The Orion

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...

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. ...

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...

UPD Launches Anonymous Tip Tool

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

The University Police  Department launched an anonymous tip reporting tool for students and the community to use to report anonymous crime to the dispatch center on Feb. 12. The tip reporting tool is giving an opportunity for the public to send important information regarding any incidents they...

Police, students respond to sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Meriam Library at Chico State.

Angelina Mendez

February 26, 2020

The University Police Department is currently requesting charges and building a case against the suspect that was allegedly involved in a sexual harassment incident that occured on Feb. 14 at the Meriam Library.  During the incident, a student reported to the library that there was an adult m...

Student reports sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Meriam Library at Chico State.

Angelina Mendez

February 20, 2020

Meriam Library contacted the University Police Department reporting a sexual harassment incident involving a female student and a male adult on Feb. 14 at approximately 10:30 a.m. The student reported to the police that while she was studying, the suspect was staring at her and touching his groin a...

Concerned students respond to Downtown Chico vandalism

Courtney Collier

February 12, 2020

Student employees from Collier Hardware, located in Downtown Chico, voice concern about rise in vandalism. Photo by Courtney Collier Recent vandalism at Collier Hardware, located in Downtown Chico, has employees worried.  On Feb. 5, two glass doors were shattered at Collier Hardware. Howev...

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...

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Mugshot of Martin Morales. Image from Chico Police.

Ricardo Tovar and Melissa Herrera

December 9, 2019

After three months of moving up hearing dates, former Chico State student Martin Morales had his primary hearing on Oct. 24. His right to trial by jury was waived, as well as the privilege against compulsory self-incrimination and right to confront and cross-examine witnesses.Morales, 22, is a former ...

Suspect in September stabbing apprehended

32-year-old Stephen Campbell. Image provided by CPD. Photo credit: Angelina Mendez

Angelina Mendez

December 9, 2019

On Sept. 21 around 2:00 a.m., the Chico Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing near the intersection of West 3rd Street and Cedar Street.Police officers arrived and located a potential victim who was an adult male “suffering from several significant stab wounds," according to a new...

Police Blotter: Landscaper arrested on multiple firearm-related charges

Police Blotter: Landscaper arrested on multiple firearm-related charges

Ricardo Tovar

December 5, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Not Aggravated Assault Monday, Nov. 25th, 2:53 a.m., 1700 Block of Sheridan Ave. A 23-year-old man was arrested for not aggravated battery to his spouse and for causing non-aggravated injury. He was also charged with false imprisonment of another person. – C...

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