CHICO – The Chico Police Department Street Crimes D Unit has been focused recently on the Esplanade Corrider as well as Bidwell Park.
This area of focus is in an effort to improve the quality of life for law abiding citizens who wish to enjoy the city.
68 arrests have been made so far this year in this focused oiperation. That total includes 22 arrests made during the week of June 15-22.
The stated mission of this Unit is “to impact the street level crime that affects the quality of life in this community. Robbery, burglary, gun and drug offenses, bike and other theft are all examples of the crime this team is tasked on addressing. The team is also focusing on keeping our public spaces safe.”
Recent arrests include –
27-year old Steve Meneses (resisting arrest);
58-year-old Albert Barquera (paraphernalia, parole violation);
49-year-old Kory Witt (drug sales, warrant);
25-year-old Connor Murgia (concealed dagger).