California Penal Code Section 837

CA Penal Code § 837 (2017)  

A private person may arrest another:

1. For a public offense committed or attempted in his presence.

2. When the person arrested has committed a felony, although not in his presence.

3. When a felony has been in fact committed, and he has reasonable cause for believing the person arrested to have committed it.

(Enacted 1872.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018