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Royal and Madera

Officer/Suspect Hurt In Simi Valley Skateboard Incident

Thursday January 13, 2022

     Simi Valley police say that one of their officers and the suspect were injured in an incident Thursday afternoon.

     The officers had responded to the intersection of Royal Avenue and Madera Road to investigate a traffic hazard.

     They say that a subject was riding his skateboard in the roadway.

     When officers arrived, they tried to detain the subject but he fled from them.

     Police say when the officers caught up with the subject, he physically resisted and it took some effort to subdue and handcuff him.

     Both the subject and one of the officers had to be treated for injuries.

     The subject, identified as 25-year-old Chad Rickets of Simi Valley was later arrested for resisting arrest and resisting an officer resulting in bodily injury, both felonies.