Gang fight video

Recorded encounter at Chico Mall leads to arrests

Two men and a juvenile involved in a recent knife fight outside the Chico Mall were arrested following an investigation based on video footage of the altercation, the Chico Police Department announced via press release Tuesday (Jan. 27).

A witness reported a fight in progress on East 20th Street on Jan. 19. The suspects were gone when police arrived, but the reporting party captured the action—described as “a knife fight between two rival criminal street gangs that occurred after a brief vehicle chase”—with a dashboard camera.

The following investigation by the CPD Gang Unit identified Rodolfo Martinez, 24, of Gridley, and Brooke Delorme, 19, of Chico, who were arrested last Friday (Jan. 23). A 16-year-old male turned himself in Tuesday (Jan. 27). Both males were allegedly involved in the fight, and Delorme reportedly drove one of the vehicles. The investigation continues regarding occupants of the other vehicle.