Pit bull saves the day

Home invasion on North Cedar Street

On Tuesday (Feb. 26), four men—at least one of them armed with a handgun—forced their way into a residence on the 1000 block of North Cedar Street and battered three women.

The suspects, described as black and in their early- to mid-20s, broke into the apartment after 3 a.m., while the three victims and a 3-year-old child slept. The men reportedly punched and kicked the women in their heads and torso, demanding to know the whereabouts of a man unknown to the victims. According to a Chico Police Department press release, “The assailants fled when a pit bull belonging to one of the victims came downstairs and scared them away.”

All three victims incurred moderate, visible injuries, and one of the women was transported to Enloe Medical Center.