On May 15, 2023, at approximately 3:17 a.m., a Chico Police Officer patrolling the area of Mangrove Avenue and E. 1st Avenue noticed an audible alarm at Bottoms Up Espresso. The officer then noticed a female subject standing at the door to the business as the alarm was sounding. The officer pulled into the business to contact the female and she fled northbound on Mangrove Avenue. Other officers responded to the scene and contacted the female a short distance away. The female was identified as 50-year-old Brook Kitchen of Chico. Officers determined the business had been broken into and loose change stolen from the cash register. Officers also discovered stolen property from the business hidden amongst Kitchen’s property. Kitchen was arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail for burglary.
Location: 1055 Mangrove Avenue
Suspect: Brooke Kitchen, 50 years old of Chico
Victim: Bottoms Up Espresso
Supervisor: Sgt. John Nickelson
Lieutenant: Lt. Mike Rodden
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