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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....

Midnight car chase down East Avenue

Midnight car chase down East Avenue

Angelina Mendez

February 25, 2020

The Chico Police Department received a call to assist a Chico Highway Patrol officer that had conducted a traffic enforcement stop on the Highway 99 off ramp near East Avenue in Chico on Feb. 23rd, at approximately 11:42 p.m., according to the CPD news release. Once the CPD officer arrived at the scene, ...

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

48 year-old James Marshal and K9 Odin pictured along with items discovered in Marshal's vehicle. Courtesy of Chico PD.

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

Outside of 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

The outside of the downtown Starbucks

Kimberly Morales

January 30, 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...

3-vehicle accident leads to fatality

3-vehicle accident leads to fatality

Gordy Papalias

April 17, 2019

Chico Police Department responded to a three-car traffic collision that led to one fatality at Marigold and East Avenue on Saturday.A vehicle with a solo driver was traveling at a high speed eastbound on East Avenue and collided with another vehicle that was occupied by two subjects. The second vehicle was traveling northbound on Marigold Avenue at the time of the collision. The third vehicle was occupied by three people and sustained only minor damage.Three subjects were transported to a local hospital where one subject died from the collision, according to a Chico Police Department press release.The Chico Police Department Major Accident Inve...

Guns, Knives and Robbery

Guns, Knives and Robbery

Gordy Papalias

February 23, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Alcohol Related IssueSaturday Feb. 16, 1:26 a.m., Whitney HallFemale subject reported that she drank water given to her at a party, but it may not have been water. She started vomiting, but no medical attention was requestedCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday Feb. 15, 11:09 a.m., Wi...

Terrible Tuesday: sex crimes, assaults, and elevator malfunctions continue

Terrible Tuesday: sex crimes, assaults, and elevator malfunctions continue

Dan Christian

October 24, 2018

University Police Call Type: Elevator Malfunction Monday 3:06 p.m., Butte Hall Reporting parties advised they were stuck in elevator #3 on 2nd floor and are now out. Call Type: Elevator Malfunction Tuesday 5:19 a.m., Butte Hall Custodian advised elevator #3 was stuck on 2nd floor. Call Type: Sex Crime Tuesday 10:31...

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