On April 24, 2021, at about 8:13 p.m., a Chico Police Officer was on patrol in the area of East Avenue and Highway 99. The officer conducted a proactive enforcement stop of a passing motorist for a vehicle code infraction. The officer contacted the sole occupant of the vehicle, Ivan Rafael Gracian-Velazquez (age 27).
Gracian-Velazquez initially refused to identify himself and then provided a false name to the officer. The officer placed Gracian-Velazquez under arrest. The officer conducted a search of Gracian-Velazquez’ vehicle and located approximately 12 grams of methamphetamine and a loaded, unregistered semi-automatic handgun.
Gracian-Velazquez was arrested for violations of sections
11370.1(a) H&S-Armed while Possessing a Controlled Substance,
25400(a)(1) PC-Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public, 31
VC-Providing a False Name, 11377(a) H&S-Possession of
Methamphetamine, and 11364 H&S-Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. Gracian-Velazquez was booked into the Butte County
Case Number: 21-002505
Location: East Avenue at Highway 99, Chico, CA
Suspect: Ivan Rafael Gracian-Velazquez, age 27 (See attached
Supervisor: Sergeant J. Adrian
Watch Commander: Lieutenant T. Tupper