Update: The woman was cleared of charges. Her name has been removed from this post.
Has Chico really settled for this? Today I responded to a call of a man who was stabbed in the neck and abdomen by his girlfriend. Police arrived to find a women, exiting the apartment and leaving. She was arrested (at the time) and the victim, was taken to Enloe Hospital for serious wounds. The stabbing occurred midday near a school area. This used to big big news for such a small town, but this town isn't as small as it used to be. Chico has been growing and news like this is becoming routine. It is a sad state of affairs that our community has been turned to this. There are more interesting news to be placed on the front page. What is most unfortunate, is that this event is not becoming big news because it is not happening as frequently, but rather that it is not as unique as it once was. It doesn't have the unusual or more extreme circumstances like death, as in a Durham wife shooting and killing her husband. That story will make the frontpage.
Chico Police officer Jamie Houland (left) Lt. Linda Dye (center) and officer Dave Dominguez (right) investigate the scene of a stabbing at SunRidge apartment complex along Amanda Way on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)
Paramedics take the victim, Ricahrd Chand, to Enloe Hospital after he was stabbed in the neck and abdomen at SunRidge apartment complex along Amanda Way on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)