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Case# 21-002036

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*****UPDATE*****
The suspect in the stabbing was identified as Tyler Bonn Roper (37 years old). On April 4, 2021 at about 9:15 p.m., Roper was arrested in the City of Oroville by the Oroville Police Department. Roper was booked into the Butte County Jail for a violation of section 245(a)(1) PC-Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The victim of the stabbing is expected to survive.

Location: Lindo Channel, West Chico
Date/Time: 04/04/21 0055 hours
Victim: Withheld
Suspect: Tyler Bonn Roper, 37 year old (see photo below)
Supervisor: Sgt. J. Adrian S14
Watch Commander: Lt. T. Tupper L7

On April 4th at 1255 a.m., the Chico Police Dispatch Center received a 911 call of a stabbing which had occurred behind the Raley’s Grocery Store on W. East Avenue in Chico. Multiple Chico Police Officers arrived on the scene within two minutes and determined the incident actually occurred in the Lindo Channel, south of Mission Ranch Blvd. The victim was located and transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico with a life-threatening stab wound to the abdomen.
An extensive area check was conducted by officers at the scene but the suspect was not located.

This incident is actively being investigated by the Chico Police Department. What is known is that the victim (identification withheld) and the suspect are both Transient. Both subjects were involved in an altercation just prior to the incident.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Chico Police Department at (530) 897-4911 and reference CPD Case # 21-002036.

Location: Lindo Channel, West Chico
Date/Time: 04/04/21 0055 hours
Victim: Withheld
Suspect: Unknown
Supervisor: Sgt. J. Adrian S14
Watch Commander: Lt. T. Tupper L7

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