Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Case # 23-000247


On January 13, 2023, at 7:20 a.m., the Chico Police Dispatch Center received calls of a fight between two men in the 400 block of Broadway Street, across from the City Plaza in downtown Chico. It was also reported one of the two men had a knife. When the Officers arrived, they located and detained two men, both identified as the two combatants reported.

After an investigation, including video evidence of the fight, 60-year-old Arthur Desanto was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. It was determined that, during the fight, Desanto slashed at the other man with the knife. The other man was not injured from the attempted slashing. Both men were transient. The victim of the assault was heavily intoxicated and was arrested for Violation of Probation and Public Intoxication.

Location: 450 Broadway Street, Downtown Chico

Victim: Withheld

Suspect: Arthur Desanto, 60 years old, from Chico

Supervisor: Sgt. M. Williams S15

Commander: Lt. T. Tupper L7

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