Increased Bidwell Park patrols lead to another arrest

Aug 20, 2015 9:11 PM by News Staff

Three people have been arrested in just two days, part of a Chico police operation aimed at cutting crime in Bidwell Park.

Chico police arrested Paul Oberheim after they caught him with a stolen bike in Lower Bidwell Park Thursday.

The bike had previously been reported stolen at the Chico State Police Department.

The patrols in Lower Park mark the second day in a row officers have patrolled the area in an effort to cut down on recent spikes in bike thefts, drug sales, and pollution.

A patrol in the early morning hours Wednesday netted two arrests, and two camping violations.

Police say the patrols will be occurring regularly.


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