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Mountain Mike’s Pizza robbed at gunpoint

Mountain Mike's Pizza robbed at gunpoint

Angelina Mendez

February 21, 2020

On Feb. 9, the Chico Police Department received a report of a robbery at Mountain Mike’s Pizza located on 1105 West 5th Street, according to a news release by CPD. A white male suspect, dressed in a gray hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants and described as being approximately 45 years-old, was ar...

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...

Police searching for group suspected of robbery on campus

Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater, located on campus in between the Bidwell Mansion and the Physical Science Building on Chico State was where the reported robbery took place. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

October 11, 2019

A robbery at the Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater has led to a search for the group of suspects reported to have been involved.On Thursday afternoon Student Announcements, a service for the students of Chico State set to deliver timely alerts, released a notice to students via email to report a robbery that occu...

Police chase vehicle through northern Chico, fights and thefts abound

Police chase vehicle through northern Chico, fights and thefts abound

Dan Christian

December 5, 2018

University PoliceCall Type: Vandalism Tuesday 11:58 a.m., Parking Structure 1 Reporting party stated their tire had been slashed. When officers arrived they discovered that the reporting party had a flat tire and was advised to call road assistance. Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Wednesday 9:11 a.m., Butte Hal...

Robbery reported on bike path near Chico State

Robbery reported on bike path near Chico State

Natalie Hanson

April 23, 2018

A warning was issued to students Monday after a robbery was reported near Chico State.The incident occurred on a bike path adjacent to the campus boiler plant, at about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. So far, the only information released was a description of the suspect in the robbery. The suspect was reported to ...

Man threatens K-mart employees with BB gun, steals jewelry

Man threatens K-mart employees with BB gun, steals jewelry

Alejandra Fraga

April 3, 2018

A man shoplifted approximately $12,000 worth of jewelry at the K-mart located on Pillsbury Road on Monday around 5:18p.m.According to a Chico Police Department press release, the K-mart employees confronted the suspect when he then suddenly waved out what seemed to be a handgun.The suspect fled the store, ...

Robbery near Chico State parking garage under investigation

Photo credit: Sean Mcfadden

Natalie Hanson

February 17, 2018

Police are seeking information about a robbery that occurred by the WREC center and a parking structure Saturday.The robbery occurred at about 12:30 a.m at the streets of West 2nd and Cherry, near a campus parking garage and the recreation center, according to a release from the University Police Ch...

Woman assaulted and robbed near campus

A woman was beaten and robbed near Highway 32 on Monday near 7th and Walnut Street. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

October 15, 2017

Chico Police are investigating the assault and robbery of a woman in the area of West 7th and Walnut Streets Monday.According to the Chico Police Department, the 20-year-old victim was assaulted by a male suspect while walking near Highway 32 at about 5:45 p.m. The unidentified man allegedly pulled her into a nea...

Homicide reported in Chico State neighborhood

The victims name remains withheld by CPD. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Christian Solis

October 2, 2017

A man was shot and killed Sunday night near the 900 block of West Fourth Avenue. Chico Police found a 32-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds when they arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Alleged suspects, Jason Jackson and Michaela Norman, were arrested at Flyers Gas S...

Man shot behind Aca Taco

Police investigating the scene today Photo credit: Kaley Wise

Kaley Wise

September 18, 2016

A 23-year-old man was robbed and shot multiple times behind the Aca Taco located on Columbus Avenue, on Sept.16.Shots were reported around 12:30 a.m. The man was shot behind the shopping center, next to a pickup truck, according to a press release.His name has not been released. The victim was transpo...

Suspects arrested after assaulting bicyclist in One Mile

An assault occurred Tuesday at One Mile in Bidwell Park. Both suspects were arrested. 
Photo courtesy of George Johnston's Instagram.

Michelle Zhu

April 6, 2016

Two men were arrested for assaulting and robbing a bicyclist Tuesday evening in South One Mile Recreation Area.At 6 p.m. the bicyclist was followed by a vehicle, which proceeded to honk behind him. The bicyclist waved for them to pass, but this resulted in a verbal exchange.The suspects then exited the ...

Armed robber flees on bike

Illustration by Miles Huffman Photo credit: Miles Huffman

December 6, 2015

A Chico man was robbed at gunpoint near Panama Avenue and The Esplanade on Nov. 29. Police received a call about a possible armed robbery and a victim who was bleeding from a laceration on his head, according to a Chico police press release.Justin Martinez informed police that a suspect approached him and tried to take his backpack before pulling out a ...

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