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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.
 

Death in Public: Case # 24-001074

On 2/15/24, just after 4 PM, the Chico Police Department Dispatch Center received a call for medical assistance at the south end of Business Lane in South Chico. The caller reported an unresponsive male near the storm drain at that location. Medics, Chico Fire and Chico Police responded. The male was declared deceased upon Medics’ arrival.

At this point in the investigation, there does not appear to be anything suspicious surrounding the death of this individual.
 
The identity of the deceased is being held pending notification of next of kin.

Location: South end of Business Lane, south Chico
Victim: withheld
Supervisor: Sgt. T Reid S13
Commander: Lt.T.Tupper L7

Vehicle Collision and DUI Arrest: Case # 24-001064

On 02/15/24 around 2:00 AM, Chico Police Officers were investigating reports of a vehicle driving recklessly in the downtown area. A patrol officer spotted the vehicle leaving the area west bound on W. 3rd St. The officer attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on the vehicle as the vehicle entered the intersection of Walnut St. and W. 3rd St. against a red light. The vehicle left the roadway and collided with an unoccupied vehicle parked in a parking lot along the northwest corner of the intersection. Both the driver and passenger fled the scene of the accident. Patrol officers apprehended the suspects a short time later.
 
Duggan was identified as the driver of the vehicle and Lochtefeld was identified as the passenger. Neither were seriously injured in the accident. The suspects were arrested for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and reckless driving.
 
Location: Walnut St. and W. 3rd St.
Suspects: Connor Duggan (Age 24) and Ian Lochtefeld (Age 27)
Supervisor: Officer Tyler Johnson
Lieutenant: Lt. Mike Rodden

Stolen Vehicle Suspects Arrested: Case # 24-001058

On 2/14/24 around 4 p.m., Chico Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of North Cherry Street for a reported stolen vehicle.
 
Officers located the stolen vehicle leaving the area and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The two occupants inside the vehicle exited and fled from officers on foot into a nearby neighborhood.
 
An extensive ground search was conducted supported by the deployment of an unmanned aerial system. The unmanned aerial system, commonly referred to as a drone, was used to help locate the outstanding suspects. At the conclusion of an hour-long search, both subjects were located hiding in the yards of nearby residences. Both subjects were determined to be juveniles.  As such, no further identifying information is releasable at this time. 
 
During the course of the search, several community members came forward with information tending to identify the location of the suspects.  This information assisted in narrowing the search area and ultimately led to their successful apprehension. 
 
The Chico Police Department would like to thank the University Police Department for assisting with this incident and the public’s continued support of the Chico Police Department’s technological initiatives designed to enhance the safety of first responders and the community at large. 
 
 
Location: 1500 block of North Cherry St.
Suspect:
Victim: Withheld
Supervisor: Sgt. Dave Bailey
Lieutenant: Lt. Joel Schmid

Burglary Suspect Arrested: Case # 24-000994

On Monday, 2/12/24, around 11:20 p.m., the Chico Police Dispatch Center received a report of a burglarized business in the 200 block of W. 2nd St.
 
Officers were dispatched to the area and, with help from an attentive witness, quickly located the suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Nicholas Chaves, a short distance from the business.
 
After an investigation, it was determined that Chaves, who was in possession of stolen property from the business, was responsible for the burglary. He was subsequently arrested for burglary (459 PC) and multiple outstanding warrants.
 
Location: 200 block of W. 2nd St.
Suspect: Nicholas Chaves (35)
Victim: Local business
Supervisor: Sgt. John Nickelson
Lieutenant: Lt. Joel Schmid

Death in Public: Case # 24-000818

On 2/5/2024, at about 5:30 AM, Chico Police Officers responded to Fair St. near E. Park Ave. for a possible deceased person. The reporting party discovered the decedent in a muddy area off of the roadway. Fire and EMS were also summoned and arrived on scene before the officers. Fire and EMS personnel on scene confirmed the subject was deceased. No foul play is suspected.

