Man arrested in Upper Bidwell Park for making threats

Nov 26, 2015 1:57 AM by Alan Marsden

Chico police officers arrested a man Wednesday afternoon they say was making threats to a visitor at Upper Bidwell Park. The victim said a man threatened to kill him. It's unclear what sparked the confrontation or if the two knew each other. When the victim saw that that threatening man was waiting for him at the Upper Park exit, he called police.

Officers arrived around 3:30 p.m. and found the suspect Edward James Eastes, 33, with a loaded handgun and a replica grenade in his car. Upper Park was closed for a time because of the incident. Eastes was taken into custody for making threats and carrying a load gun in a vehicle.


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