Chico teen arrested for alleged assault

Oct 13, 2014 11:04 AM by News Staff

A 13-year-old Chico boy was arrested Sunday morning after he allegedly fired a flare gun at a man who approached him about recent vehicle burglaries.

According to the Chico Police Department a 40-year-old Chico man saw the teen attempting to break into vehicles near the 1000 block of Adler Street around 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

The man questioned the teen about what he was doing, but the teen pulled out a flare gun and fired it at him. The flare missed hitting the man, but did ignite a small fire in the area.

The suspect fled the area, but was located around 2:40 p.m. in Chapmantown. He was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Juvenile Hall.


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