The identity of the decedent is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

Location: Fair St./E. Park Ave.
Suspect: N/A
Victim: N/A
Supervisor: Sgt. John Nickelson
Lieutenant: Lt. Mike Rodden

Death in Public: Case # 24-000760

On 2/2/24, at about 8:30 AM, Chico Police Officers responded to the 2000 block of Business Lane in Chico for a possible unconscious subject. The reporting party had discovered the subject near the west end of the business and dialed 911. Fire and EMS were also summoned and arrived on scene before the officers. EMS personnel on scene confirmed the subject was deceased. No foul play is suspected.

The identity of the decedent is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

Location: 2000 blk Business Lane
Suspect: N/A
Victim: N/A
Supervisor: Sgt. Cody Uebelhardt
Lieutenant: Lt. Jeff Durkin

Juvenile Stabbing: Case # 24-000706

On Wednesday, 1/31/2024, at approximately 12:11 PM, the Chico Police Department received 911 calls reporting a stabbing that had occurred in the 200 block of W. 1st Street, Chico.  A nearby Chico Police Department School Resource Officer (SRO) and Patrol Officer responded to the area and located two female juvenile stabbing victims.  The School Resource Officer observed that one of the victims had suffered life-threatening injuries and provided emergency first aid. 
 
A juvenile female present at the scene identified herself as the stabbing suspect, and had remained with the primary victim providing first aid after the stabbing had occurred.  Both stabbing victims were transported to a local area hospital for treatment. 
 
Chico Police Department Officers, Detectives, and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the incident to investigate the occurrence.  The stabbing appeared to be the result of an altercation that occurred between four female juveniles.  The stabbing suspect was later booked into the Butte County Juvenile Hall with a request for charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
 
 
Location:               200 block of W. 1st Street, Chico
Suspect:                Withheld due to age
Victims:                 Confidential
Supervisor:           Sergeant Gregory          
Lieutenant:            Lieutenant Love

Felony Animal Abuse Arrest: Case # 24-000683

On 01/30/2024, just before 2 p.m., Chico Police Dispatch received a report of a male subject beating a dog in the 2200 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Officers were immediately dispatched to the location and made contact with the suspect, dog, and witness. The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Ramon Hackett.
 
After obtaining statements, investigating officers determined the Hackett had dragged the young puppy across the ground by its leash and kicked it forcefully multiple times.
 
Hackett was placed under arrest for a felony violation of California Penal Code 597(a) – Animal Abuse.
 
Although the puppy had no visible injuries, it was transported to a local veterinary hospital to be examined and treated prior to being housed at the City of Chico Animal Shelter.
 
 
Location: 2200 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Suspect: Ramon Hackett (39-years-old)
Victim: Puppy
Supervisor: Sgt. Trey Reid
Lieutenant: Lt. Mike Rodden

Robbery: Case # 24-000636

On 1/28/24, at 11:00 p.m., The Chico Police Dispatch Center received a call of robbery alarm at the Speedway Gas Station on Notre Dame Blvd in south Chico. Two suspects entered the store and robbed the clerk of the store at gunpoint. They fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers arrived within three minutes of the call and conducted an area check but were unable to locate the suspects.
 
The suspects were described as two thin-build male adults of unknown race, wearing face masks and beanies or ball caps. One suspect had a red hooded sweatshirt and was armed with a handgun. The other suspect had a black hooded sweatshirt.
 
Anyone who may have information related to this crime is asked to call the Chico Police Department at (530)897-4910 and reference case #24-000636.
 
Location: 2500 block of Notre Dame Blvd. south Chico
Victim: Speedway Gas
Suspects: Unknown
Supervisor: Sgt. T. Ferreira S4
Commander: Lt. T. Tupper L7

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision: Case # 24-000593

***UPDATE 1/30/24***
 
The Chico Police Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) has been investigating the collision that occurred early Saturday morning at 8th and Main Streets. The pedestrian that was struck was identified as a 32-year-old male from Chico. The pedestrian is recovering at a local hospital from major injuries and is expected to survive. The driver, Vitaly Smith, was arrested the night of the incident for Felony DUI causing major injuries. Smith was transported to Butte County Jail where bail was set at $125,000.
 
***ORIGINAL 1/27/24***
 
On 1/27/24 at 1:56 a.m., the Chico Police Department responded a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at W. 8th Street at Main Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered a pedestrian in the roadway with severe, life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Vitaly Smith, a 30-year-old male from Chico, cooperated with authorities and remained at the scene. Following a field sobriety test, Smith was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
 
The Chico Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) took over the investigation. The intersection was closed for approximately 3 ½ hours while the scene was processed. The cause of the collision is currently under investigation.
 
