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Chico Police arrest one person wanted for terrorist threats

The Chico Police Department's street crimes team says they arrested one person who was wanted for making terrorist threats in Yuba City.

Posted: Jan 5, 2020 3:05 PM
Updated: Jan 5, 2020 3:48 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Police Department's street crimes team says they arrested one person who was wanted for making terrorist threats in Yuba City.

Police say, Melvin Mikell, 56, was arrested for a felony warrant for Terrorist Threats. Mikell was wanted by Yuba City Detectives for an incident that occurred in their jurisdiction.
Chico PD D-Unit Officers conducted surveillance and authored and served a search warrant resulting in the arrest of Mikell and collection of evidence for the case.

During the CSU Chico and Butte College Winter Intersession, the Chico Police Department has deployed the Street Crimes D Unit to address the Quality of Life Crimes that adversely affect the residents of the City of Chico. The mission of this Street Crimes D Unit is to impact the street-level crime that affects the quality of life in this community.

The team is focusing on keeping our public spaces safe. During Week 3, the Street Crimes D-Unit was dedicated to locating and arresting a subject wanted by an outside agency for making terrorist threats.

From Dec. 19, 2019, to Jan. 5 2019, the Street Crimes Unit made 24 arrests within the City of Chico.

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