October 5, 2023

CHICO — The Chico Police Division arrested a 50-year-old Oroville resident Monday with what officers say was about $1,200 of merchandise although she allegedly informed officers she couldn’t be arrested due to a brand new shoplifting regulation.

In accordance with a press launch issued Monday by the division, experiences from Goal’s loss prevention group claimed the suspect was seen stealing a cart full of things and loading them into her automobile. Allegedly, she returned to replenish a second cart afterward however was stopped by police.