Chico police are searching for a parolee after they say he ran from an officer while the officer was investigating a fraud case. (Tuesday, Nov 28.)
At about 3:30pm Police have closed Salem Street between 7th and 8th Streets and are waiting for a K9 officer to arrive on scene to do a search.
According to the Chico Police Department, the officer was investigating a fraud case at Smythe Tire Shop on Broadway when the suspect walked into the shop and immediately ran after seeing the officer.
Police believe the suspect is hiding somewhere on the block.
Police said the suspect was not in violation of the terms of his parole but is a suspect in the ongoing fraud investigation.
Chico Country Day school is on lockdown due to this incident.
Update at 4:06pm: #policeactivity continues in area of Salem St. between 7 and 8th. Wanted suspect search – avoid area. .@ButteSheriff .@csuchicopolice