Crime is most certainly on the rise in Chico – ask your gas station attendant

22 Dec

For years now crime has been on the rise in Chico, and city “leaders” have repeatedly tried to deny that fact while also telling us we need to give the cops more money, higher salaries, and “defined benefits” for all their sacrifice. Our city Staff and Council also refuse to believe that the Shelter Crisis Designation they just reinstituted has anything to do with it.

Just after 6 a.m. the station in Chico located next to the Co-Op was robbed and the suspect got away. This same gas station was robbed exactly one week ago at just after 1 a.m. where the suspect also got away.

Simply put, we have criminals moving freely all over town while you can’t get a cop when you need one. It’s the funniest thing – the more we increase the cop budget, the more cops we hire, the more crime we seem to get. It reminds me of Looney Tunes – Elmer Fudd sticks his gun in the knot hole and it comes out pointed at him.

Chico Police tell Action News Now, they typically see an increase in crime during the holiday season and say their patrol teams are aware of these robberies and are working to keep adequate officers staffed for patrols to protect the community. They believe this gas station was targeted twice because it has late hours and a lot of foot traffic in general due to it being in the heart of downtown.

Here we see that the police are aware of the problem but don’t post a cop to watch the station? Are they saying this business shouldn’t exist, or at least that they shouldn’t try to provide service 24 hours a day? Cause that would mean the cops would have to provide service 24 hours a day? Maybe folks living and doing business Downtown should expect to shelter in place after dark?

This is insubordination on the part of Chico PD. They’ve allowed Downtown Chico to become a crime zone. And council just keeps handing then raises and hiring new positions. Cops use criminals to keep the rest of us in line, keep us paying our taxes.

Well, it’s raining, and not donuts. You know what that means for the rinky-dink.

4 Responses to “Crime is most certainly on the rise in Chico – ask your gas station attendant”

  1. Tim Taylor December 22, 2021 at 7:56 am #

    The police don’t like convenience stores that sell alcohol in single containers and don’t help the business. In Sacramento they were trying to shut down a store for high crime rates around it blaming the store? Might be the same reason why police are not watching the place wanting the store to close. But if they close, crime just moves to another location and then police blames them. Easier than making an arrest and all the trouble of paperwork when the governor has opened the jails for most criminal activities. No bail law has made a revolving door for criminals and gangs and the reason for smash and grabs. Nothing will happen to the criminal just a please appear in court request. We trust our criminal in California 🤣

    • Juanita Sumner December 23, 2021 at 5:14 am #

      I think you’ve got that right Tim. I think cops manage and manipulate crime rather than eradicate it because they need criminals to keep their jobs and their fat salaries and pensions. That’s going to backfire on them with the rise of vigilantes.

  2. Scott Rushing December 22, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

    Once again Juanita you have revealed the feckless leadership of Chico PD. The “higher-ups” admit the 24-hour convenience station is a likely target but instead of devising a plan to stop crime they can only investigate past crimes. The police union just got nice new contracts and raises with details kept private. The CPD is hiring new officers and further busting the city budget. The former CPD chief is appointed to the city council and to head the county drug agency commission, both paid positions, and all the while crime is on the rise in spite of the “target team”…great name but who is the target…the taxpayer or the criminals? All this money is continually spent on CPD with no accountability or transparency. Ask yourself…is the Chico taxpayer getting what they pay for?

    • Juanita Sumner December 23, 2021 at 5:19 am #

      Thanks Scott for your work in holding the Chico police department responsible for their actions. You raise good questions, and yeah, the people of Chico are being left holding the bag for self-centered decisions made by council and staff.

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