers arrived on scene, they observed the suspect near Broadway Street. The suspect observed the Officers and fled on foot. Officers gave chase and pursued him approximately 3-4 blocks. As the subject was about to be apprehended in front of a residence, he entered the residence. A short time later, a female resident ran out.

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Armed Felon Arrested

Case# 21- 003380

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On June 5, 2021, at about 10:40 p.m., a Chico Police Officer was on patrol in the area of Esplanade and W. 10th Avenue. The officer conducted a proactive enforcement stop of a passing motorist for a vehicle code infraction. The officer contacted the sole occupant of the vehicle, Kasean Wood (age 36).

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DUI Collision / Child Endangerment

Case# 21-3280

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On Tuesday June 1st, 2021 at about 1200 hours, several 911 calls came into the Chico Police Dispatch center regarding a collision that occurred near East Avenue and North Avenue. Callers said there were 3 vehicles involved and 1 vehicle was badly damaged. Officers arrived on scene and found one vehicle with its right-side tires/wheels sheered off.

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Death in a Public Right of Way

Case# 21-003250

On 05/31/2021, at 12:05 pm, the Chico Police Department received a report of a possibly deceased person near Teichert Pond, 1499 Springfield Drive, Chico. Butte County EMS arrived at the scene and located a male subject in a tent, deceased. The identify of the deceased is being withheld pending notification to his next of kin. There were no obvious signs of criminality located.

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Burglary Suspect Apprehended in Stolen Dry Clothes

Case# 21-003234

On 5/30/21 at approximately 4:04 PM, Chico Police Dispatch received a report of a subject stealing items from a citizen’s shed.  The citizen had previously contacted the subject and he had refused to leave her property. This brazen burglar remained on the property as the citizen made her report to Dispatch.  As Officers arrived on scene, the subject fled the area and walked down to the Big Chico Creek.   The suspect stripped off his clothing to cross the creek and avoid identification.

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Suspects Apprehended Stealing Donations from Habitat for Humanity

Case# 21-3222

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On 5/29/21 at approximately 2333 hours, Chico Police Dispatch was contacted by an employee of Habitat for Humanity’s Restore located at 220 Meyers Street, Chico CA. The employee reported observing several subjects damaging fencing to gain entry to the secure area of the business. Officers responded to the scene and arrived as two subjects were exiting the gated area. The subjects had filled a portable cart and a trash can with numerous power tools, electronic items, and miscellaneous donation items from the Restore. The subjects were detained without incident.

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Pursuit of Stolen Car Travels Through Chico

Chico, CA – On 05/29/2021, at approximately 1235 hours, The Chico Police Department became aware of members of the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office in pursuit of a stolen vehicle eastbound on State Highway 32 coming toward Chico. The pursuit traveled into west Chico from Highway 32, east to the Esplanade then into the Chico downtown area at a high rate of speed. The pursuit then traveled to the Chapmantown area where Glenn County deputies lost sight of the vehicle. The unoccupied vehicle was later located on Guill Street in Chico.

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Subject Arrested with a Stolen Firearm

Case# 21-003136

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On May 26, 2021 at 0826 hours, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Ivy Street for a report of a subject causing a disturbance inside a residence. The caller indicated a male subject, later identified as Richard Storks, was reported to be under the influence of an unknown substance. The caller also stated Storks had a firearm in his possession the previous evening. Officers were able to locate the firearm inside a vehicle parked in the driveway of the residence. The vehicle was registered to Storks.

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Anti-Vaping Billboard Contest

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In April of 2021, The Chico Police Department School Resource Unit organized an Anti-Vaping Billboard Contest. The contest was a collaboration between the Chico Unified School District, The Chico Police Department and Stott Advertising in Chico. The contest was open to 5th grade students at each elementary school, all three unified middle schools and all three unified high schools. The contest was to bring awareness to vaping and the dangers it poses to students in the district. Students in the above categories were asked to draw anti-vaping art to display these dangers.

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Tired Suspect Apprehended in Field

Case# 21-002935

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On 5/16/21 at approximately 8:34 PM, Chico Police Officers responded to a report of a felony assault in the area of Huntington Drive. Chico Police Dispatch reported that the suspect fled in a vehicle. Officers quickly located the vehicle several blocks away on Roberto Ct. It was learned that the suspect may have been associated with one of the residents in that neighborhood.

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Officer Assaulted During Investigation

Case# 21-2943

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On May 17, 2021, at about 2:29 a.m., staff from the Double Tree by Hilton, 685 Manzanita Court, called 911. Staff advised Sequoia Daub (age 23) had previously threatened to stab hotel staff and was refusing to leave the property.
A Chico Police Officer arrived on scene and located Daub outside on the hotel property. The officer attempted to speak with Daub, but Daub ran away from the officer. The officer chased Daub and caught up with her in the intersection of Cohasset Road and Mangrove Avenue.

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Armed Subject Arrested

Case# 21-002924

Booking photo of male in white shirt

On May 16, 2021, at about 2:39 a.m., Chico Police Officers responded to the 400 block of W. 5th Street, Chico. A 911 caller advised they were at a house party and there was a subject outside the residence causing a disturbance. The caller advised the subject was in possession of a firearm.

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**UPDATE** Fatal Collision

Case# 21-2827

On May 11th, 2021 at about 8pm, Chico Police responded to a single vehicle collision at the west end of W. Eaton Rd. Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle collide into a concrete K-rail road barrier at speeds between 80 and 100 mph. The K-rail had previously been placed there to prevent vehicular traffic.  Officers arrived on scene, they discovered the single occupant was deceased.  The Chico Police Major Accident Investigation Team was called in and took over the investigation.

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