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Chico Police Officer injured while making arrest

A Chico Police Officer was injured Friday night while trying to arrest a Chico man for being drunk in public.

Posted: May 10, 2019 11:17 PM
Updated: May 11, 2019 9:32 AM

CHICO, Calif. -- A Chico Police Officer was injured Friday night while trying to arrest a Chico man for being drunk in public on Abbott Circle.

Chico Police said when officers tried to arrest 39-year-old David Boychuck, Boychuck ran off.

One officer who tried to arrest Boychuck hit his head against a wall, receiving minor injuries.

The injured officer called for emergency assistance, prompting several other police cars to show up.

Boychuck is in a local hospital with minor injuries. Police said he will be booked into the Butte County Jail. He is facing charges including being drunk in public and resisting arrest.

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