On Wednesday, February 15, around 8:15 a.m., the Chico Police Dispatch center received a call regarding a domestic dispute between a male and female in the 800 block of W. 2nd Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers contacted the female outside the apartment complex and learned the male, 32-year-old Donald Griffin, and a child were inside the apartment.
All available resources were deployed, including the Chico Police Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), as officers attempted to safely get Griffin and the child out of the apartment.
Chico PD CNT negotiated with Griffin for about an hour before he released the child from the apartment. Negotiations continued for approximately fifty more minutes before he exited the apartment, and officers detained him.
Griffin was booked for false imprisonment, felony parole violation, restraining order violation, and misdemeanor domestic violence.
The Chico Police Department would like to thank the Chico Fire Department, Butte County EMS, and the University Police Department for their assistance.
Location: 800 block of W. 2nd Avenue
Suspect: Donald Griffin (32)
Supervisor: Sgt. J. Adrian
Lieutenant: Lt. M. Rodden
The Chico Police Department is committed to ensuring our community is a safe place to live, work, and recreate within!