Armed Felon Arrested in Downtown Chico



On July 25, 2021, at about 12:00 a.m., Chico Police Officers were on patrol in downtown Chico. Officers responded to 222 Main Street on a report of a subject passed out in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle. Officers contacted the subject and identified him as Rogelio Miguel Martinez (30 years-old). Through investigation, officers determined Martinez was too intoxicated to care for his own safety. Officers arrested Martinez for public intoxication.

Officers developed probable cause to search Martinez’s vehicle. Officers recovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun from inside the car. Martinez was determined to be a convicted felon, and therefore prohibited from possessing firearms.

Martinez was booked into the Butte County Jail for violations of sections 29800(a)(1) PC – Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and 647(f) PC – Public Intoxication.

Location: 222 Main Street, Chico
Victim: n/a
Suspect: Rogelio Miguel Martinez (30 years-old) ***See attached photo***
Supervisor: Sergeant J. Adrian
Watch Commander: Lieutenant T. Tupper

The Chico Police Department is committed to ensuring our community is a safe place to live, work, and recreate within!

Booking photo of male, no shirt

Firearm, ammunition, backpack

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