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2019 - Press Releases

10:08:19: Traffic Light Safety During Power Outages

10:07:19: Early Morning Fire at Comanche Creek Injures One Subject

10:06:19: Intoxicated Subject Discharges Firearm into Ceiling of Residence

10:03:19 Sexual Assault Arrest

10:02:19 Illegal Weapon and DUI Arrest

10:02:19 Media Advisory Coffee with a Cop

10:01:19: Assault with Great Bodily Injury

09:28:19 Runaway Juvenile UPDATE

09:28:19 Runaway Juvenile

09:27:19 Fatal Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Collision

09:24:19 Rolling Gun Battle E.12th and Nelson

09:24:19 Burglary and Elder Abuse

09:22:19 Resisting an Officer and Shoplift Arrest

09:21:19 Stabbing at W. 3rd St. and Cedar St.

09:20:19 Media Advisory Press Conference- Crime Map Portal

09:19:19 Arrest of three Adults for Sexual Assualt of a Juvenile

09:19:19 Commerical Burglary Arrest

0919:19 Arson Arrest

09:17:19 Dead Body Found

09:17:19 Update-Mising Hiker Located

09:17:19 Missing adult hiker in Upper Bidwell Park

09:17:19 Commercial Burglary Arrest

09:15:19 Fatal Train vs. Pedestrian Collision

09:14:19 Arrest of drug adict w/ a firearm at Walmart

09:12:19 Stolen Bike returned to Owner within hour of theft

09:12:19 Shoplifter in Custody at Safeway

09:10:19 Stolen Vehicle Recovery

09:09:19 Assult w/ a Deadly Weapon Vehicle pursuit

09:08:19 Naked Burglar Arrest

07:07:19 Arrest of 290PC Registrant

08:31:19 Stabbing at Creekside Village Mobile Park

08:26:19 Agitated Subject in a Tree

08:18:19 Battery and Robbery

08:17:19 Burglary and Sexual Battery

08:15:19 Shooting at an Occupied Vehicle

08:15:19 Late NIght Pursuit in North Chico

08:15:19 Shooting at Palm and E. 10th

08:14:19 Comanche Creek Fire

08:13:19 Cruelty to animal

08:12:19 Felony Firearms Violations and Restraining Order Violation

08:09:19 Stolen Vehicle Arrest

08:09:19 Vehicle Pursuit- Two in Custody

08:06:19 Response letter regarding Proposed Needle Exchange

08:05:19 Robbery

08:05:19 Mass Shooting Events - Message from Chief O'Brien

08:05:19 Two In-Custody After Shoe Prints Match

08:04:19 Week Ten Street Crimes "D" Unit

08:01:19 Home Invasion Suspect Arrested - 1400 Block of N. Cherry Street

07:30:19 K-9 Odin Smells Trouble

07:28:19 Week Nine Street Crimes "D" Unit

07:25:19 First Responder Drill at Chico High School

07:22:19: Domestic Violence Suspect Negotiated off Rooftop

07:21:19 Week Eight Street Crime "D" Unit

07:20:19: Robbery and Shooting - 1100 Block of N. Cedar Street

07:14:19: Week Seven Street Crimes "D" Unit

07:13:19: Felon in Possession of Firearm - Arrested by the Street Crimes Unit

07:11:19: Prowler Apprehended - Jillian Lane

07:11:19: Suicidal Subject

07:10:19: Robbery and Stabbing at the former Graduate Restaurant - W. 8th Street

07:09:19: Stolen Vehicle Suspect Captured

07:07:19: Home Invasion - 500 Block of Pomona Avenue

07:07:19: Week Six Street Crimes "D" Unit

07:05:19: Juvenile Arrests for Resisting/Delaying a Peace Officer in Bidwell Park

