This article is in yesterday's local paper. It was interesting to me because I live nearby. Terrific, huh? If marijuana were legal there would be less motive for robbery. If guns were unavailable, maybe the robbers would not have had the nerve to do the robbery.
Pot taken in motel robbery, one arrest made
By E-R staff
Article Launched: 10/17/2007 12:51:53 PM PDT
Chico police are investigating an armed robbery with a shot fired at the Deluxe Inn, 2507 The Esplanade, just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Two motel guests said three men pushed their way into their room and robbed them of marijuana.
Two of the suspects, described as black male adults, reportedly wore ski masks and brandished hand guns.
The third had his face uncovered and was identified as Marcus Phillip Drake, 19. Police located Drake early this morning and placed him under arrest on suspicion of armed robbery.
The other two suspects escaped and are still being sought by police.
As the suspects were leaving the motel, one of the victims began fighting with a suspect in the parking lot. The alleged robber fired a round at the man, but missed.
The marijuana is believed to be the motive for the robbery, police said.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Chico police at 897-4900.
We need more good news in Chico and less of this. This is why I pay for an alarm system on my house, and it sucks that I feel like I have to.