On September 3, 2021, at about 10:19 p.m., a Chico Police Officer
was on routine patrol on Mangrove Avenue at E. 1st Avenue. The
officer conducted a proactive enforcement stop of a passing
motorist for a vehicle code infraction. The officer contacted the
driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Silas Norman (age
A record’s check showed Silas did not have a valid driver’s license. During the contact the officer discovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun in plain view in the vehicle. A record’s check of the firearm showed that it was stolen. Silas was arrested.
Silas was booked into the Butte County Jail for violations of sections 25400(a)(2) PC- Carrying a Concealed, Stolen Handgun, two violations of 12022(a)(1) PC- Commission of a Felony while Released from Custody on a Pending Felony Case, and 29825(b) PC, Possession of a Firearm while Prohibited by Restraining Order.
Location: Mangrove Avenue at E. 1st Avenue, Chico
Suspect: Silas Norman (age 21)
Supervisor: Sergeant J. Adrian
Watch Commander: Lieutenant T. Tupper
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