SEVERE WX : Fire Weather Watch View Alerts

Dog Saves Girl from Assault in Chico, Police Search for Suspect

Chico Police are on the look out for a man who allegedly tried to assault a 12 year old girl.

Posted: Apr 9, 2018 4:47 AM

Chico Police are on the look out for a man who allegedly tried to assault a 12 year old girl.


Chico Police say the girl was walking with her dog in the area of E. 12th Street and Park Avenue at around 8:30 Sunday, when a man tried to grab her. The dog, a boxer, reportedly growled and snapped at the suspect, prevening him from harming the girl. The victim then fled to her home and notified her parents.

Chico Police say the suspect was last seen running westbound on E. 12th Street toward Park Avenue. Chico Police searched the area, but the man is still reportedly at large. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, possibly Hispanic or Indian, thin in build with a dark colored beard or goatee. He had dark, long hair when was in a bun or ponytail. The suspect was wearing a tan camouflage coat. The victim also stated the suspect had strong body odor and appeared to be disheveled.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or may have information useful to the identification of the suspect, is asked to call the Chico Police Department at (530) 897-4911.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 333357

Reported Deaths: 7089
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1363573824
Riverside25748550
Orange25255424
San Diego19929422
San Bernardino19502307
Fresno828288
Imperial7977136
Alameda7976148
San Joaquin698870
Kern660198
Santa Clara6542167
Tulare5942152
Sacramento571483
Stanislaus497351
Contra Costa485290
San Francisco459050
Ventura424653
San Mateo4045112
Santa Barbara393131
Marin370232
Kings297039
Monterey279018
Solano207528
Merced188412
Sonoma181916
Placer111411
San Luis Obispo10065
Yolo92928
Madera8938
Santa Cruz5693
Napa5184
Lassen4280
Sutter4034
San Benito3622
Butte3384
El Dorado3070
Shasta2006
Yuba1983
Glenn1760
Humboldt1654
Nevada1631
Mendocino1320
Lake1211
Colusa1130
Tehama1071
Tuolumne730
Calaveras670
Del Norte610
Mono521
Siskiyou410
Amador400
Inyo351
Mariposa321
Plumas190
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
93° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 93°
Oroville
Clear
93° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 93°
Paradise
Few Clouds
93° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 93°
Chester
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 87°
Red Bluff
Clear
98° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 98°
Willows
Few Clouds
93° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 93°
Tuesday was another hot day for northern California, but a slight shift in our weather pattern Wednesday will make it hotter for everyone.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events