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Chico police share identities, cite women wanted for disrupting City Council meeting

The Chico Police Department identified three women who caused a disturbance at the Chico City Council Meeting on April 20.

Posted: May 4, 2021 3:04 PM
Updated: May 5, 2021 11:36 AM

CHICO, Calif. (Update: 11:34 a.m.) – The Chico Police Department identified three women who caused a disturbance at the Chico City Council Meeting on April 20.

Diana Driess, 67, from Chico, Mary Lorene “Lori” Harris, 64, from Chico, and Courtney Allen 29, from Yuba City.

On Tuesday, police said the two Chico women have been cited for violation of penal code 403, for unlawfully breaking up a meeting. A warrant has been submitted to the Butte County District Attorney's Office for the third woman, a Sutter County resident.

RELATED: Chico police want your help identifying these 3 people from Tuesday's Council disruption

California Penal Code Section 403 explains, "Every person who, without authority of law, willfully disturbs or breaks up any assembly or meeting that is not unlawful in its character, other than an assembly or meeting referred to in Section 302 of the Penal Code or Section 18340 of the Elections Code, is guilty of a misdemeanor.”

The case has been investigated and submitted to the Butte County District Attorney’s Office for review. Officers said the community’s help led to the quick identification of these three women.

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