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Alcohol, pot found in driver of fatal crash

Alcohol, pot found in driver of fatal crash

Mozes Zarate

March 7, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

The driver in a single-vehicle crash in January that preceded the death of two Chico State students had alcohol and marijuana in his system, according to a toxicology report.Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18, had a blood alcohol content of .06, along with a significant amount of marijuana, said Butte County Distr...

Suspicious circumstances at Peet’s Coffee and Tea

Suspicious circumstances at Peet’s Coffee and Tea

Nathan Lehmann

March 6, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

March 5 Chico Police: 10:32 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances at Peet’s Coffee and Tea on Main St. “Subject exited vehicle at location, pulled a vehicle citation from inside and placed on windshield. Since then he has been walking back and forth in area and occasionally meets with other subject...

Drunk driver crashes into house on Sierra Vista Way

Drunk driver crashes into house on Sierra Vista Way

Nathan Lehmann

March 5, 2014


Filed under Breaking News

March 4 Chico Police: 10:40 a.m.: Runaway reported at Forest Park Apartments on Rio Lindo Avenue. “Reporting party has legal guardianship of her two grandkids. Kids have runaway and reporting party suspects the biological mother made arrangements to pick them up in Chico and take them to Santa Ros...

Chico adopts social host ordinance

Chico adopts social host ordinance

Bill Hall

March 5, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico has added another weapon to its arsenal in the battle to combat underage drinking with the adoption of a social host ordinance. Already active throughout many communities in the country, social host laws allow the city to impose fines on individuals who are responsible for hosting large house parties on private property at whic...

Accident on Cussick Avenue, both drivers pregnant

Accident on Cussick Avenue, both drivers pregnant

Nathan Lehmann

March 4, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

March 3 Chico Police: 7:58 a.m.: Accident on Cussick Avenue. No Ambulance needed. “Both drivers are pregnant. Cussick roadway is blocked. Minor property damage, one patient transported. Medics advising patient will not be transported, standing by for officers.” 11:42 a.m.: Bomb callout on C...

Shopping cart traffic hazard on Mangrove Avenue

Shopping cart traffic hazard on Mangrove Avenue

Nathan Lehmann

March 3, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

March 2Chico Police:8:06 a.m.: Traffic hazard on Mangrove Ave. “Two white male adults yelling and throwing a shopping cart into the roadway on Mangrove. Suspects push it out into the street and when it is not hit by passing vehicle, they move it further into the street. Officer unable to locate.&...

Man stabbed with scissors on Rio Lindo Avenue

Man stabbed with scissors on Rio Lindo Avenue

Nathan Lehmann

March 3, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

March 1 Chico Police: 9:44 a.m.: Stabbing on Rio Lindo Ave. “Victim in Aegis Medical Services Clinic lobby. Suspect was running towards Enloe Prompt Care, on phone with reporting party’s husband. Has the knife in a jacket. Suspect just jumped the fence to Prompt Care. Reporting party ran to...

Fake bomb issue near Madison Bear Garden

Fake bomb issue near Madison Bear Garden

Nathan Lehmann

March 1, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 28 Chico Police: 2:12 p.m.: Accident with minor injuries on Esplanade. “Male driver hit juvenile on bike and is now leaving. Driver left northbound on Esplanade from Cohasset Rd. Driver provided juvenile his phone number and left stating he had to go to work. Juvenile struck vehicle. Subjec...

Female threatening passersby with broomstick

Female threatening passersby with broomstick

Nathan Lehmann

February 28, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 27 Chico Police: 11:24 a.m.: Subject disturbance on Rancheria Dr. “Female subject has broom walking around yelling and taking things off porches, threatening to hit people with the broom. She is currently in the middle of the roadway yelling at occupied vehicles. Officer getting subject on a...

Indecent exposure on Valombrosa Avenue

Indecent exposure on Valombrosa Avenue

Nathan Lehmann

February 27, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 26 Chico Police: 9:45 a.m.: Indecent exposure on Vallombrosa Avenue. “Subject with penis hanging out. Subject is walking with a full erection and is fondling himself. Reporting party en route to meet officer at Wells Fargo parking lot. Unfounded report today.” 1:28 a.m.: Hit and run r...

Transient locked in Meriam Library bathroom

Transient locked in Meriam Library bathroom

Nathan Lehmann

February 26, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 25 Chico Police: 7:58 a.m.: Missing person reported at Casa Alegre Apartments on West First Avenue. “Reporting party has not heard from son for the past week. A woman called a family member stating his wallet was found at the Amtrak station. Reporting party stated his son will go a week with...

Woman in her underwear running down the street, may be chasing bicyclist

Woman in her underwear running down the street, may be chasing bicyclist

Nathan Lehmann

February 25, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 24 Chico Police: 6:39 a.m.: Subject disturbance at IHOP on Business Ln. “Male subject inside acting suspiciously. Keeps hiding from reporting party then jumps out or follows her around. Reporting party has shut herself in the office, there is also a cook in the kitchen. Subject last seen in ...

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