Police Department News Releases

Police Department Press Releases


The Press Information Office is a central location for the media and community to obtain information and press releases regarding the newsworthy events in which the Chico Police Department has played a role.

Media outlets and public agencies wishing to receive department press releases submit an email address here.

Press Releases and Public Service Announcements are also available on the Chico Police Department Facebook Page


Pedestrian Struck by Train


On September 20, 2020, at approximately 4:50 AM, a pedestrian attempted to cross the railroad tracks on W. Sacramento Avenue just before a Union Pacific train passed through.  A witness advised that the crossing arms, bells and lights were functioning.   The subject was unsuccessful, and a CPD officer located him lying on the roadway just west of the railway.  The subject was conscious, but seriously injured.  CFD, EMS, and additional CPD officers responded to administer aid, block W.



Case# 20-005129

On September 20, 2020, at approximately 4:45 AM, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to a local hospital to contact a possible assault victim. From the victim’s description, it is believed the assault took place in the Ricky Court area. The victim’s injuries were consistent to being struck with an object. The suspect is described as large male adult. If you have any information about the incident, please contact Chico Police Department and refer to report number 20-005129.
Location: W. 20th Street, possible Ricky Ct area
Victim: Withheld
Suspect: Unknown


Violence Suppression Unit (VSU)

The Chico Police Department has created a new police unit to help reduce crime in our community. The former C Team was responsible for patrolling the south campus and downtown area during the academic year, transitioning to a street level crime unit during the winter and summer months. For a variety of reasons, including the Covid-19 Pandemic, there has been an increase in Part 1 crimes, to include violent crime. In an effort to reduce these types of criminal behaviors, the Chico Police Department will be reassigning C team to the Violence Suppression Unit (VSU) on September 17, 2020.


Update*** Missing Womans Suffering Dementia

Case# 20-005073

On 9/18/20 at approximately 12:30 am, Callen was located by Chico Police Officers.  She is healthy and re-united with her loved ones.



Missing Woman suffering from Dementia



Case# 20-005041

On 09/16/20 at approximately 6:37am a citizen reported a vegetation fire near Big Chico Creek in 1100 block of Bidwell Ave.  The citizen reported an unknown male walked by her and told her, “Michelle did it”.  The fire was extinguished by the Chico Fire Department.


Robbery Home Invasion

Case# 20-5004

On the above date and time Chico Police officers contacted three individuals, Shayla Robins-Bailey, Matthew Considine, and Joseph Lawrence, at the above location.  All three suspects arrived in a vehicle driven by Robins-Bailey, as the officers enjoyed a cup of coffee in the parking lot.


Not So Sophisticated Criminals

Case# 20-004972

On 09/12/20 at 9:24pm a citizen reported a stalled vehicle on the Skyway Blvd. overcrossing at Hwy 99.  The citizen provided dispatch with a license plate, and thought it was suspicious the female driver was taking property out of the vehicle. The plate was registered as stolen vehicle and officers responded to scene.


Fatal Collision

Case# 20-004959

On Sept 11th 2020 at about 9:15 pm, the Chico Police Department received a 911 call of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Nord Avenue at La Linda Lane.  Police Officers and Chico Fire Personnel responded to the scene and located the pedestrian unresponsive. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where lifesaving efforts were performed. However, the pedestrian succumbed to their injuries as a result of the collision.


Arson Arrest

Case# 20-004865

On September 7th, 2020, at approximately 4:30 AM, the Chico Police Department received a report of arson that had occurred in the Chico Mall, located in the 1900 block of E. 20th Street, Chico. Chico Mall security personnel reported that an unknown suspect had set fire to the large clothing donation trailer located in the mall parking lot.


Officer Injured During Violent Assault

Case# 20-004858

On September 6th, 2020, at approximately 6:54 pm, Chico Police officers responded to West 8th Avenue and Nord Avenue on the report of a welfare check. It was reported that a male subject was walking in the roadway, possibly intoxicated. When officers arrived, they attempted to make contact with a male subject matching the description. The subject later identified as 21-year-old Aaron Dugger; ignored officers and walked away. Duggar than began walking between houses and ultimately jumped a fence into the rear yard of an occupied residence in the 1800 block of Lodge Pine Lane.



Case# 20-004855

On 09/05/20 at approximately 7:42 pm, an alert citizen saw two male subjects checking door handles to a closed business in the area of 600 Country Dr. (UHAUL).  The citizen called 911 to report the suspicious activity and a description of the suspects was provided to dispatch. 



Sexual Assault

Case# 20-004018

Over the past couple of weeks, the Chico Police Department has been investigating allegations against a teacher who works at a school in the Chico Unified School District. A former student of the teacher reported that she was a victim of on-going sexual abuse while she was attending the school. Based off information obtained during the investigation, detectives from the Chico Police Department contacted the


Fatal Traffic Collision

Case# 20-004367

On 8-14-2020 at approximately 10:19 pm, the Chico Police Department received a 911 call of a single-vehicle traffic collision involving a motorcycle on Skyway just west of Potter Road. Officers from the police department and personnel from the Chico Fire Department responded to the scene and located the rider of the motorcycle unresponsive. The rider was transported to a local hospital where lifesaving efforts were performed. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist succumbed to their injuries as a result of the collision.


Commercial Burglary – E Park Avenue

Case #: 20-004247


Chico, CA

On 8/09/2020 Chico Police Department was notified by an employee of Industrial Power Products on E. Park Ave, Chico, that the business had been burglarized during the night.  The employee, who didn’t arrive at the business until approximately 0800 hours, found the security gates removed from the front of the business, and multiple power tools missing from inside the business. 


Fatal Vehicle Collision

Case# 20-004194


On August 6th, 2020 at about 0730 hours, Chico Police Department responded to a vehicle versus a pedestrian collision at the roundabout intersection of Yosemite Drive and Idyllwild Circle. Upon arrival Officers discovered that the pedestrian suffered fatal injuries from the collision.  Due to the severity of the injuries, Chico Police Major Accident Investigation Team was activated and responded to the scene. 


Police Press Releases

Press Releases

Date: 8-3-2020

In an effort to continue to inform the public of recent arrests through a Police Press Release, beginning August 5th, 2020, the Chico Police Department Press Releases can be viewed on the City of Chico website at under the Police Department page.  The Press Releases can also be found on our Chico Police Crime Map at  The Police Press Releases will no longer be posted to the Chico Police Department Facebook page.



Suicidal Subject Rescued

Case# 20-004162

On August 4th, 2020, at 9:23 AM the Chico Police Department received a report that a suicidal male had slit his wrists and was hanging over the bridge located in the 1000 block of Main Street, Chico. Chico Police Officers and Butte EMS Medics arrived at the bridge and observed a 47-year old male cutting his wrists and suffering from exsanguination while lying upon a small ledge beyond the bridge railing. The bridge spanned Little Chico Creek, which was dry and rocky, approximately 20 feet below the landing.


Elder Abuse Arrest

Case# 20-004043

On 7/28/20, at approximately 11:47PM, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to a local business on Walnut Street because an individual stated he had been assaulted in Depot Park located at 431 Cedar Street. A Chico Police Officer arrived and contacted an elderly victim who had injuries consistent with being assaulted.

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