Blotter: Gun threats, phone scams and intoxicated trespassing


Brian Luong

Chico Police

Call Type: Disturbance

Thursday 8:50 p.m., 1500 Springfield Drive

Suspect was escorted out of the store due to past shoplifting experiences. The suspect then became angry and threw a trash can at the window. No damages to the property were reported.

Call Type: Fraud

Friday 3:34 p.m., 3400 Brook Valley Commons

Victim received a fraudulent call from a suspect claiming to be an Apple employee. The suspect stated that her computer had a virus and that a payment was necessary. The victim then gave the suspect three Google Play gift card numbers over the phone worth $1,500. The phone number used by the suspect is no longer available. The victim later called Apple and was told that they had never contacted her and advised her to contact the FBI.

Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance

Friday 5:40 a.m., 00 Cobblestone Drive

An unknown subject was found sleeping on the reporting party’s living room couch. The reporting party believed that the subject had entered through a window. The subject was very intoxicated and believed that he was inside of his friend’s residence. The subject later left the apartment.

Call Type: Threat

Friday 1:30 a.m., West 2nd Street/Salem Street

An arrest was made outside of Madison Bear Garden. The subject was identified by Madison Bear Garden staff who stated that the subject threatened to get a gun, come back to the bar and “shoot up the place.”

Call Type: Theft

Saturday 7:25 p.m., 3000 Esplanade

Reporting party states that two handguns were stolen from a locked safe inside of their residence. The landlord of the residence states that the tenants in the basement have a history of stealing and believes that they are responsible. The residents downstairs later called stating that the landlord trespassed into their part of the residence. There have been ongoing issues between the landlord and tenants.

University Police

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