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Man arrested following string of trailer thefts in Butte County

CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police Department arrested a man suspected of stealing four trailers in Butte County. Detectives with the Chico Police Department were alerted by CHP officers that a man named David Jones, 52, had arranged to sell a trailer on Facebook Marketplace at the parking lot of a nearby casino.
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2 tobacco businesses cited during decoy operation in Chico

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Police Department’s School Resource Unit conducted decoy operations with 22 tobacco stores in Chico for the past two weeks. Under the supervision of officers, a person under the age of 21 was sent into tobacco stores and attempted to buy tobacco or vape products.
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Part of Park Avenue in Yuba City closed due to car accident

YUBA CITY, Calif. - Park Avenue between B Street and Franklin Avenue in Yuba City will be temporarily closed due to a car accident, according to the Yuba City Police Department. A car crashed into a phone pole, PG&E are on scene, according to Yuba City Police, working to fix...

Gas thief targets Chico business

CHICO, Calif. - With sky-high prices at the pump, gas theft is on the rise and targeting one local restaurant. La Comida restaurant in Chico is warning others after discovering their company van was drained of all its gas over the weekend. Owner Mike Pavis said the van's gas tank...

Multiple boxes of fireworks stolen in Oroville

OROVILLE, Calif. - Multiple boxes full of firework products were stolen from the Feather River Gymnastics fireworks booth storage bin on Tuesday night in Oroville. The fireworks were going to be a part of the gymnastics' team fundraiser in Oroville, but now they are left with only nine boxes and are out about $11,000. The storage bin originally had about 45 boxes of firework products.

Chico Pedestrian Fatality at Intersection of Hartford and Forest

Accident at Hartford Drive Kills Elderly Pedestrian. A pedestrian fatality occurred in Chico on June 28 after an elderly woman was struck by a vehicle. The collision happened at about 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Hartford Drive at Forest Avenue. When officers with the Chico Police Department arrived at the scene, they discovered Martha Davis, 86, on the ground.

Chico Police Chief Matt Madden announces retirement

CHICO, Calif. — Chico Police Chief Matt Madden has announced plans to retire in September. Chief Madden has served in law enforcement for 30 years and has been with the Chico Police Department for 25 years. “It is my distinct honor and privilege to end my career as the...

Grand Jury: City of Oroville mismanaged

The Butte County Grand Jury's investigation focused on the Mayor, City Administrator and the City Council. The Butte County Grand Jury's investigation focused on the Mayor, City Administrator and the City Council.

PG&E to cash in on underground power line project

PARADISE, Calif. - Pacific Gas and Electric is working to put 10,000 miles of power lines underground in high fire risk areas but the company will make money on the project. "I was elected two days before the fire," said Paradise Mayor Steve Crowder. "We lost our home and business in the fire. I spent that day up here in Paradise, helping evacuate."

City of Chico Police Chief announces plans to retire

CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police Chief Matt Madden has announced his plans to retire in September after 30 years in law enforcement. Chief Madden served with the Chico Police Department for 25 years after starting his career with the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office. He was sworn in as a...

Forward progress of vegetation fire in South Oroville stopped

OROVILLE, Calif. - Firefighters stopped the forward progress of a vegetation fire in South Oroville that burned about five acres on Wednesday. CAL FIRE Butte Unit says it is assisting the Oroville Fire Department. The broke out after 4 p.m. in the area of Elgin Street in South Oroville. CAL...

City of Chico issues 7-day notices to homeless at Comanche Creek

CHICO, Calif. - The City of Chico began issuing seven-day notices to people camping at Comanche Creek. Interim City Manager Paul Hahn said the plaintiffs and the City of Chico agreed that the city could clear out the area at once, even though the settlement agreement says the city can only meet with a maximum of 50 homeless people at once.

City of Chico given permission to clear out Comanche Creek camps

CHICO, Calif. — After more than a year of legal battles and around two months of revamped homeless enforcement, the City of Chico has begun the process of clearing out roughly 100 people illegally camping inside the Comanche Creek Greenway in South Chico. The city began issuing seven-day notices...

Chico PD: Thief lists trailer for sale online before stealing it

CHICO, Calif. — Chico police have arrested a man they say stole at least four trailers and sold them to unsuspecting people on Facebook Marketplace. According to police, officers were contacted by the CHP after a victim reported meeting a man named David Jones at a nearby casino to purchase a trailer they had seen listed on Facebook. The buyer later learned the trailer was stolen when they tried to register it with DMV.