Police Department News Releases

Police Department Press Releases


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Attempted Bank Robbery

Case# 22-006703

On Thursday, October 27th, 2022, at 12:47 pm,  the Chico Police Department received a call of an attempted bank robbery at the Tri Counties Bank on Pillsbury Rd.  The suspect entered the bank and told the clerk to put money in a bag.  The suspect acted as if he had a firearm, but no firearm was seen.  The suspect fled before receiving any money from the bank.  CPD patrol units were unable to locate the suspect in the area upon being notified of the crime.


Fentanyl Bust at Windchime Park

The Chico Police TARGET Team was busy today at Windchime Park, readying campers for tomorrow’s camping enforcement. Subjects camping at Windchime Park had been offered sheltering options at the Pallet Shelter, Torres Shelter, and alternate Campsite at Eaton Rd and Cohasset Rd.


Death in a Public Right of Way

Case# 22-006668

On 10/25/2022 at approximately 1930 hours Chico Police officers were summoned to a business in the 700 block of Mangrove Ave. for a suspicious circumstance. When officers arrived they learned a male customer had come into the store at approximately1600 hours and purchased food and a drink. The male remained in the store for approximately one hour before entering the bathroom at approximately 1700 hours. Employees noticed the male had not come out and made attempts to contact the male. There was no response.


Negligent Discharge of a Firearm

Case# 22-006614

On October 23, 2022, at approximately 3:21 pm, Chico Police Officers responded to the 300 block of Newport Drive on a report of shots fired from inside a residence. It was reported that a male subject, later identified as Lonnie Davis (56-year-old Chico resident) fired a single round from a handgun after an altercation with a family member. Officers immediately responded to the address and established a perimeter around the home. Officers were able to make contact with the reporting party and have her exit the home without incident.


Major Injury Collision

Case# 22-006601

On 10/22/2022 at 11:41 PM, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision that occurred near the intersection of Ivy Street and W 3rd Street. Officers arrived on scene along with medical personnel.


Death Investigation

Case# 22-006575

On October 21, 2022 at 3:49 p.m., The Chico Police Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a person reporting an explosion and an injury to a construction worker in a construction project off Boeing Avenue in North Chico. Chico Police, Chico Fire and Butte Medics responded immediately and found a man unresponsive near a concrete pumping truck. Lifesaving efforts were immediately activated but the man was declared deceased at the scene.


Stolen Firearm Located During DUI Investigation

Case# 22-002014

On 10/18/22 at approximately 0103 hrs. a Chico Police Officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle violate several provisions of the California Vehicle Code near E. 20th St. and Highway 99. The officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop on the vehicle. During the stop, the officer established that the driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Atlantic Aguilar, was driving under the influence of alcohol. Aguilar was arrested for DUI.


Teichert Ponds Shooting

Case# 22-006474

On 10/16/22 at approximately 10:05 PM, Chico Police Dispatch received a report of a shooting at Teichert Ponds in Chico CA. The victim spoke with Dispatch and stated that he had been shot by unknown individuals while he was located in his tent. Officers responded to the area and began a search for the victim and suspects. Three subjects were located leaving the area. The subjects were detained, and Officers ultimately located two firearms near the subjects. The victim was also located, and he was transported to Enloe Hospital with gunshot wounds to his arm and leg.


Negligent Discharge of a Firearm

Case# 22-006393

On Wednesday, October 12th at about 10:10 p.m. the Chico Police Dispatch Center received a call for service related to a possible shooting that had just occurred in the area of E. 20th St and Roth St.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that teenage juveniles had thrown items at a house in the neighborhood. The resident, later identified as Mr. Gary Powell (68 years) exited his house with a firearm. Mr. Powell discharged the firearm as the juveniles ran away.


Brandishing/Criminal Threats Incident

Case# 22-006381

On Wednesday, October 12th at about 4:45 p.m. Chico Police Dispatch Center began receiving calls regarding a male chasing and threatening pedestrians and vehicles while armed with a knife. Numerous officers arrived in the area and located the male, identified as Mr. Maurice Hill (53 years) on Citrus Ave immediately adjacent to Citrus Elementary School. The school was placed on lockdown while officers contacted Mr. Hill who was still armed with the knife.


