Oroville CHP and police search for man who fled traffic stop

Officer Thompson from CHP Oroville says that they are looking for a man who fled on foot during a traffic stop.

Posted: Nov 17, 2019 10:50 AM
Updated: Nov 17, 2019 11:45 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. - Officer Thompson from CHP Oroville says that they are looking for a man who fled on foot during a traffic stop.

Thompson said he pulled over the man just before 9 a.m. on Sunday for failing to yield near East Grand Avenue and Antler Drive in Oroville.

When the man was out of the vehicle, Thompson said the man fled on foot.

Butte County Sheriff's Office and Oroville Police helped CHP look for him.

CHP's helicopter was also called out.

CHP says it does not have the man's name at this time.

It also does not believe that this man poses any threat to the public.

Once officers have this man in custody, he will be arrested for wreckless driving and felony evasion.

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