07:04:19: Car Thief Arrested at the Gas Pump

07:04:19: Several Arrested After Fireworks Cause Small Brush Fire

06:29:19: Week Five Street Crimes "D" Unit

06:24:19: Fatal Vehicle Accident

06:23:19: Week Four Street Crimes "D" Unit

06:21:19: Inappropriate Communication with a Minor

06:20:19: Marijuana Robbery

06:19:19: Kidnapping Phone Scam

06:19:19: Vaping Decoy Operation

06:17:19: Law Enforcement Torch Run Press Release

06:16:19: Week Three Street Crimes "D" Unit

06:15:19: Hit and Run

06:15:19: Shots Fired

06:12:19: Vandalism and Hate Crime Arrest

06:11:19: DUI Collision

06:09:19: Week Two Street Crimes "D" Unit

05:31:19: Drug sales

05:31:19: Shooting update

05:30:19: Week One Street Crimes "D" Unit

05:29:19: Retail Watch Program PSA's Released

05:27:19: Residential Burglar apprehended

05:26:19: Shooting

05:20:19: Stabbing and Robbery

05:18:19: Train vs Pedestrian Fatality

05:15:19: Shoplifting-Target

05:15:19: Brandishing Arrest

05:10:19: Reckless Evading Police

05:07:19: Sex Offender and Child Pornography

05:06:19: Assault Battery

05:04:19: Shots heard: Armed Felon Arrested

05:02:19: Robbery Arrest

05:02:19: Rapist Apphrended

04:30:19: Man with Gun at Enloe Hospital

04:29:19: Downtown Fight

04:29:19: Reckless Driver Appehended

04:29:19: Residential Burglar Apprehended

04:28:19: Stabbing

04:28:19: Shots Fired

04:28:19: Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

04:26:19: Burglary and Stolen Vehicle

04:25:19: Shooting into an Unoccupied Vehicle

04:24:19: Shoplifting at Home Depot

04:24:19: Mill Street Burglary

04:22:19: Robbery on Lassen Ave.

04:22:19: Train vs. Pedestrian Collision

04:22:19: Domestic Dispute with Firearm

04:20:19: Assault with Firearm

04:18:19: Motorcyclist and Single Car Collision

04:18:19: Strong Arm Robbery

04:18:19: Arrest 20th Street Park

04:18:19: City Plaza Vandalism

04:15:19: Vehicle Collision (UPDATE)

04:14:19: Armed Robbery (UPDATE)

04:13:19: Vehicle Collision

04:13:19: Armed Robbery

04:05:19: Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Stolen Property Arrest

04:02:19: Weather Event Floods Roadways and Residences

04:02:19: Cesar Chavez Holiday Weekend

04:01:19: Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Two Felons for Drug and Gun Possession

03:31:19: Cesar Chavez Weekend Turns Dangerous

03:29:19: Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision on Nord Avenue & W. 1st Street

03:28:19: Storage Unit Burglary - Two in Custody

03:27:19: Shoplifters Arrested

03:24:19: Man Arrested for Battery on an Officer and Resisting with Violence

03:23:19: Home Invasion Robbery - Suspects Arrested

03:21:19: Assault with a Firearm

03:20:19: Robbery

03:18:19: Armed Robbery (UPDATE)

03:15:19: Armed Robbery

03:15:19: Hit and Run Collision

03:13:19: Cemetery Vandalism

03:12:19: Multiple Vehicle Vandalism Update

03:07:19: Threats at Pleasant Valley High School

03:07:19: Robbery/Homicide (UPDATE)

03:06:19: Airport Disruption

03:06:19: Shoplifting Home Depot (UPDATED)

03:06:19: Shoplifting Home Depot

03:05:19: Stabbing on Nord Ave.

