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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...

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...

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, ...

Man arrested in shooting incident near child’s party

32-year-old Gilberto Corona Mugshot provided by CPD.

Angelina Mendez

December 2, 2019

On Friday evening, at approximately 5:18 p.m., the Chico Police Department had reports coming in regarding a shooting that occurred at a birthday party of a 6-year-old juvenile on the 600 block of West First Avenue, according to a news release. The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Gilberto Corona...

Police Blotter: Man reports eco-minded neighbor complaints about diesel-fueled vehicle

Police Blotter: Man reports eco-minded neighbor complaints about diesel-fueled vehicle

Jessie Imhoff

November 15, 2019

Chico PD Call Type: Refusing to Leave Tuesday, Nov. 5 6:18 a.m. 1300 East Ave. Male refusing to leave and cursing at customers. Call Type: Assault Tuesday, Nov. 5 1:21 p.m. 1200 Park Ave. Male caller stated someone was assaulted and bleeding badly Call Type: Disturbance Wednesday, No...

Meet the Heat confronts black relationships with campus police

A few students share their previous negative experinces with the cops and how that affected their preception of them. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Julian Mendoza

November 15, 2019

Growing up, many people in the group Meet the Heat were afraid and skeptical of law enforcement. Despite their past experiences, they are working with University Police to start a relationship.Ka Lynda Watts has dealt with multiple negative encounters from police. The police ignored her when someone dr...

Police fail to provide timely information in second Meriam Library shooter threat

Police deny students information on library public safety. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Natalie Hanson

November 13, 2019

Once again this semester, it's time to address the ongoing failure of our University Police Department to provide information to the student body, as well as to faculty and staff, in a timely manner.Last week we had a second (known) threat of a shooting in Meriam Library. Graffiti found on a bathroom w...

Chico State police avoid transparency with the media

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Natalie Hanson

October 27, 2019

Chico State's University Police Department insist they want students to trust them. However, they consistently fail to provide accurate, timely information to students on campus.Last Sunday, a rumor spread that the Meriam Library had been suddenly evacuated without explanation. As it turned out, the ...

Police Blotter: Suspicious behavior spotted in Meriam Library

Police Blotter: Suspicious behavior spotted in Meriam Library

Jack Lewis

October 23, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Drunk in Public Thursday, Oct. 17th 2:13 a.m. 600 Manzanita Ct. - Call Type: Juvenile Problem Thursday, Oct. 17th 12:53 a.m. California Park Dr. Two juveniles throwing rocks and screaming at construction site - Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Thursday,...

Police Blotter: DUIs, public alcohol possession, and more

Police Blotter: DUIs, public alcohol possession, and more

Carolyn Allen

October 12, 2019

Week of 09/30 - 10/07 2019 University Police Call Type: Vandalism: Deface W/Paint/Etc Monday, Sept. 30, 7:35 a.m., Langdon Engineering Center   Call Type: Vandalism: Deface W/ Paint/Etc Monday, Sept. 30, 1:43 p.m., Meriam Library   Call Type: Threats Received Tuesday, Oct. 1. 10:1...

Police Blotter: Two men fight, dump alcohol onto each other

Police Blotter: Two men fight, dump alcohol onto each other

Jessie Imhoff

October 4, 2019

Chico Police Call Type: Suspicious Subject Monday, Sept. 23 12:09 a.m., 800 Rio Chico Way From what the caller can see on video, there may be a man half naked and masturbating in her front yard. Call Type: Assault Monday, Sept. 23 10:55 a.m., 1900 Mulberry St. A coworker punche...

Local barber shop believes competitor barber shop attempted to break in

Local barber shop believes competitor barber shop attempted to break in

Jack Lewis

October 1, 2019

Chico PDCall Type: AssaultTuesday, Sept. 17th 6:28 p.m. 600 Wall St.Possible death due to injuryCall Type: LarcenyMonday, Sept. 16th 12:00 a.m. 600 Hazel St.Call Type: LarcenyTuesday, Sept. 17th 12:00 a.m. 1500 Springfield DrCall Type: AssaultFriday, Sept. 20th 7:04 p.m. 1000 Columbus AveCall Type: shoplift...

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