Fatal Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision

Case# 22-6202

On October 5th , 2022 at about 0752 hours, Chico Police Dispatch received several 911 calls regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Bruce Road at California Park Dr. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and found a pedestrian on the ground not breathing. Lifesaving efforts were performed but the pedestrian succumbed to her injuries. Several witnesses were contacted at scene and provided detailed statements. The female jogger had been on a run when she attempted to cross Bruce Rd. against a red signal. The vehicle was traveling northbound Bruce Rd.


Armed Barricaded Subject Arrested

Case# 22-006128

On 10-2-2022 at approximately 1019 hours, Chico Police Dispatch received information from a reporting party that a female subject and her 6-year-old son were being held against their will by a male subject. The reporting person advised that the male subject was in possession of a firearm. Multiple CPD Officers responded to the scene and established a perimeter around the residence. Announcements were made and the female victim and her son were able to escape the residence to the safety of awaiting officers at the scene.


Suspect Arrested in Attempted Stabbing

Case# 22-006096

On 09/30/2022 at 7:36 PM, Chico Police Department Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), were conducting routine duties and patrol support at the Friday Night Concert located in the City Plaza. One of the volunteers was contacted by a citizen who claimed an unknown male subject attempted to stab him while interrupting a potential bicycle theft at Jack In The Box located at 500 Broadway Street. Given the proximity of the concert in the City Plaza and the large group of community members in attendance, multiple patrol officers responded to the scene to search for the suspect


Suspect threatening bystanders with a knife arrested

Case# 22-006079

On 09/29/2022 at 8:58 PM, the Chico Police Department dispatch center began receiving multiple 911 calls from Safeway located at 1366 East Avenue. Witnesses stated there was a male subject armed with a knife attacking people inside of the store. Based upon the violent nature of the emergency and the threat to innocent bystanders, multiple Officers responded to the scene. Prior to Officer’s arrival, the suspect fled in a vehicle at a high rate of speed with a juvenile and a female passenger.


Burglar Turns Hobby into a Job

Case# 22-005375 and 22-005377

On 8/29/22, Officers responded to A Main Hobbies (2065 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, Chico) regarding a report of an alarm. When Officers arrived, they observed that the glass had been removed from the front door. Officers reviewed surveillance video and observed two subjects removing items from the store and fleeing a short time later.


Terrorist Threats Arrest

Case# 22-005836

The Chico Police Department recently received information that DALLAS MARSH (37) was making criminal threats to kill specific individuals, specified law enforcement officers, and was preparing to commit a “Las Vegas style” mass shooting with a specified deadline.


Suspects Break into Vacant Home of Recent Arrestee

Case# 22-005962

On 9/24/2022, at approximately 2:18 pm, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2600 block of Burnap Avenue. The reporting party advised that an unknown male subject was working on a vehicle in the driveway. The reporting party knew the house was unoccupied because the resident was arrested by Chico PD detectives on 9/21/2022. Upon arrival, officers contacted 50-year-old Chico resident Jason Nystrom working on a vehicle in the driveway. They also contacted 42-year-old Chico resident Rochelle Hines walking out of the unoccupied home.


Search Warrant

Case# 22-005227


September 26, 2022

The Butte County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent in this investigation as Kevin Olson (64) of Chico. The decedent was discovered on September 21, 2022, by Chico Police Officers while searching a residence on Burnap Ave.

The cause of his death is still under investigation.



Missing Juvenile

Case# 22-005874


The missing juvenile has been located and is safe. We would like to thank our community for their assistance.


On 9/20/22, at approximately 7:50 PM, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Notre Dame Blvd for a missing juvenile. A family member of the juvenile reported Kalye Davis, age 12, had left the area. Several officers responded and conducted an area check for Kalye.

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