On 11/14/20 at approximately 3:25 PM, Chico Police Dispatch as
contacted by a stolen vehicle victim. The victim had reported
their 1993 Nissan Maxima stolen the previous day. The victim
reported the discovery of their vehicle near W. 11th Ave and
Esplanade. Officers were dispatched to the area and began
searching. Officers observed the vehicle driving near W. East Ave
and Alamo. Fortunately for Officers, and unfortunately for the
car thief, it did not appear that the suspect knew the area.
Several wrong turns placed the suspect in a dead-end cul-de-sac.
The driver fled the vehicle and attempted to flee into the Lindo
Channel. Heavy brush and a quick response by Officers, allowed
Chico Police Officers to apprehend the suspect a short time
later. A passenger in the vehicle, Brianna Reed (30 yrs old) was
also taken into Police custody. She was later determined to have
a felony warrant for her arrest.
The vehicle did not appear to receive any damage during the short pursuit and during its unlawful possession by the suspect. The driver was identified as Frederick Simarro (49 yrs. old). Simarro was arrested for the following offenses: 10851(a) CVC: Stolen Vehicle, 148(a)(1) PC : Resisting or Delaying a Peace Officer , 23103(a) CVC: Reckless Driving and 2800.1(a) CVC: Evading a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle.
Location: W. 11th Ave and W. Lindo Ave
Date/Time: 11/14/20 3:25 PM
Incident Case Number: 20-006257
Victims: Names Withheld
Suspect: Frederick Simarro (49 yrs. old)
Supervisor: Sgt. Nick Bauer
Watch Commander: Lt. Rodden
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