On 12/23/20, at 11:59 AM Chico Police Dispatch received multiple
calls of man swinging a golf club at passing vehicles near the
intersection of Forest Ave. and E. 20th St. Officers responded to
the scene to investigate the possible vandalism or brandishing of
a weapon. Upon arrival, a single police officer started a
dialogue with the subject. The subject was agitated and yelling
incoherently. The subject was standing near his belongings which
included a golf club. The subject was asked to sit on a nearby
curb away from the weapon he was alleged to have been
brandishing. The subject did not comply with commands, grabbed
the golf and pointed it at the officer. The officer gave the
subject orders to drop the golf club. The subject threw the golf
club down and tried to run away. The officer tackled the suspect
on a grassy area and maintained control of him until fellow
officers arrived to assist. The subject was then placed safely
into handcuffs. Neither the Officer or the subject were injured.
He was identified as 52 year old, Gabriel Boettcher. Boettcher
was arrested for resisting / delaying an officer per 148(a)(1)
PC. There were no victims of a vehicle vandalism located.
Location: Forest Ave / E. 20th St.
Date/Time: 12/23/2020 @ 11:59 AM
Supervisor: Sgt. Paul Ratto Lieutenant: Terry Tupper