Police issue half a dozen camping citations in Lower Bidwell

Sep 1, 2015 12:05 PM by News Staff

Chico police continued their ramped up efforts to reduce crime in Bidwell Park Tuesday morning, and issued six camping citations near One Mile.

Chico Police Officers and Chico Park Rangers conducted a joint patrol operation in Bidwell Park around 5:30 a.m.

Six unlawful camping citations and another citation for an illegal campfire were issued.

As they entered the park, officers spotted one man fleeing, but he left behind a backpack and a bicycle. Police are in the process of checking records to determine if the bike is stolen.

In the last two weeks Chico police have arrested at least three people and issued a handful of camping violations in Lower Bidwell Park. The department says the patrols will be occurring regularly as they work to cut recent spikes in bike thefts, drug sales, and pollution.


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