03:05:19: Stabbing by Juvenile

02:28:19: Stabbing on Broadway

02:28:19: Shooting Update

02:26:19: Rite Aid Robbery Suspect Arrested

02:26:19: K-Mart Shoplifter Arrested

02:25:19: Car Thief Apprehended

02:25:19: Phone Fraud

02:24:19: Stabbing Update (Arrest)

02:23:19: Shooting

02:23:19: Multiple Vehicle Vandalism

02:23:19: Robbery

02:23:19: Stabbing

02:14:19: Petty Theft

02:12:19: Serial Burgler Arrested

02:12:19: Domestic Violence Arrest

02:11:19: Robbery

02:11:19: Attempted Vehicle Theft

02:10:19: Wanted Felon Apprehended After Ramming Police Vehicle

02:10:19: Possession of Stolen Property Arrest

02:08:19: Burglary Arrest

02:05:19: Drug Interdiction

02:03:19: Robbery

01:31:19: Stolen Vehicle

01:31:19: Sexual Assault

01:30:19: Possession of Stolen Property

01:25:19: Robbery at Rite Aid

01:24:19: Scholarship (Mounted Enforcement Team)

01:24:19: Assault with a Deadly Weapon

01:14:19: Robbery Mangrove Ave.

01:11:19: Information Request

01:10:19: Shooting Update - Arrests Made

01:06:19: Armed Robbery Nord Avenue

01:05:19: Shooting Warner Street

01:03:19: Armed Robbery Mangrove Ave

2018 - Press Releases

12:29:18: Peace Officer Memorial

12:29:18: Two Robberies in 24 Hours

12:19:18: Armed Robbery

12:13:18: Bomb Hoax

12:07:18: Robbery at a Gas Station

12:07:18: Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

12:04:18: Vehicle Hit and Run Arrest

12:04:18: Armed Robbery Arrest

12:04:18: Harmful Matter Sent to a Minor Arrest

11:28:18: Robbery/Homicide

11:28:18: Felony Vandalism Arrest

11:27:18: Assault with Deadly Weapon

11:19:18: Robbery/Homicide - 1100 block of W. 2nd Street

11:16:18: Naloxone Deployment at the Chico Mall

11:11:18: Prowling Arrest at Chico Fire Station #1

11:05:18: Update - Vehicle Vs. Motorcycle Collision

11:04:18: Armed Robbery at Dutch Bros Coffee on Esplanade

11:04:18: Vehicle vs. Motorcycle Collision

11:04:18: Overdose - Narcan Nasal Spray used

11:03:18: Jewelry Robbery at the Chico Mall

11:03:18: Fatal Train Collision

11:02:18: Stray Dog Spotted on Freeway

11:02:18: Arrest for Possession of Stolen Property

11:01:18: Halloween Arrest Statistics

11:01:18: Missing Juvenile

10:29:18: Theft of a Firearm

10:28:18: Shooting into Inhabited Dwelling

10:28:18: Warner Street Shooting

10:26:18: Robbery and Assault (UPDATE)

