Car Sale Takes Unexpected Turn, Sellers Arrested for Assault

Car Sale Takes Unexpected Turn, Sellers Arrested for Assault

Helen Wilcox School on Autrey Lane | Google Maps

OROVILLE — On December 27th at around 4:50 PM, BCSO deputies arrived at Helen Wilcox School on Autrey Lane after a report of a pedestrian stricken by a vehicle.

It was determined during an investigation that a woman had found a vehicle for sale online and had arranged to meet the sellers — later identified as 19-year-old Paul Chirita and 19-year-old Adriana Pavich.

During the meeting, Chirita began physically attacking the woman and then searched her pockets. The woman’s husband then confronted the suspects, at which point they tried to escape in the car they were selling. The man tried to keep them at the scene by jumping on the hood of the car, but to no avail. He was thrown off and the two suspects fled. A BOLO was quickly issued.

It wasn’t long before the vehicle was spotted and stopped. Responding deputies interviewed the occupants, confirmed their identities and involvement in the assault, and placed them under arrest.

Pavich was booked into the Butte County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery, with bail set at $60,000. Chirita was booked for assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery, and outstanding warrants. His bail has been set at $70,000.

Car Sale Takes Unexpected Turn, Sellers Arrested for Assault was last modified: December 29th, 2016 by admin
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