Chico Police Make Lewd Conduct Arrest in Lower Bidwell Park

On 08/28/2011 at 1408 hours, officers were dispatched to the area of South One-Mile Recreation Area for the report of a male adult engaging in lewd acts in front of adults and children. The adults and children were attending a… Continue Reading


Pettersen Motorsports’ Car Show, BBQ to Benefit Chico PD K-9 Unit

Mark Pettersen, owner of Pettersen Motorsports, contacted the Chico Police Department requesting to conduct a fund raiser for the Police K9 Unit. On Saturday, August 27th, 2011 at noon, the event will take place at Pettersen Motorsports, 2961 Highway 32,… Continue Reading


Alert Off-Duty Chico Officer Catches Car Thief

On 8/23/2011 at 1722 hrs, an off-duty Chico Police officer was in the Target store parking lot on E. 20th Street. He saw a subject known to him from prior arrests behaving suspiciously in the parking lot. He saw the… Continue Reading


Police Warn: Leave Valuables at Home When Visiting Parks

In the interest of crime prevention, the Chico Police Department is reminding the public about the potential for thefts from vehicles, particularly in the upper Bidwell Park area. Over the past two weeks, Chico PD has received reports of 3… Continue Reading


Aero Union Closes, 2 Weeks After Canceled Forest Contract

Chico employees of Aero Union who were commuting to Sacramento were told Friday their jobs are gone and the air tanker business is being closed. They were told they could pick up their final checks on Monday, according to an… Continue Reading


Chico Police Ask For Help Locating Pair Suspected in Burglary

CHICO, Calif. — Tara Patterson and Chase Forcier are wanted for a residential burglary committed on 6/21/2011. They were seen leaving the scene of a burglary where jewelry and a laptop computer were taken. Police are releasing their photographs in… Continue Reading


Decoy Operation Catches 3 Chico Businesses Selling Alcohol to Minor

On 07/25/2011, members of the Chico Police Department’s TARGET team conducted a Minor Decoy operation at 11 off-sale alcohol licensees in the Chico area. The Minor Decoy Operation involves minors who work under the direct supervision of officers. On 7/25/2011… Continue Reading


Former Redding, Chico Airtanker Firm Loses U.S. Forest Service Contract

The U.S. Forest Service has terminated its contract with Redding-founded Aero Union of Sacramento, which provided six airtankers for fire control, but a forest service official said the agency still has adequate aircraft for this wildfire season. The contract was… Continue Reading