10:25:18: Home Invasion Robbery

10:25:18: Robbery and Assault

10:23:18: Subject Arrested for Driving Under the Influence / Hit & Run

10:21:18: Reckless Vehicle Pursuit and Collision

10:12:18: Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Injury Collision

10:09:18: Costly Shoplifts

10:04:18: Stabbing - 600 Block of W 6th Street

10:02:18: Unknown Shooter

10:01:18: Coffee with a Cop

09:27:18: Wanted Subject Apprehended by K-9

09:27:18: Indecent Exposure

09:27:18 Felony Hit & Run

09:26:18: Assault with a Guitar

09:23:18: Hit and Run Collision

09:23:18: Shooting Investigation

09:21:18: Assault on an Officer

09:21:18: Suicidal Subject

09:21:18: Discharge of a Firearm

09:15:18: Walgreens Armed Robbery

09:12:18: Chico High Burglary Arrest

09:12:18: Shoplifting

09:09:18: Black Bear Sighting

09:07:18: Stabbing - Little Chico Creek

09:06:18: Shooting Downtown

09:05:18: Labor Day 2018 Arrests

09:03:18: Burglary Arrest

09:03:18: Stabbing

08:30:18: Suspect Arrested on Stolen Bicycle

08:30:18: Part One Crime Statistics 2018

08:29:18: Arrest of TJ Maxx Shoplifters

08:28:18: Suspect Arrested in Possession of Stolen Bicycle

08:25:18: Possession of Stolen Firearm and Methamphetamine

08:21:18: Vehicle Burglary Arrest

08:19:18: Redding Fire Theft Arrest

08:18:18: Robbery

08:18:18: Train Collides with Vehicle

08:16:18: Homicide

08:13:18: Street Crimes Unit - Week Eleven

08:12:18: Armed Robbery Arrest

08:12:18: Felon in Possession

08:05:18: Naloxone Deployment

08:05:18: Street Crimes Unit - Week Ten

08:05:18: Bomb Scare

08:03:18: Stolen Vehicle from School Campus

07:31:18: Retail Watch & National Night Out Press Conference (8/7/18)

07:31:18: Assault During Shoplift

07:31:18: Shooting and Robbery

07:30:18: Robbery

07:29:18: Vehicle Pursuit and Collision

07:29:18: Street Crimes Unit - Week Nine

07:29:18: Felon Found in Possession of a Firearm

07:23:18: Stolen Vehicle and Fatality (UPDATE)

07:22:18: Street Crimes Unit - Week Eight

07:22:18: Stolen Vehicle and Fatality

07:16:18: TARGET Officers Transition to Bicycle Patrol

07:15:18: Street Crimes Unit -Week Seven

07:14:18: Good Alcohol Practices Training

07:14:18: Assault with Bodily Injury Update

07:14:18: Assault with Bodily Injury

07:13:18: Felon in Possession of Firearm

07:09:18: Street Crimes Unit - Week Six

07:02:18: Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Big Lots

07:02:18: Street Crimes Unit - Week Five

07:01:18: False Personation Arrest

06:30:18: Felon in Possession of a Firearm

06:29:18: Two Arrested after Stolen Vehicle Pursuit ends in Paradise

06:27:18: Street Crimes Unit Drug & Firearm Arrest

06:25:18: Street Crimes Unit Week Four

06:23:18: Arrest for Drug Sales & Firearm Possession

06:21:18: Vehicle Burglary/False Impersonation of Another

06:21:18: Armed Robbery

06:21:18: Missing Person - Whitney Wheaton (UPDATE)

06:20:18: Missing Person - Whitney Wheaton

06:20:18: Negligent Discharge of Firearm

06:20:18: Arrest for Assault with Deadly Weapon

06:17:18: Street Crimes Unit Week Three

06:17:18: Assault with a Knife

06:14:18: Stolen Vehicle Recovery

06:11:18: Possession of Firearm

06:10:18: Street Crimes Unit Week Two

06:07:18: Missing Person (Mills)