Anyone who may have seen this collision and has yet to talk to the police is asked to call Chico Police Traffic Division at 530-897-4970.
 
Pedestrian: Withheld
Driver: Vitaly Smith, a 30-year-old male from Chico
Supervisor: Sgt. Todd Lefkowitz
Lieutenant: Lt. Terry Tupper

Assault with a Deadly Weapon: Case # 24-000588

On 1/26/24, at 8:21 p.m., The Chico Police Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a resident of an apartment in the 300 block of Rio Lindo Avenue in Chico. The caller stated someone broke his window and ran off. Officers responded and conducted an investigation into the suspicious circumstance. A short time after officers completed the call, the same resident called 911 again to say several people had broken into his apartment. Officers responded and arrived within a minute and developed information the people who broke in were armed with a handgun. The suspects fled when officers arrived. An area check was conducted using CPD Officers and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, but the suspects were not located. The victim in this crime sustained moderate injuries but is expected to recover.

This is an active investigation. Limited information will be provided at this time. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Chico Police Department at (530) 897-4910 and reference CPD Case #24-000588.
 
Location: 300 block of Rio Lindo Avenue, Chico
Victim: Withheld
Suspects: Unknown
Supervisor: Sgt. T. Ferreira S4
Commander: Lt. T. Tupper L7

Chico Resident Victim of Robbery: Case # 23-008507

***UPDATE (1/18/24)***
On 12/18/23 at approximately 3:47 a.m., Chico Police Officers investigated an attempted robbery at the 7-Eleven (308 Walnut St, Chico) involving at least two female suspects. The victim photographed the suspect vehicle as it fled, obtaining the license plate.  Chico Police Officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a high-risk stop where the occupants were detained.  Two females, Brionna Boehme and Heaven Miller, were arrested for suspicion of committing attempted robbery at 7-Eleven. Both females were transported to the Chico Police Department. Officers on scene also located evidence related to the earlier home invasion robbery on Magnolia Avenue.  
 
Chico Police Detectives began investigating the incident to determine the involvement of the females in both robberies, as well as identifying any other involved subjects. Through interviews, Detectives collected further evidence and identified the two males involved in the home invasion robbery.  One of the male subjects was identified as Christopher Michael Johnson (29-yrs-old).  The other subject was a juvenile.  Based on the investigation it was determined that the naked female fleeing the area was Brionna Boehme.  It was originally believed that Boehme was being pursued by Johnson and the juvenile male, however, Detectives learned that she was merely fleeing the crime scene with Johnson and the juvenile male.  All three subjects entered a vehicle and fled the area, together.
 
On 12/21/23, Chico Police Detectives took Johnson into custody for his involvement in the home invasion robbery.  The juvenile was detained on 1/16/24 without incident.  He was subsequently transported to Butte County Juvenile Hall.
 
***ORIGINAL***
On 12/17/23 at approximately 8:58 PM, Chico Police Dispatch received a report of a suspicious circumstance. The reporting party observed a nude female running down Magnolia Avenue, followed by two males. Officers arrived on scene and were unable to locate all three of these described people. Officers spoke with a resident in the area who reported he was the victim of a robbery. He described the three fleeing subjects as being the suspects in the robbery.
 
Chico Police Department is investigating this incident and requests that anyone with information please contact
the Chico Police Detective Bureau (530)897-5820. 
 
Location: 1900 Block Magnolia Ave Chico, Ca
Date/Time: 12/17/2023 at 8:58 PM
Victim: Withheld
Suspect(s): Unk.
Supervisor: Sgt. Nick Bauer
Watch Commander: Lt. Brian Miller

Fatal Collision: Case # 24-000275

***UPDATE*** 
The Chico Police Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) is currently investigating a fatal collision that occurred the morning of 1/12/24 at Esplanade and W. 11th Ave. The driver involved has been identified as Neff Haskell, a 74-year-old male from Chico, who was the sole occupant in the vehicle. It appeared that Haskell may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the collision, but the exact cause of death will not be known until the autopsy is complete. There were no other vehicles involved in this collision. Meanwhile, the traffic signal at the Esplanade and W. 11th Ave. intersection will be on flash mode until the end of next Tuesday, January 16th, as the signal pole is being rebuilt. It's crucial for the public to be aware that a flashing red signal requires drivers to come to a complete stop, treating the intersection like a stop sign, according to 21457 CVC.

