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Police arrest Nord Gardens shooting suspect

Police arrest Nord Gardens shooting suspect

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Chico Police Detective Bureau arrested a shooting suspect the afternoon of Monday, April 27 following a homicide investigation regarding a shooting incident that occured on April 15th, according to a CPD news release. The shooting occured in the parking lot of 1521 Nord Avenue, Nord Gardens, and CPD off...

Attempted robbery at East Avenue Safeway

Attempted robbery at East Avenue Safeway

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

On May 2 at 9:47 p.m., the Chico Police Department received a call of a battery that had just occurred at the Safeway located on East Avenue.  The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Colin Thompson, attempted to steal a bottle of liquor from the grocery store when he was stopped by the security guar...

Police arrest carjacking suspect following crash

Police arrest carjacking suspect following crash

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

At noon on May 4, Chico Police Department officers received a report regarding a carjcking that had just occurred in the 1900 block of Esplanade in Chico, according to a CPD news release. The victim, a 71-year-old female, was by a local yarn and knitting business when her vehicle, a  white col...

Man found dead in creek

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Keyla De Los Santos

April 25, 2020

On April 24 at 11:00 a.m., the Chico Police Department received a phone call reporting a man who had fallen in the creek behind 25 Main St. according to a CPD press release. When officers arrived at the scene, they founded an employee from the Chico Research Foundation conducting CPR on the man....

Man found unconscious in McDonald’s drive-thru

Man found unconscious in McDonald's drive-thru

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

CHICO, CA — Employees working at the McDonald’s restaurant on Mangrove and Palmetto Avenue called officers from the Chico Police Department after they failed to wake up an unresponsive driver who had stopped in the middle of the “drive-thru” lane on Monday, according to a CPD news release. ...

Paradise Vice Mayor accused of sending inappropriate texts and photos to undercover officer

Paradise Vice Mayor accused of sending inappropriate texts and photos to undercover officer

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Vice Mayor Michael Zuccolillo of Paradise, 41, turned himself into the Butte County Jail on April 14 due to allegations made by a sheriff's deputy claiming he sent nude photos of himself to a person he believed to be a 16-year-old female visiting Sacramento, CA from China, according to the Butte County She...

Stabbing on E. 19th Street and Locust Street

Stabbing on E. 19th Street and Locust Street

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

On Tuesday, around 11 p.m., Chico Police Officers responded to a report at a local medical facility regarding a stabbing victim who was involved in an altercation with an unknown male in South Chico, according to a CPD news release. The fight between the victim and the suspect took place in a low l...

Empty Chico leads officers to discover stolen vehicle

Empty Chico leads officers to discover stolen vehicle

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

A Chico Police Officer completed a routine registration check on a green Honda Civic traveling eastbound on West 9th Street where the vehicle was discovered to be stolen on April 4, at approximately 11:54 p.m., according to a news release by CPD. Due to the recent shelter-in-place order from Governo...

Robbery at CVS Pharmacy

Robbery at CVS Pharmacy

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

On Mar. 30th, at approximately 2:20 p.m., officers from the Chico Police department received a report regarding a robbery that occurred at CVS Pharmacy located at 1120 Forest Ave, according to a CPD news release.  When officers arrived at the scene, they had learned that two male suspects, d...

Chico Resident Dies in a Public Right of Way

Chico Resident Dies in a Public Right of Way

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

On Mar. 28th, at approximately 12:36 p.m., Chico Police Officers and medics responded to a report of an unconscious female who was not breathing near the dumpster at the Speedway Gas at 2501 Notre Dame Blvd, according to a CPD news release. Medics arrived at the scene and attempted to administer CPR to the...

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Due to the growing concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chico State announced in an email that no in-person classes will be held for the rest of the semester, including labs, studio or field-based classes, as well as final exams. Facilities such as the Meriam Library and the Wildcat Recreation Center will be clos...

Chico PD responds to home invasion report

Chico PD responds to home invasion report

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

On Feb. 29 at approximately 4:40 p.m., the Chico Police Department Dispatch Center received a report that there was a home invasion robbery that had occurred on the 500 block of El Reno Drive, according to the CPD news release. Officers learned that four suspects allegedly arrived at the victim’s house and ...

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