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Crime Blotter: Fentanyl

Mary Cron, Reporter // April 18, 2021

Northbound drug bust  Butte County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tyler Hardwick was conducting a routine traffic stop on April 9 when his K-9 alerted him to the presence of narcotics. Upon searching...

Police investigated the area around Kendall Hall Tuesday morning. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

February Police Blotter: Shootings, physical assaults and alcohol arrests

Mary Chron, Reporter // March 8, 2021

CHICO POLICE Six individuals who identified themselves as students were arrested in February on charges ranging from disorderly conduct, DUI  and assault.  Chico Police arrested 19...

The Violence Suppression Unit will target crimes such as homicide, felony assault and robbery. Photo Credit: Joel Moret on Sept 26

‘Violence Suppression Unit’: Chico Police Department’s response to an increase in violent crime

Joel Moret, Reporter // October 15, 2020

In response to a community increase in crime since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chico Police Department has created a new task force: the Violence Suppression Unit. The new unit began work on Sept 17.  “For...

Attempted robbery at East Avenue Safeway

Attempted robbery at East Avenue Safeway

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer // May 5, 2020

On May 2 at 9:47 p.m., the Chico Police Department received a call of a battery that had just occurred at the Safeway located on East Avenue.  The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Colin Thompson,...

Man found unconscious in McDonald's drive-thru

Man found unconscious in McDonald’s drive-thru

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // April 22, 2020

CHICO, CA — Employees working at the McDonald’s restaurant on Mangrove and Palmetto Avenue called officers from the Chico Police Department after they failed to wake up an unresponsive driver who...

Empty Chico leads officers to discover stolen vehicle

Empty Chico leads officers to discover stolen vehicle

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // April 7, 2020

A Chico Police Officer completed a routine registration check on a green Honda Civic traveling eastbound on West 9th Street where the vehicle was discovered to be stolen on April 4, at approximately 11:54...

Robbery at CVS Pharmacy

Robbery at CVS Pharmacy

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // April 1, 2020

On Mar. 30th, at approximately 2:20 p.m., officers from the Chico Police department received a report regarding a robbery that occurred at CVS Pharmacy located at 1120 Forest Ave, according to a CPD news...

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...

Meriam Library at Chico State.

Police, students respond to sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Angelina Mendez // February 26, 2020

The University Police Department is currently requesting charges and building a case against the suspect that was allegedly involved in a sexual harassment incident that occured on Feb. 14 at the Meriam...

Meriam Library at Chico State.

Student reports sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Angelina Mendez // February 20, 2020

Meriam Library contacted the University Police Department reporting a sexual harassment incident involving a female student and a male adult on Feb. 14 at approximately 10:30 a.m. The student reported...

Concerned students respond to Downtown Chico vandalism

Courtney Collier // February 12, 2020

Student employees from Collier Hardware, located in Downtown Chico, voice concern about rise in vandalism. Photo by Courtney Collier Recent vandalism at Collier Hardware, located in Downtown Chico,...

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson // December 10, 2019

Chico Police: Call Type: Warrant from Violating Parole Crime: Felon Possess/Buy/Use Tear Gas, Possession Narcotic Controlled Substance, Resisting Peace Officer When: Sunday Dec. 1st 8:56 a.m....

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