Suicidal Subject Threatens To Jump From Overpass
On 12/01/2020 at 1:18PM, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a female subject leaning off the railing at the Highway 99 overpass at Cohasset Road and Mangrove Avenue. Chico Police Traffic Sergeant Todd Lefkowitz arrived on scene and contacted a female subject who was standing outside of the railing and threatening to jump from the overpass. Sergeant Lefkowitz was able to quickly grab the female subject and a brief struggle ensued while the female was still dangling from the railing and actively trying to jump off. Sergeant Lefkowitz was successful in removing the female subject from the railing and pulled her to safety. Neither the female subject in crisis nor officers were injured during this incident. The female subject was taken for a mental health evaluation at a local facility. Traffic was temporarily closed to eastbound and westbound traffic at Cohasset Road and Mangrove Avenue along with northbound and southbound traffic on Highway 99 at the Cohasset Road off ramp.
Location: Mangrove Avenue/Cohasset Road Overpass
Date/Time: 12-01-2020 / 1:18 PM
Supervisor: OIC Cody Uebelhardt
Watch Commander: Lieutenant Mike Williams