*** ORIGINAL ***
On 1/12/24, at 7:47 a.m., the Chico Police Dispatch Center began receiving multiple 911 calls of a vehicle collision on the Esplanade at 11th Avenue in Chico. A single vehicle collided with a tree at that location. Chico Fire arrived along with Chico Police units. Chico Fire conducted an emergency extrication on the sole occupant of the vehicle, but he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the driver will be withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

The Esplanade between the Lindo Channel Bridge and 10th Avenue will be closed while the Chico Police Major 
Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) conducts an investigation into this collision. Please avoid the area by planning a different route as the investigation is conducted.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information related to this collision is asked to call the Chico Police Traffic Line at (530) 897-4970.

Location: The Esplanade at 11th Avenue in Chico
Victim: Withheld
Supervisor: Sgt. C. Uebelhardt S12
Commander: Lt. T. Tupper L7

Report of Armed Suspect: Case # 24-000251

On 1/10/24, around 8:30 p.m., the Chico Police Dispatch Center received a report of a subject, possibly armed with a rifle, walking in the area of W. 8th Ave. and Greenwich Dr.
 
Multiple officers, the Unmanned Ariel System, and Special Weapons and Tactics members were immediately dispatched to the area to try and locate the reported suspect. With the assistance of the Butte County Sheriff's Office and the University Police Department, officers created a perimeter that encompassed Greenwich Dr., W. 8th Ave., N. Cherry St., and W. 11th Ave. The perimeter was closed to traffic and residents within the perimeter were advised to shelter in place.
 
Officers worked diligently to try and locate the suspect. Around approximately 11:30 p.m., the Chico Police Department ended the search. A suspect was not located. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the police department at (530)897-4911, reference case number 24-000251.
 
The Chico Police Department would like to thank the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, the University Police Department, and the Redding California Highway Patrol for their assistance during this incident.
 
 
Location: Greenwich Dr., W. 8th Ave., N. Cherry St., and W. 11th Ave.
Suspect: Unknown
Victim: N/A
Supervisor: Sgt. D. Bailey
Lieutenant: Lt. M. Rodden

Foot Pursuit Leads to Arrest: Case # 24-000243

On 1/10/24, just after 4 p.m., Chico Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2000 block of North Avenue for a reported burglary.
 
When officers arrived, they noticed an occupied vehicle parked in the driveway. While attempting to contact the two occupants inside the vehicle, one of the subjects fled on foot. The other subject stayed on scene and complied with officers.
 
As more officers arrived to assist, they spotted a subject in the area that matched the description of the one who had fled. Officers engaged in a short foot pursuit with this subject, later identified as Patrick Kincaid (36), before detaining him. Officers determined that Kincaid was not involved with the initial call. However, he was arrested for a felony warrant.
 
It has been determined that a burglary did not occur. Officers did not locate the subject that fled but believe there is no ongoing threat.
 
Location: 2000 block of North Avenue
Supervisor: Sgt. T. Reid
Lieutenant: Lt. J. Schmid

Chico Police Community Advisory Board

The Chico Police Department is delighted to introduce the new members of the Police Community Advisory Board.
 
The Police Community Advisory Board is designed to bridge the community and its police department to facilitate and enhance communication. The Chico Police Department will utilize the board to review and make recommendations to the Chief of Police on matters pertinent to current issues. The board, members of the public, and community partnerships will work together to help address these issues.
 
Each member has been assigned a group to represent. If you have questions regarding the board or issues you would like to address, please contact your designated representative or the Police Community Advisory Board chair.
 
