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University Police investigating Esken Hall “hackings”

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Students residing in Esken Hall made reports to University Housing that they were receiving strange phone calls and messages and their phones were being “hacked.” There have been 10 confirmed reports made by students regarding their cell phones being “hacked” as of Feb. 23. Once UH was made awar...

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...

University Police Officer awarded after saving the life of Whitney Hall resident

Chico State Officer Alexander Scott received accolades for saving the life of a Chico State student last fall.

Kimberly Morales

February 5, 2020

Chico State Police officer Alexander Scott saved the life of a Chico State student over a year ago. Wednesday, Officer Scott was awarded for his vital aid and quick thinking.  On September 19, 2018, Officer Scott responded to a medical call for a student living in Whitney Hall. After discovering...

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...

University police, CADEC host prescription drug take-back

Shelley Keener, Analyst and Specialist for UPD tapes up the last box of collected prescriptions on Thursday afternoon. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

October 24, 2019

While alcohol and marijuana reign as the most popular drugs for students on campus, one substance easily -- and often legally -- found on campus are prescription drugs.According to Chico State’s University Police Department (UPD)’s 2019 Annual Security Report, only one case of drug law a...

University Police Department teaches active shooter response training

University Police Department teaches active shooter response training

Brian Luong

October 24, 2018

Students, faculty and staff learned about proper response techniques to maximize safety in an active shooter situation in Colusa Hall, Tuesday morning, during a training hosted by the University Police Department   The two hour long training, titled “19 seconds,” refers to the amount of...

University Police needs to maintain its watchful eyes

University Police needs to maintain its watchful eyes

Karen Limones

September 26, 2018

It’s clear that there is a need for more safety guidelines around campus. With homework, classes and extracurricular activities keeping students preoccupied, safety is not their number one priority. Therefore, as students we depend on the University Police Department to follow their mission statement in providing a safe environment for Ch...

University Police report higher numbers of stopped cyclists on campus

A man was cited Tuesday for riding his bicycle in the busy area by Trinity Hall. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

April 24, 2018

A man was stopped and cited by University Police for riding his bicycle at Chico State Tuesday at about 12:10 p.m.According to Sergeant Lance Conlan, the man had been found to be riding his bicycle in the busy area by Trinity Commons, as many students were heading to or exiting classrooms. Conlan st...

Concerned neighbor places citizen’s arrest at gunpoint

Concerned neighbor places citizen's arrest at gunpoint

Josh Cozine

April 21, 2018

Chico Police Call Type: Assault with Deadly Weapon Monday, 6:30 a.m., corner of Downing and 1st ave A man threw his bike at another man and was arrested. Call type: Burglary Monday, 2:16 p.m., 100 block Parmac Road A gun and two guitars which in valued totaled over $10,000 were stolen from ...

Preparing for a university shooting

Chico State's Director of Environmental Health and Safety Marvin Pratt believes daily self-awareness is key to preparing for a school shooting. Photo credit: Grayson Boyer

Grayson Boyer

February 12, 2018

The increase in university shootings has made preparedness for potential threats extremely important to college administrations, and Chico State is no different. According to Chico State's Director of Environmental Health and Safety Marvin Pratt, "One of our biggest challenges for this office is to...

The three pillars of support for sexual assault victims

Photo courtesy of Alix Davis

Alex Grant

November 28, 2017

This school year University Police have received six reports of rape on campus. This figure comes from UPD’s daily crime log which is composed of initial crime reports. These reports are released to comply with the Clery Act, a federal law that requires colleges to report crimes that occur on ...

Sleeping man almost rolls from curb into Esplanade traffic

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Natalie Hanson

October 6, 2017

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Transient ProblemMonday 6:58 a.m., Bidwell Manor ApartmentsMan sleeping in bushes close to curb at Esplanade, almost rolled into traffic while asleep.Call Type: DisturbanceMonday 3:10 p.m., 1205 Park Ave.Woman reports another woman unleashed her own dog onto her.Call Typ...

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