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Police Blotter: Assaults, threats to women, children around Chico

Police Blotter: Assaults, threats to women, children around Chico

Julian Mendoza, Abram Melendez, Kimberly Morales, and Ricardo Tovar

September 19, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Driver with a Suspended License/Reckless DrivingTuesday, Sept. 10, 11:47 a.m. Warner St/Legion AvCall received describing a reckless driver. Police discovered subject had a suspended license. The crime has been cleared by arrest.Call Type: Vandalism/GraffitiThursday, Sept. 12, 100 Block of C...

Police Blotter: Assaults, threats to women, children around Chico

Police Blotter: Assaults, threats to women, children around Chico

Julian Mendoza, Abram Melendez, Kimberly Morales, and Ricardo Tovar

September 19, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Driver with a Suspended License/Reckless DrivingTuesday, Sept. 10, 11:47 a.m. Warner St/Legion AvCall received describing a reckless driver. Police discovered subject had a suspended license. The crime has been cleared by arrest.Call Type: Vandalism/GraffitiThursday, Sept. 12, 100 Block of C...

Martin Morales case at standstill due to lack of information

Martin Morales case at standstill due to lack of information

Ricardo Tovar

September 11, 2019

In what has been an ongoing investigation into the background of Martin Morales, a former Chico State student charged with molestation and burglary, The Orion has been in search of anyone who may know him. Associated Students, University Housing, the Hungry Wildcats Food Pantry and the University of Commun...

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Ricardo Tovar

September 11, 2019

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=174bi09-6RtiYhHwtY8yBmLP22LDncgvz&ll=39.747185049351344%2C-121.82960645000003&z=13Chico Police Call Type: Minor in Possession of Alcohol Tuesday, September 3, Midnight, 900 Block EsplanadeAn 18-year-old student was arrested on the street for consuming alcohol in public. He was...

Naked man suspected of burglarizing student’s home

Naked man suspected of burglarizing student’s home

Angelina Mendez

September 9, 2019

A Sacramento resident was arrested on charges of first-degree residential burglary of an occupied home on Sunday. On Sunday morning at approximately 5 a.m. police responded to a call on Fourth Street, according to Chico Police Department’s news release.Through the investigation, it was suspecte...

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

Ricardo Tovar

September 9, 2019

Chico Police Call Type: Possession of fake ID Thursday, August 29, 11:32 p.m., W. 4th St/Hazel St 18-year-old student arrested for trying to use a fake identification card. Was fined $3,000 for the incident. Call Type: Aggravated Injury Friday, August 30, 5:31 a.m.,1200 Block Nord...

Student charged with sexual assault and burglary has first hearing

Student charged with sexual assault and burglary has first hearing

Ricardo Tovar

September 6, 2019

A student charged with sexual assault and burglary had his first hearing at the Butte County Superior Court in Oroville on Thursday morning.Martin Morales, 22, currently suspended by Chico State, faces charges of first-degree burglary, sexual assault and three cases of loitering/prowling on private p...

Student charged with sexual assault, burglary

Student charged with sexual assault, burglary

Ricardo Tovar and Natalie Hanson

September 3, 2019

A student charged with molestation and burglary is currently booked in the Butte County jail. Chico State administrators have been hesitant to provide information about this student, who is an employee on campus. On August 18, the Chico Police Department responded to a call reporting a prowler lurkin...

Missing student’s body found in Sacramento River

Missing student’s body found in Sacramento River

Jessie Imhoff

August 30, 2019

The body of missing Chico State student Anthony Mahr was found Thursday afternoon, nine days after he was reported missing. On Aug. 20, an individual living by the Sacramento River reported someone in his home. Butte County deputies responded, leading to the arrest of Brentston Rhodes. Rhodes was...

Shots fired on Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue

Shots fired on Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue

Gordy Papalias

May 4, 2019

Chico police received multiple reports of what sounded like gunshots around Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue at 9:30 p.m. on Friday.Witnesses reported a male pedestrian quickly leaving the area. Police officers were able to detain 25 year old Jordan Tapp behind a closed business in the 100 Block of Rio Lindo Avenue.Chico police recovered a handgun from Tapp who ...

Campus safety summit starts discussion about homelessness, mental health, safety

Campus safety summit starts discussion about homelessness, mental health, safety

Kendall George

April 24, 2019

Over the past few semesters, campus and community crime have been at a steady increase. With school shootings, stabbings, robberies and sexual assaults happening in close proximity to Chico State, the administration is looking for solutions and reaching out to students in finding solutions. On Friday af...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Nate Rettinger

April 23, 2019

Chico PoliceCall Type: BrandishThursday, April 16, 10:06 a.m., W. 2nd/Salem St.Two transients were across the street from Madison Bear Garden with a pitbull aggressively panhandling. The reporting party told the transients that he didn't have any money. The transients began to harass the subject with raci...

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