On 3/23/2021 at approximately 1129 hours, a citizen contacted the Chico Police Department about a hit and run vehicle collision that they had just witnessed near the 100 block of Fair Street. The vehicle fled the scene, but the community member continued to communicate the vehicles location with the 911 Dispatcher while continuing to follow it. The driver of the suspect vehicle, later identified as Steven Dodge, parked the heavily damaged vehicle in the 2100 block of Elm Street and fled the area on foot. The citizen was able to provide the Chico Police Department Dispatcher with the license plate that was affixed to the vehicle. The vehicle had recently been reported stolen. Chico Police Officers arrived in the area and located Dodge. Dodge was detained without incident and arrested for vehicle theft as well as possession of burglary tools.
10851 CVC – Vehicle Theft
466 PC – Possession of Burglary Tools
Chico, CA –
Location: 2100 Block of Elm Street
Suspect: Steven Dodge
Supervisor: Peter Durfee, Officer in Charge
Lieutenant: Mike Williams