OROVILLE [CA] -- Oroville police reported making eight arrests Friday night and Saturday morning, two with the assistance of citizens who held suspects at gunpoint. The first of those two cases started at 8:12 p.m. Friday in the area of Washington Avenue and Yard Street, when officers tried to pull over a vehicle for an equipment violation.
The driver of the vehicle failed to yield, and after a chase of about a mile, he abandoned the car and took off running.
But when he entered the backyard of a home in the 2200 block of Park Avenue, the resident confronted him with a handgun and held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived.
For the second story, please visit the Chicoer article. In both cases, crimes in progress were stopped and police assisted by lawful armed citizens with the simple presentation of a firearm. No shots were fired, no one was hurt and no property was stolen. That's the way society is supposed to work. Police and citizens are partners in maintaining order and stopping crime.