KPAY News Archives for 2019-12

Chico Police Gang Unit Finds Stabbing Suspect

32-year-old Stephen Campbell was arrested Thursday for a stabbing incident that took place in September near the intersection of West 3rd and Cedar streets. According to Chico Police, the victim suffered from multiple stab wounds and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Campbell was arrested on multiple charges including attempted murder and criminal gang activity.

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Confrontation at the Jesus Center

50-year-old Vincent Paiz arrived to the 12 hundred block of Park Avenue in a Toyota pickup and confronted the victim, allegedly attempting to stab him several times before 8 Wednesday morning. Paiz reportedly suffered many injuries as the victim fought back. The victim reportedly suffered a non life threatening stab wound. Paiz drove away, but police caught up with him in the area of 5th and Wall streets and placed him under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon.

According to Chico Police, an investigation found that both men have had on-going problems. They were both taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.

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Canadian Man Arrested in Butte County UPDATE

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey announced Tuesday that his office will not pursue drug trafficking charges for 28-year-old Brandon Teixeira. This will open the way for Teixeira to be extradited to Canada to face homicide charges. Those charges stem from the 2017 shooting death of 28-year-old Nicolas Khabra in Surrey, British Columbia, according to Global News. He was taken into custody Sunday on the 100 block of Weedy Way in Oroville.

Butte County Sheriff's investigators believe Teixeira had been hiding out in Oroville for about a year.

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Chico Police Turn in Your Vape Campaign Update

The Chico Police Department says that their Turn in Your Vape Campaign has gained traction. The campaign was launched three weeks ago by the department's School Resource Unit where they asked teens to turn in the vaping products, no questions asked, and in return for coupons for local businesses. In the past three weeks the School According to a Chico Police Department press relesae, the Resource Unit has obtained about 17 refillable vape devices and 19 single use devices from high school youths.

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Chico Man Arrested for Child Pornography

The Butte County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday the arrest of 69 year old Paul Vigil of Chico. He was picked up late last month in an investigation that stretches back to August. According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office, detectives allegedly found evidence of child pornography when they searched a residence in the 200 block of West First Avenue. They believe it was downloaded from the Internet. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Jason Miller at (530) 538-7671.

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A Wanted Man From British Columbia Arrested in Oroville

A most wanted fugitive from British Columbia was arrested in Butte County. The U-S Marshal's Office contacted the Butte County Sheriff's Office in November that they had information that 28-year-old Brandon Teixeira, who was wanted for homicide in Canada, could be in the Oroville area. On Sunday the Sheriff's Office SWAT Team and the Chico P-D SWAT Team along with other law enforcement agencies served a search warrant at a home on Weedy Way. Authorities say Teixeira attempted to escape and allegedly rammed an armored vehicle with his car. He then exited his vehicle and was taken in custody with the help of a K-9.
According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office, another man with Teixeira, identified as 30-year-old Jeff Guerrier of New York was arrested for harboring a wanted felon and for various drug charges.
The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with additional information on this case to contact Sergeant Pat McNelis or Sergeant Sam Burnett at 538-7671.

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Body Found in Lindo Channel

Chico Police and Fire personnel responded to a report of a body in the Lindo Channel late last week. That body was found near the Esplanade before 2:30 Friday afternoon. According to police, the deceased was a female transient, but her identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification. According to Chico Police, there were no signs of foul play and that the cause of death is pending an autopsy.

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Chico Resisting Arrest

Police received a report of a physical fight between a homeless man and a security officer at the AM PM on the Esplanade around 1:45 Saturday afternoon. Officers arrived and contacted the man, who they ordered to the ground. However, the man reportedly backed into the store where he continued to ignore officers. He was finally taken into custody, however, he allegedly gave a false name. Officers later learned his true identity as 34-year-old Jeremy Underwood. He was arrested for resisting arrest and providing false information to a law enforcement officer.

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Shots Fired at Chico Birthday Party Arrest

Chico Police received reports of a shooting at a residence on West 1st Avenue after 5 Friday evening. Witnesses told officers that the suspect, 32-year-old Gilberto Corona had fled the area in a Toyota Tacoma. Officers found the suspect's pick up on Nord Avenue and searched it. Officers reportedly found a handgun along with methamphetamine, items used for the sale of controlled substances, and counterfeit currency. More drugs were allegedly found on Corona. According to police, Corona was also the subject of an unrelated felony no-bail Post Release Community Supervision warrant. He was arrested for numerous charges. Police say no one at the birthday party was injured in the incident.

Chico Police say this was the 5th incident in little over a week that officers found an unregistered, privately manufactured firearm on a person prohibited from possessing firearms and confiscated.

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