Warner Street bridge bust

Traffic stop turns up drugs and Chico State student property

A 41-year-old Chico man was arrested on the Chico State campus for possession of narcotics and stolen property on Nov. 23.

Joseph Carlucci was pulled over by Sgt. David Bird of the University Police Department for failing to stop at the Warner Street bridge stop sign at 2:45 a.m., at which point a second suspect exited the vehicle and ran off, according to a UPD press release.

During a search of the vehicle, Bird found methamphetamine and stolen property belonging to Chico State students out of town for Thanksgiving break. After contacting the students, another UPD officer discovered evidence of forced entry at their home on the 600 block of West Fourth Street.

Carlucci was arrested and taken to Butte County Jail. The second suspect—described as a 20- to 30-year-old Hispanic male—has yet to be identified.