The Chico Police Department is investigating another hate crime
involving a mural dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous
women. The mural is located on the 900 block of W. 2nd
The artist reported the unidentified suspect(s) drew swastikas and obscene language on the mural and attempted to light the bottom on fire.
At this time, it is unknown if this incident is related to the hate crime also being investigated at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue. Both cases have been forwarded to the detective bureau for further investigation.
The Chico Police Department takes these incidents seriously and will investigate them thoroughly. Hate crimes impact not only individuals but our community.
The Chico Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at (530)897-4911, reference case number 22-006874.
Location: 945 W 2nd St.
Supervisor: Sgt. M. Escobedo
Lieutenant: Interim Lt. J. Durkin
The Chico Police Department is committed to ensuring our community is a safe place to live, work, and recreate within!