Chico Police Community Advisory Board
 
Roger Efremsky
Board Chair
Shelby Chase
Activism and Jewish Community
Celeste Cramer
LGBTQ+ Community and Business Owners
Sandra Knight
Native American Community
Megan Kurtz
Student Population
Monica McDaniel
Unhoused Population
Marty Nichols
Senior Citizen Community
Gildardo Ortiz
Hispanic Community
Joseph Person
African American Community
Julian Zener
Concerned Community for Justice
 

DUI Pursuit: Case # 24-00073

On 1/4/2024, around 2 p.m., a Chico Police Sergeant was traveling on the north Esplanade when he witnessed an off-road motorcycle traveling on the roadway. The rider of the motorcycle, later identified as Timothy Johnson, was not wearing a helmet and refused to stop for the sergeant. 
 
Johnson fled on the motorcycle northbound on the Esplanade through the Eaton Road intersection. Johnson attempted to ride the motorcycle into the levee at Mud Creek before laying the motorcycle down in the dirt and fleeing on foot. He was apprehended a short time later by several Chico Police Officers.
 
Johnson was arrested for reckless evading, driving under the influence, and various vehicle code violations.
 
Location: Esplanade and Eaton Rd.
Suspect: Timothy Johnson (Age 33)
Supervisor: Sgt. Lefkowitz   
Lieutenant: Lt. Rodden

Shots Fired Investigation: Case # 23-008730

On 12/31/2023, just before 1 p.m., Chico Police Dispatch received a report of shots fired in the area of E. 3rd Street and Wall Street. Multiple officers converged on the scene within one minute of the report. During the investigation, it was determined that a fight occurred in the parking lot at the location, with the suspect firing multiple shots. Fortunately, it appears that the gunfire injured no one. However, a bystander’s vehicle was struck by gunfire, as well as a local business in the area. 
 
At this time, the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to 
contact the Chico Police Department.

Location: E 3rd Street/Wall Street
Suspect: Unknown
Victim: Unknown
Supervisor: Sgt. J. Nickelson
Lieutenant: Lt. T. Tupper

Suicidal Subject: Case # 23-008700

On 12/28/2023 at approximately 11:35 p.m., the Chico Police Department responded to the Skyway/E. Park Ave and SR 99 overpass, where it was reported a victim was threatening to jump onto the highway. Officers arrived and located the victim in mental distress, standing on the ledge of the overpass outside the fence. An officer trained in crisis negotiation began speaking with the victim to de-escalate and resolve the incident safely. 
 
As this was occurring, Chico Officers and the California Highway Patrol closed SR 99 in both north and south directions. Chico Fire and Butte EMS also responded to the scene to assist with any necessary medical needs. After approximately 80 minutes, Officers were able to convince the victim to get off the overpass, where the victim was safely detained. The victim was placed on a 72-hour mental health evaluation and transported to Enloe Hospital.
 
Location: Skyway and SR 99 
Victim: Withheld 
Supervisor: Mark Bass, Sergeant 
Lieutenant: Ben Love

Lost Subject in Upper Bidwell Park

On 12/19/23, around 11:30 AM, the Chico Police Department received a call regarding a lost subject in Upper Bidwell Park. The subject had left home to run in Upper Bidwell Park a few hours prior to the call, and they had not returned home. Although the subject carried a cell phone, the cell service is relatively weak in the canyon.

Chico Police, Chico Fire, and Butte County Search and Rescue personnel began searching Upper Bidwell Park. The reporting party was able to provide intermittent GPS information to the searchers. Eventually, the lost subject was able to establish a cellular connection, which provided searchers with more precise coordinates. The lost subject was located safe and unharmed north of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve. The lost subject was provided a ride back to the city by Search and Rescue. 

We would like to thank the Chico Fire Department and Butte County Seach and Rescue personnel for their assistance in this incident. 

Location: Upper Bidwell Park
Supervisor: Sgt. E. Marshall
Lieutenant: Lt. M. Rodden

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision: Case # 23-008335

*** UPDATE 12/15/23 ***
The Chico Police Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) has been continuing the investigation into the  fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred in the 1500 block of East Avenue last Sunday, December 10th. Investigators have identified the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian as Luis Murillo-Mosqueda, a 22-
year-old Chico resident.

