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Yesterday | via Chico Enterprise-Record
As California Highway Patrol investigators Thursday complete work at the scene of a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday just before midnight on Pearson Road in Paradise, wreckers load debris into the Toyota 4Runner before towing it. The driver survived the crash but was shot by a Paradise police officer. Comment?
Tuesday | via Chico Enterprise-Record
Oroville >> The first man arrested in the Chico Police Department's bait bike operation was sentenced to three years probation with 180 days in the Butte County Jail. Garrett Douglas Brashears, 30, pleaded to grand theft, two counts of petty theft and possession of burglary tools in early November. Comment?
Tuesday | via Paradise Post
Paradise >> A Paradise man was shot in the chest late Monday night during an apparent home invasion robbery attempt in Paradise. Police say the victim, Adam Jerome Wrangham, 31, died early Tuesday morning at Enloe Medical Center due to his wounds. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 24 | via Chico Enterprise-Record
Corning >> A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured in an accident Monday night that the California Highway Patrol is attributing to driving under the influence. About 8:30 p.m. Monday, according to a CHP accident report, Skye Smith, 39, of Corning, was speeding southbound on Highway 99W, just south of Liberal Avenue, southwest of Corning. Comment?
Sunday Nov 22 | via Chico Enterprise-Record
Chico >> A Chico man was arrested at around 2 a.m. Saturday after hitting a curb on West Third and Chestnut streets while attempting to flee from police. Chico police officers tried to stop the driver of a Mercedes-Benz that was seen driving recklessly on West Second Street near Salem Street before the car sped away. Comment?
Thursday Nov 19 | via 95.5 3WS
"The Daily Mail" obtained security footage of one of the terrorists in Paris shooting up a restaurant last Friday. It's a pizza place called Casa Nostra, where five people were killed. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 18 | via Chico Enterprise-Record
Oroville >> David Larry Huff, the Tehama County man accused of robbing a Chico bank last year, pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Huff's attorney, Robert Marshall, entered for the defendant a not guilty plea to a single count of second-degree felony robbery in Butte County Superior Court. Comment?
Monday Nov 16 | via Chico Enterprise-Record
Oroville >> A jury has convicted an Oroville man for a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting on Highway 70 that killed one last year. On Monday, the Butte County Superior Court panel convicted Ker Vang, 24, on seven felony counts, including second-degree murder for the Oct. 6, 2014, death of Jar Pao Lee of Oroville. Comment?
Thursday Nov 12 | via Chico Enterprise-Record
Chico >> The man shot and killed by a Chico police officer Tuesday has been identified as 34-year-old Eddie Sanchez of Paradise, according to the Butte County Coroner's Office. Sanchez, police said, was a suspect in a recent string of armed robberies in Chico, and he was gunned down outside a home in the 600 block of Pomona Avenue, near West Seventh Street. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 11 | via KRCR
The man who died during an officer-involved shooting was connected with a recent string of robberies in the area, according to officials with the Chico Police Department. Police released more information about the incident during a news conference Tuesday night. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 10 | via Chico Enterprise-Record
A man is taken into custody at the scene where another man was shot by a police officer a few hours earlier Tuesday on Pomona and Seventh Street in Chico. Chico >> A Chico police detective Tuesday shot and killed a man who was believed to be armed outside a southwest Chico home, police said. Comment?
Monday Nov 2 | via Mercury-Register
Chico >> Chico police were kept plenty busy by the revelry over the Halloween weekend, but the festivities were largely free of violence, officials said. Roughly 150 officers and agents from multiple area law enforcement agencies were scheduled to patrol each day of the event weekend, which started Thursday afternoon for police. Comment?
Friday Oct 30 | via Mercury-Register
Oroville >> A physical education teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with two high school students, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office. Lindsay Himmelspach, 33, of Chico, was arrested Friday at Las Plumas High School and booked into Butte County Jail on two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, two counts of communicating with a minor for purposes of committing sexual acts and two counts of communicating with a minor to commit a lewd or lascivious act, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 28 | via Chico Enterprise-Record
David Larry Huff, 66, was arrested without incident at his Cottonwood residence by Chico police detectives, who were helped by the Police Department's Target Team and Tehama County sheriff's deputies, according to a Chico police news release. Huff was booked into Butte County Jail in Oroville on a single charge of bank robbery, according to the release. 1 comment
Oct 19, 2015 | via Mercury-Register
Chico >> A Chico man who allegedly stashed drugs and assault weapons in a Nord Avenue storage unit has been arrested. Dominic Montellaro, 23, was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale, possession of cocaine for sale and possession of assault weapons, according to a Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force news release. Comment?
Oct 14, 2015 | via Paradise Post
Police say they arrived at a home in the 1600 block of Jaramillo Lane at about 6:12 p.m. to arrest Andrew David Acklin Jr., 30. But police say that Acklin fled into the canyon east of Edgewood Lane. Officers then set up a perimeter and sought assistance from two Butte County Sheriff's deputies as well as a CHP helicopter. Comment?
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