A man is arrested after attempting to run over a pedestrian. A witness reported to Chico Police around 1 Saturday morning that a driver of Chevy Silverado pickup had allegedly struck his vehicle and six other parked vehicles in a subdivision of West Eaton Road. Police say the driver of the suspected vehicle then turned toward the victim and allegedly drove towards him. The victim was able to get out of the way and was not harmed. A CHP officer later located the vehicle abandoned behind a restaurant on the Esplanade. Officers searched the area and found the suspsect running toward the PDQ Market on Eaton Road and the Esplanade. According to a Chico Police Department press release, the suspect, identified as 48-year-old James Rose was arrested for attempted assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run, and D-U-I.
Anyone with information related to this incident or anyone who may have incurred damage as a result of Rose's actions, are being asked to call the Chico Police Department at 897-4910.