Chico PD shuts down streets while looking for suspect

The search for a suspect prompted streets to be blocked off and a school to go on lockdown in downtown Chico.

Posted: Nov 28, 2017 6:00 PM
Updated: Nov 29, 2017 1:09 AM

The search for a suspect prompted streets to be blocked off and a school to go on lockdown in downtown Chico.

Tuesday afternoon, an officer was investigating a fraud case at Smyth Tire.

As they were doing a follow up investigation, the suspect they were looking for in the case arrived at the business.

Officers said when the suspect saw the officer he took off and a foot pursuit began from 7th street towards Broadway.

Police set up a perimeter and shutdown the roads between Broadway and Salem, and 7th and 8th Streets.

"Just as we were about to finish up, the suspect jumped up from a hidden area and took off running towards Broadway." said Chico Police Commander Billy Aldridge "We had officers in the area who quickly apprehended him."

Police arrested 32-year old Andrew Gasway, who also goes by the alias of Andrew Stigall.

He is charged with resisting arrest, parole violation and charges from the fraud investigation.

Officers say they put Chico Country Day School on lockdown for about 45-minutes while they searched for the suspect.

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