Suspect arrested after being chased away from Chico neighborhood

A man was arrested on prowling-related charges after police said he was chased through a backyard in Chico.

Posted: Jul 12, 2019 10:36 AM
Updated: Jul 12, 2019 10:58 AM

CHICO, Calif. - A man was arrested on prowling-related charges after police said he was chased through a backyard in Chico.

Police first received reports of the incident around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. They were told that a man was being chased away from the backyard of someone's home on Jillian Lane. 

When officers responded to the scene, they spotted a man matching the suspected prowler's description walking into the Center for Spiritual Living on Hilary Lane. 

K-9 officer Odin helped find the suspect, 45-year-old Victor Petkus, hiding in a bathroom. He was determined to have an outstanding warrant for violating conditions of his post-release community supervision.

Additionally, officers charged the suspect with delaying a peace officer, since they were on the scene for more than one hour. 

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