The Orion

Chico resident found dead at bus stop

Keyla De Los Santos

February 17, 2020

On Feb. 9, a 54-year-old Chico resident was found dead at the bus stop located near the Chico Cemetery on Mangrove Avenue.  According to the Chico Police Department’s press release, Chico Fire & Rescue received a phone call around 1 p.m. indicating a possible medical issue. When the...

K9 Odin discovers narcotics at traffic stop

K9 Odin discovers narcotics at traffic stop

Angelina Mendez

February 17, 2020

On Feb. 7, at approximately 9:56 p.m., a Chico Police Department Officer conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Mangrove Ave and Manzanita Court, according to a CPD news release.  The driver, who was identified as 48 year-old James Marshal, made contact with the officer who requested...

Man barricaded in 7-Eleven on Walnut Street

Man barricaded in 7-Eleven on Walnut Street

Keyla De Los Santos

February 3, 2020

A 52-year-old man barricaded himself in the 7-Eleven bathroom located on 308 Walnut St. for seven hours on Wednesday. At approximately 1:34 a.m., Chico Police received a call regarding a suspicious subject, now identified as Chico resident Dennis Bryant, barricading himself with an edged weapon in th...

Downtown Starbucks burglarized by man armed with taser

Downtown Starbucks burglarized by man armed with taser

Kimberly Morales

January 29, 2020

On Wednesday at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Starbucks at the intersection of Broadway and E 3rd St. in Downtown Chico reported to officers that a subject had shoplifted and then pulled a taser on an employee before escaping. The store noted that the subject had stolen a sandwich and when confronted...

Chico State warns students about Coronavirus in California

Angelina Mendez

January 29, 2020

On Sunday afternoon, around 2 p.m., the WellCat Health Center sent out a campus-wide email notifying the campus community about the two confirmed cases of the 2019-novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Southern California. The 2019-nCoV is a virus that first broke out in Wuhan City, China, and has similar ...

Man arrested after incident with Whitney Hall

Man arrested after incident with Whitney Hall

Angelina Mendez

January 28, 2020

On Sunday evening, at approximately 11:44 p.m., the Chico State University Police Department received a report from University Housing Resident Advisors describing a male subject standing on the sidewalk of Legion Avenue yelling towards the windows at Whitney Hall, said the news release by UPD. The...

K9 Odin detects narcotics in traffic stop

K9 Odin detects narcotics in traffic stop

Angelina Mendez

January 27, 2020

On Sunday evening, at approximately 10:20 p.m., a Chico Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle by the intersection of Pillsbury Road and Cohasset Road, said the CPD news release. The CPD officer requested a K9 unit to help with the traffic stop after making contact with the...

Battery and possession of firearm in front of Shurmer

Battery and possession of firearm in front of Shurmer

Grayson Edgemon

January 27, 2020

Three college-aged males were reported to the University Police Department for crimes of battery, possession of firearm and threatening use of said firearm on the sidewalk of Shurmer Gym Sunday at approximately 1:02 a.m. There were minor injuries resulting from a physical altercation. The gun was...

Death of Chico State head volleyball coach, Cody Hein

Matthew Wreden and Karina Cope

January 25, 2020

Head coach of the Chico State volleyball team, Cody Hein, died on Friday, Jan. 24 at 47 years old. His passing was due to an ongoing heart condition.   Hein finished up his 17th year leading Chico State volleyball. With a total of 265 wins at Chico State, he has established himself as the most win...

One killed in motel shooting

One killed in motel shooting

Emily Neria

January 24, 2020

The Chico Police Department confirmed one person died of gunshot wounds yesterday after being transferred to a local hospital by emergency medical responders. An urgent report made at 12:25 p.m. summoned first responders to the Motel 6 located at 665 Manzanita Ct. Upon arrival, medics identified gunshot...

Animal petting helps de-stress students

Animal petting helps de-stress students

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson

December 12, 2019

Chico State once again is hosting its bi-annual de-stress animal event at the WildCat Recreation Center (WREC).Starting this week and ending next week, students can visit the WREC each day to pet a variety of different animals in order to relieve anxiety during the stressful two weeks of finals preparati...

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson

December 10, 2019

Chico Police: Call Type: Warrant from Violating Parole Crime: Felon Possess/Buy/Use Tear Gas, Possession Narcotic Controlled Substance, Resisting Peace Officer When: Sunday Dec. 1st 8:56 a.m. 1299 E. 8th St./Bartlett St.   Call Type: Hit and Run Crime: Property Damage Wh...

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