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Chico Resident Helps Officers Detain Wanted Felon in Home Robbery

A Chico resident helped officers detain a wanted felon that he caught trying to burglarize his home.

Posted: Feb 8, 2019 10:13 AM
Updated: Feb 8, 2019 10:14 AM

CHICO, Calif. - A Chico resident helped officers detain a wanted felon that he caught trying to burglarize his home.

The Chico Police Department received a report of a home burglary around 4:30 a.m. on Friday on Lazy S Lane. 

The caller reported that her husband was involved in a fight with the suspect. 

Officers found the resident holding the suspect, Kevin Fraser Govan, 31, on the floor of the garage upon arrival. Another family member had put wrist restraints made out of zip-ties on the suspect. 

Officers located several knives including a switchblade in and near Govan's possession. He was also in possession of narcotics paraphernalia. 

Govan received facial injuries during the altercation, but nobody else was injured. 

He was treated at a local hospital and was then booked into Butte County Jail. He was booked on charges of burglary, theft from an automobile, possession of a switchblade knife, and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. 

Officers said that Govan is a convicted felon and has outstanding felony arrest warrants from the Sacramento County Sheriff's for: 

  • Automobile theft

  • Possession of stolen property

  • Felon in possession of a firearm

  • Felon in possession of ammunition 

  • Carrying a concealed firearm

He also has outstanding warrants from the Butte County Sheriff's Office for: 

  • Felon in possession of tear gas

  • Possession of controlled substances

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