On the evening of 12/15/23, Traffic Investigators contacted Murillo-Mosqueda at his place of work and placed him under arrest. Murillo-Mosqueda was taken to the Chico Police Department and later transported to Butte County Jail. Although it has been determined that Wilson was at fault for crossing the road in an unsafe manner, Murioll Mosqueda fled the scene after striking and killing him. Murillo-Mosqueda was arrested for felony hit and run, 20001 (a) CVC 
and Perjury, violation of 118 (a) PC. Bail was set at $115,000.
 
*** ORIGINAL 12/10/23 ***
On December 10th, 2023, at 12:22 a.m., the Chico Police Dispatch Center received a call of a vehicle collision in the 1500 block of East Avenue in east Chico. East Avenue was closed between Marigold Avenue and Cactus Avenue for several hours while the investigation was conducted.

Pedestrian: Stephen Wilson / 71-year-old from Oroville 
Driver: Luis Murillo-Mosqueda / 22-year-old from Chico
Supervisor: Sgt. Todd Lefkowitz
Lieutenant: Lt. Jeff Durkin 
 

Armed Auto Theft Suspects Arrested: Case # 23-008422

On the morning of Wednesday, 12/13/23, the Chico Police Department responded to a string of violence throughout the City of Chico that included multiple reports of armed robbery, vehicle theft, and attempted carjacking. The suspect descriptions from the incidents indicated that it was a single coordinated group committing the crimes.
 
At approximately 8:00 AM, the suspects attempted to steal a Hyundai sedan parked in the Chico Marketplace Mall parking lot. The suspects fled in a stolen Kia sedan. The suspects later abandoned the stolen vehicle after being spotted by officers near W. 8th Street and Cedar Street. A stolen rifle was recovered in the vehicle. Shortly afterward, the suspects stole and abandoned an additional Kia sedan in the south campus area of Chico. The suspects stole another Kia sedan and held a woman at gunpoint at a nearby gas station as she fueled her vehicle. The suspects attempted to rob the woman before fleeing northbound on Main Street. The suspects attempted to carjack a woman at gunpoint at the intersection of Main Street and 1st Street. 
 
At approximately 9:50 AM, the suspects stole a Kia sedan from the parking lot of the Double Tree Hotel. The suspects then robbed a landscape worker at gunpoint of his belongings. The suspects brandished a firearm at a female victim at a nearby restaurant and made threats to kill her. 
 
The suspects fled Chico southbound on Highway 99 at a high rate of speed and were observed by deputies from the Butte County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit that terminated in Oroville and resulted in the apprehension of the three suspects.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office obtained information and evidence linking the suspects to a shooting in their jurisdiction. 
 
Kia and Hyundai have issued a voluntary security recall for certain vehicles manufactured from 2011 to 2022 to equip the vehicles with anti-theft devices free of charge.

Location: Chico, California
Suspects: WILLIAM KEVIL (18), KAITLYNNE LEWIS (20), and a Juvenile Male (15)
Victims: Withheld
Supervisor: Dane Gregory
Lieutenant: Brian Miller

Criminal Barricade: Case # 23-008357

On 12/11/23 at approximately 1:05 a.m., Chico Police Dispatch received a phone call from an employee at America’s Best Value Inn (740 Broadway Street) reporting an unknown male subject had climbed into a vacant room through a second story window. Chico PD Officers responded to the scene to assist.
 
Once on scene, Officers attempted to speak with the subject through the open window. The male subject, later identified as 41-year-old Chico resident Paul Featherstone, told officers that he had a gun and stopped communicating with officers. The subject was determined to be trespassing and the business wanted to proceed with a criminal complaint against Featherstone. Members from the Chico PD Crisis Negotiation Team and UAS team were summoned to the scene. CNT members attempted to negotiate with the subject for approximately 2 hours with no response from Featherstone. Ultimately, Chico PD Officers used specialized equipment to breach the front door of the room. Featherstone was located inside the bathroom unarmed and taken into custody by awaiting Officers without incident. Featherstone was arrested for violating sections 148(a)(1) PC (resist, obstruct, or delay a peace officer) and 602(m) PC (trespassing) and transported to the Butte County Jail.
 
Location: America’s Best Value Inn (740 Broadway Street)
Suspect: Paul Featherstone IV, 41-Year-Old Chico Resident
Victim: America’s Best Value Inn
Supervisor: Sgt. J. Nickelson
Lieutenant: Lt. B. Love