Chico, CA –
On 03/13/2019 at approximately 0815 hours, CPD officers were dispatched to a report of a vandalism at the Chico Cemetery, 881 Mangrove Avenue. A cemetery employee had discovered numerous headstones had been vandalized sometime during the previous night. When officers arrived, they discovered approximately 10-12 headstones located in the southwest portion of the property with various levels of damage to them. Some headstones appeared to have been broken while other headstones appeared to have been pushed over and sustained little to no damage. The cemetery staff assisted CPD officers with compiling a list of the affected headstones and identifying the specific damage to each one. Several CPD officers and Crime Scene Investigators canvased the grounds and surrounding businesses for evidence related to this incident.
At this time, there is no suspect(s) information. CPD officers will continue to investigate and follow-up on this incident. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Chico Police Department at (530) 897-4911.
Location: Chico Cemetery, 881 Mangrove Avenue
Date/Time: 03/13/2019 0815 hrs.
Victim: Chico Cemetery
Supervisor: Sgt. Jeff Durkin
Watch Commander: Cmdr. Jeramie Struthers