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UPDATED: Police have made an arrest in Saturday's stabbing incident that occurred near the intersection of Notre Dame Blvd. and Morrow Lane.

Posted: Feb 23, 2019 3:53 PM
Updated: Feb 24, 2019 8:05 PM

Updated 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 - A suspect in the Saturday stabbing incident in south Chico was identified and arrested on Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. on Sunday police arrested Sterling Steinmetz for assault with a deadly weapon.

Steinmetz was identified as the suspect after police interviewed witnesses.

Steinmetz is now in the Butte County Jail. (Original story from Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 appears under this photo)


CHICO, Calif. - A man was stabbed in the abdomen in North Chico Saturday morning, and police are still searching for a suspect.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Saturday a report was made about the stabbing that occurred near Notre Dame Blvd. and Morrow Ln. in south Chico.

When police responded they found a man who was suffering from a stab wound to his abdomen, which was non life threatening. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The victim told Chico police he had been in an argument with a male suspect over some personal property. The argument escalated into a physical fight, he told officers. At some point during the argument the victim said he was stabbed by the suspect.

This suspect was last seen walking southbound on Notre Dame Blvd.

He is described as a 25-30 year old white male adult who was wearing a black hat and short black pants. Multiple tatoos were visible on his lower legs. He is described as a Chico transient.

Chico Police would like anyone with information about this stabbing to call them at (530) 897-4900.

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