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Domestic abuser refused to leave victim’s home; arrest ended six-hour standoff

Domestic abuser refused to leave victim's home; arrest ended six-hour standoff

Tisha Cheney

March 8, 2018

A man left a mental facility and barricaded himself in his ex-wife's house in a standoff with police Wednesday. According to a press release, the Chico Police Department received an emergency call at 11:42 a.m. from a medical facility that claimed a patient David Arkos, 41, had left after making threats...

SWAT team prepares for raid

SWAT team waiting to conduct raid. Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

February 3, 2017

Chico police SWAT team and emergency medical services were waiting early Friday morning in the university stadium parking lot. Approximately 15 SWAT officers armed with assault weapons, shields, and battering rams were waiting in a Chico State parking lot. Officers were holding for additional intelli...

Armed robber suspect arrested after 11 hour standoff

Standoff between SWAT team members and Edward Walcott went long into the night till Walcott was force to leave his building  at 12:22 a.m. Photo credit: George Johnston

February 8, 2016

A suspect for armed robbery has been arrested early this morning after an 11 hour standoff with Chico Police. According to a police press release, a male suspect robbed a Money Saver market on Park Avenue at gunpoint around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. He fled to an apartment on Oakdale Street after his r...

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