Case # 23-001742
On March 24th, 2023, at approximately 2:15 a.m., the Chico Police Department responded to a call of a burglary in the laundry room of an apartment complex in the 1200 block of W. 5th Street in Chico. Two men were seen stealing a clothes dryer unit from the complex. When they removed the dryer, they damaged the gas line attached to it, causing a significant gas leak. Adjacent apartments were evacuated while members of Chico Fire shut off the gas. The ensuing investigation revealed a clothes washer was also stolen from the same location several hours prior. A vague vehicle and suspect description was obtained and disseminated to Chico Police Patrol units.
At approximately 3:15 a.m., a Chico Police Patrol Sergeant observed a suspicious pickup matching the given description in the area of Rash Lane near Kennedy Avenue in Southwest Chico. In the back of the pickup was a clothes dryer with a gas line sticking out from it. The two occupants of the pickup were detained and, subsequent to an investigation, were arrested for the burglary of the laundry room. They were identified as 36 year old Daniel Corcoran and 31 year old Esteban Salazar, both of Chico. The clothes dryer in the back of the pickup was confirmed to be the one stolen from the apartment complex an hour earlier.
Corcoran and Salazar were transported to the Butte County Jail and booked for 459 PC; Burglary.
Location: 1200 block of W. 5th Street, Chico
Suspect: Esteban Salazar, 31, from Chico and Daniel Corcoran, 36, from Chico
Supervisor: Sergeant D. Bailey S11
Commander: Lieutenant T. Tupper L7
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