06:07:18: Lewd Act with a Child

06:07:18: Stolen Bicycle Recovered

06:05:18: Communities Come Together for National Night Out

06:03:18: Street Crimes Unit Week One

06:01:18: Street Crimes Search Warrant

05:31:18: Negligent Discharge of a Firearm

05:31:18: Summer Street Crimes Unit

05:29:18: Burglar Caught After Foot Pursuit

05:29:18: Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Update

05:28:18: Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

05:27:18: Possession of Concealed Weapon

05:27:18: Shooting with Arrests Made

05:25:18: Refusing to Leave

05:22:18: Road Rage Incident

05:17:18: Arrest for Willfully Distrubing a Public Meeting

05:16:18: National "Click it or Ticket" Mobilization Campaign

05:16:18: Shooting

05:14:18: Fraud - Possession of Stolen Property

05:11:18: Juvenile with a Gun

05:09:18: Felon in Possession of Stolen Firearm

05:09:18: Possession of Controlled Narcotics for Sale

05:08:18: Battery on a Child

05:07:18: Multiple Stabbings at House Party

05:06:18: Shooting into an Inhabited Dwelling

05:03:18: Shooting 600 Block West 7th Street

05:01:18: Vehicle Burglar Arrested

04:23:18: Armed Robbery - Two in Custody

04:23:18: Two Armed Robberies within 30 Minutes

04:19:18: Sex Offender Compliance Checks

04:19:18: Save Mart Robbery

04:18:18: Felon Fires Handgun

04:17:18: Vehicle Theft Arrest

04:17:18: Domestic Dispute

04:11:18: Update #2 - Attempted Assault on a Child

04:11:18: Domestic Violence Arrest

04:10:18: Busy Night and Morning for Chico Police Patrol Division

04:09:18: Update #1- Attempted Assault on a Child

04:09:18: Burglary Arrests on Cottage Avenue

04:08:18: Attempted Assault on a Child

04:07:18: Shooting into a Vehicle

04:05:18: Shooting (correction)

04:03:18: Slurpee Justice

04:02:18: Robbery at K-Mart

04:02:18: Vehicle Pursuit

03:31:18: Cesar Chavez Weekend

03:30:18: Wanted Individual Catches Herself

03:30:18: Shooting Update

03:29:18: Armed Subject

03:29:18: Shooting

03:29:18: Armed Aggressive Subject Taken into Custody

03:28:18: Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury

03:26:18: Live Pets Not Good Easter Gifts

03:23:18: Attempted Murder

03:22:18: Missing Person

03:21:18: K9 Apprehension

03:19:18: Cell Phone Robbery

03:19:18: St. Patricks Day Event

03:16:18: Burglary Arrest

03:15:18: Media Advisory - 2017 Statistics Press Conference

03:10:18: Suicidal Subject

03:08:18: Chico Police Traffic Unit Announcement

03:08:18: Shots Fired Ceres Avenue

03:07:18: Barricaded Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested

03:06:18: Update to Shots Fired into a Moving Vehicle near West 6th Street and Walnut Street

03:06:18: Burglary Arrest

02:26:18: Chico Police Main Phone Number Used as Part of an IRS Phone Scam

02:22:18: Update to Man Assaulted and Stabbed in North Chico

02:22:18: Multiple Vehicle Collision on Vallombrosa Avenue and Mangrove Avenue

02:22:18: Chico Police Responds to Three In-Progress Felony Crimes

02:21:18: Shots Fired into a Moving Vehicle near West 6th Street and Walnut Street

02:21:18: Arrest for Shoplifting and Warrants at Walmart

02:20:18: Man Assaulted and Stabbed in North Chico

02:18:18: Driving Under the Influence and Battery on a Police Officer

02:18:18: Shots into a Residence

02:17:18: Armed Robberies and Gunshot Victim

02:17:18: Chico Police Arrest Wanted Felon Driving a Stolen Vehicle/Narcotic Violations

02:16:18: Chico Police Investigate Assault with a Deadly Weapon

02:15:18: Chico Police Take Preemptive Measures in Opioid Crisis

02:11:18: Stolen Bicycle Recovery

02:08:18: Chico Police Respond to Fatal Collision

02:06:18: Chico Police Investigate Assault on a Female in the 2000 Block of Amanda Way

02:06:18: Chico Police Seek Suspect in Reported Assault

02:03:18: Chico Police Investigate Two Overnight Shootings

01:31:18: Chico Police and Park Rangers Protect Upper Bidwell Park

01:24:18: Police Response to Domestic Call for Help Prompts School Lockdowns

01:23:18: Chico Police Nab Oklahoma Man Threatening Juvenile

01:23:18: Chico Animal Shelter Recipient of PetSmart Charities Grant

01:20:18: Chico Police Conduct January Theft Operation

01:19:18: Chico Police Assist Distraught Man On 20th Street Overpass

01:18:18: Sex Offender Compliance Violation

01:12:18: Shoplifting and Warrant Arrest

01:11:18: Tax Season 2018 Protect Yourself and Your Money from Scammers

01:05:18: Armed Robbery Suspect Arrest

01:04:18: Christmas Eve Shooting Suspect In Custody

01:04:18 Chico Police Records Division Announces New Hours


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