Animal Cruelty Investigation

Case# 22-004481


On 7/21/2022 at approximately 1800 hours, Chico Police Officers responded to 401 Broadway St, City Plaza, where it was reported a subject was battering a small dog. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the subject involved, 54 y/o Roger Markham. Markham was in possession of the dog at the time he was contacted.

After interviewing witnesses and Markham, officers determined that Markham was very intoxicated. Markham was arrested for public intoxication and for animal cruelty. He was taken to the Butte County Jail. The dog was taken to the Butte County Animal Shelter.

Location: 401 Broadway St. Chico CA

Date/Time: 07/21/2022 @ 1800 hours

Suspect: Roger Markham, 54 y/o

Supervisor: Mark Bass

Watch Commander: Lt. Terry Tupper

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