Investigating officers identified Chico resident ISRAEL
GALLARDO-CONTRERAS (35) as the suspect in the burglary. At
approximately 2:30 AM, following a brief pursuit, the vehicle
used in the burglary was located in the area of Wisconsin Street,
Chico. GALLARDO-CONTRERAS evaded capture at that time.
At approximately 8:30 AM, a Chico Police Department officer located GALLARDO-CONTRERAS riding a bicycle in the area of W. 23rd Street and Mulberry Street. GALLARDO-CONTRERAS attempted to flee on bicycle and by foot. GALLARDO-CONTRERAS was combative during his arrest and was apprehended after a brief struggle. GALLARDO-CONTRERAS exhibited signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant (presumptively characteristic of methamphetamine).
GALLARDO-CONTRERAS, a previously convicted felon, was arrested for the following charges:
Forced Commercial Burglary – Penal Code 459
Felon in Possession of a Firearm – Penal Code 29800(a)(1) Resisting Arrest – Penal Code 148(a)(1)
Supervisor: Sergeant Dane Gregory Commander: Commander Brian Miller
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chico, CA –
On June 30, 2020, at 0047 hours, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to Big 5 Sporting Goods located at 1717 Mangrove Ave. for a reported alarm. When officers arrived, they saw damage to the front of the business as if a vehicle had crashed into doors. Once officers were inside the business, no one was located. Once staff arrived, it was confirmed items were stolen from the business. The investigation is ongoing.
Location: Big 5 Sporting Goods-1717 Mangrove Ave, Chico, CA
Victim: Big 5 Sporting Goods
Supervisor: Sgt. M. Escobedo S7
Commander: Cmdr. B. Miller C4