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Third day of protest against Young Republicans sees a more peaceful assembly

Protestors gather around the fence by the Young Republicans booth outside of Glenn Hall. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

November 23, 2019

Over the past week, tensions have been running high among the liberal and conservative students on Chico State’s campus. From Tuesday to Thursday, many students have used their right to peacefully assemble and freedom of speech. Four criminal charges have been filed -- three for battery and one for...

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...

Police Blotter: Three burglaries in the past week have been stopped

Police Blotter: Three burglaries in the past week have been stopped

Ricardo Tovar

November 19, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Unaggravated Battery Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 3:17 a.m., 2700 Block East Eaton Rd. A 43-year-old man was arrested for not aggravated battery to his spouse and for causing non-aggravated injury. – Call Type: Petty Theft Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 5:24 p.m. 2500 Block o...

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...

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...

Police Blotter: Woman caught with drugs attempts to sell tear gas

Police Blotter: Woman caught with drugs attempts to sell tear gas

Ricardo Tovar

November 2, 2019

Chico PD:   Call Type: Residential Burglary with no Force Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 5:34 p.m. West 19th St./Normal Ave. – Call Type: Driving Without a License Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 10:49 p.m. West 1st AVE/Citrus Ave. A 19-year-old was pulled over and found to have had no proof of a driver's license...

University police department: Students don’t trust increased police presence

Cheif John Reid took permanent post as chief of UPD in Dec. 2017. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Kimberly Morales

October 26, 2019

Within the last year, police presence has been increased on campus -- and reactions have been mixed, according to the University Police Department.When students voice their concerns about their safety, many show reluctance to report possible crimes or concerns, according to UPD Chief John Reid. Why some ...

Students rarely report sexual assaults to university police

Information and misconceptions about sexual assault. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

October 21, 2019

With several school-led attempts to educate students on consent and sexual misconduct through required programs such as "Not Anymore," students are advised to reach out to school-supported assets to report offenses -- but few actually do so.While students are required to fulfill alcohol and consent trai...

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...

University Police works to serve campus, despite understaffing

University Police Department located on the corner of Chestnut St and W Second St. Photo credit: Angelina Mendez

Angelina Mendez

October 8, 2019

With a tight staff and high demands, University Police Department is working to address a variety of safety concerns at Chico State. UPD is located next to campus and states its mission as “to provide a safe environment for our campus community through proactive, progressive, and professional law enfor...

Sexual assault reported on West Sacramento Avenue

The block at West Sacramento and Nord Avenue where the incident was reported. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

October 4, 2019

On Oct. 3, Chico State's daily crime log reported a rape that occurred in the 1100 block of West Sacramento Avenue.According to the map report, the incident occurred at midnight. The victim at the time was also reported to be incapable of giving consent.When asked for further information on the case, C...

Man pleads not guilty on charges of sexual assault and burglary

Felipe Jesus Marquez-Segura, 23,  is currently being held in Butte County Jail awaiting his preliminary hearing. Photo credit: Chico Police Department

Kimberly Morales

October 4, 2019

Felipe Jesus Marquez-Segura, 23, of Chico, entered court on Thursday while being held on charges including sexual assault and burglary. The defendant pleaded not guilty to forcible sexual penetration and first-degree burglary.According to a Chico Police Department press release, the Chico resident had been ...

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