Man arrested on campus for burglary


Aaron Richmond was arrested on campus. Photo credit: Chico Police Department.

Chico Police have arrested Aaron Richmond who was found in possession of reported stolen items.

The 18-year-old was approached while illegally camping in a sleeping bag in the Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater on campus, according to the Chico Police Department. Officers found numerous stolen credit cards, a US passport, and loose change scattered nearby.

Richmond was found sleeping in middle of a walkway under a sleeping bag. Photo courtesy of Chico Police Department
Many stolen items were found around his camp area. Photo courtesy of Chico Police Department

Once CPD confirmed that the materials surrounding the suspect’s sleep area were stolen, he was arrested and the female owner of the belongings was notified. She was the victim of a car theft Tuesday evening in the 500 block of Vallombrosa Avenue. The belongings found had been reported to be inside the car.

A car was reported stolen on Tuesday evening. Image courtesy of Chico Police Department.


The suspect was arrested for burglary, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, burglary tools and stolen property. He was transported to the Butte County Jail.

Many items were found around Richmond’s camping area including a window-punch device. Image courtesy of Chico Police Department.

For further information contact CPD Press Information Officer Julia Yarbough at (530)897-5812 or [email protected].

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