Police swarm residence on Magnolia Avenue searching for carjacking suspect

There was heavy police activity on Magnolia Avenue in Chico on Monday.

Posted: Mar 11, 2019 4:14 PM

CHICO, Calif. - There was heavy police activity on Magnolia Avenue in Chico on Monday.

Authorities told Action News Now that officers were dispatched to a home on Magnolia Avenue between W. 7th and W. 8th Avenues for a probation search. They were searching for a suspect possibly connected to a carjacking that happened in the area Sunday night. 

Lieutenant Billy Aldridge said that one resident jumped the fence and tried to run away.

Officers connected the home to previous weapon- and drug-related incidents, Aldridge said. Others in the home also tried to flee but officers surrounded the area.

Police arrested one man on charges of resisting arrest. 

Authorities have not identified a suspect involved in the carjacking. 

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates. 

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