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Shooting outside Chico motel

Shooting outside Chico motel

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

A suspect is in custody after allegedly firing four shots outside the Motel 6 located at 665 Manzanita Court.  The suspect was identified as Michael Austin Sans Cartier-Ward who  was attempting to “steal the keys to his mother’s vehicle,’’ according to the Chico Police Department...

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...

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

Chief John Reid of University Police. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Kimberly Morales

November 20, 2019

Student safety has been in the public eye, with two incidents involving a sudden, improvised evacuation in the Meriam Library and a suspicious message carved into the wall of a bathroom in the library.While both cases were deemed non-threats, students have been criticizing the communication Chico Sta...

Graffiti at Meriam Library determined a ‘non-threat’

Student pass in front of Meriam Library. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Ricardo Tovar

November 7, 2019

University Police responded to student's concerns over threatening graffiti that was written on the third floor of the men's restroom at Meriam Library Wednesday. Around 7:30 p.m. a student reported to the circulation desk at the library of a threat that allegedly had been written in chalk on the...

Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle. You will be missed

Nipsey Hussle was killed in a shooting in front of his Marathon Clothing store in Crenshaw Photo credit: Brandon Todd

Mitchell Kret

April 4, 2019

Rapper and philanthropist Ermias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, was fatally shot and killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles on March 31. He was known and will be remembered for his activism, entrepreneurship and, of course, his music. Nipsey was shot six times, an...

Watermelon hurled at woman who refuses sex

Kendall George

February 26, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, Feb. 22, 7:20 a.m., Student Health Center There was a male who was reported to be hitting the door and trying to get into the building. He was reported as saying "weird" things.Call Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, Feb. 22, 5:03 p.m., Sutter HallA male was reported to have been asking students for money outside of Sutter Hall. He began walking towards Meriam Library when he was arrested. Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:20 p.m., Modoc Hall ...

Shots fired in downtown Chico leaves one injured and one detained

Paramedics prepare for transport as Chico Police investigate the scene. Photo credit: Dan Christian

Dan Christian

September 6, 2018

Around 1 a.m. this morning, Chico Police responded to a report of a subject in the downtown area brandishing a firearm. Upon arriving downtown, police heard multiple gun shots and people running from the 300 block of Main Street. When police arrived on scene they located a person lying on the ground...

Chico Police investigating shooting of two mobile homes in Chico

Chico Police investigating shooting  of two mobile homes in Chico

Josiah Nicholl

May 7, 2018

Police responded to reports of a shooting at 370 East Lassen Avenue on Sunday around midnight.The Chico Police Department has confirmed that at the time of the incident, officers were already on the street responding to an unrelated call and were dispatched to the scene immediately. There was no suspec...

Man arrested in connection with previous shooting in Chico

Man arrested in connection with previous shooting in Chico

Josiah Nicholl

May 5, 2018

A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred last fall in Chico.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, witnesses say the shooting occurred after a fight broke out at a party on September 23, 2017, at 600 West 7th Street. The party ended following the alter...

Woman shot while using Lyft service

Woman shot while using Lyft service

Josh Cozine

April 7, 2018

A woman was shot early Saturday morning while in the back of a Lyft outside of townhouses on 500 block of Pomona Ave in Chico. According to the Lyft driver, Robert Archer, “It was your typical weekend Chico call until (the shot).” He said he picked up a male and female couple, whose name...

Man arrested following shooting incident

Man arrested following shooting incident

Josiah Nicholl

March 30, 2018

In the second shooting incident in Chico in two days, a man was arrested Thursday for shooting a victim multiple times.The Chico Police Department received multiple calls around 4:45 p.m about a shooting at the La Vista Verde Apartment complex. Within minutes, more calls were received about a reckles...

Trial set for two men charged in 2016 shooting

The shooting occurred at the 1600 block of Davis Street in 2016. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

March 15, 2018

Butte County Superior Court Judge Robert Glusman declared Wednesday that the trial for two men charged in a neighborhood shooting has been set for August, according to the Butte County Courthouse. The two men, Justice Alleyne, 35, and Gregory Williams-Downey, 27, were charged with weapons violations and ...

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