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Altercation breaks out between Chico State GOP president and protesting student

Altercation breaks out between Chico State GOP president and protesting student

Angel Ortega

November 20, 2019

On Tuesday, a dispute between the president of Chico State Republicans and a protester resulted in a brief physical altercation. Michael Curry, the president of Chico State Republicans, was tabling with the organization in front of Plumas Hall when students began playing loud music across from their...

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...

Pick and pull burglar identified as night prowler

Pick and pull burglar identified as night prowler

Angelina Mendez

November 18, 2019

On the morning of Thursday, Oct. 31, Chico Police Department 2019 Patrol officers responded to a call regarding a burglary alarm going off at Pick and Pull, located at 397 East Park Ave, according to a Chico Police news release. The call was made by the alarm company, alleging that there was a subject ...

Suicide threat causes evacuation

Suicide threat causes evacuation

Angelina Mendez

November 18, 2019

On Nov. 16 around 6 p.m., Chico Police Department officers responded to a call about a man with a gun that was threatening suicde on 1749 East Eaton Road. Upon arrival, the officers evacuated the uninvolved persons from the area. Nearby residents were evacuated and/or shelter in place. After communication wi...

Cyclist’s killer gets release date moved back 8 months

Cyclist’s killer gets release date moved back 8 months

Jessie Imhoff

November 17, 2019

After Riley Dean Hoover killed Kristina Chesterman on Nord Avenue while driving drunk, he was originally sentenced to seven years in prison.However, it was decided that Hoover would only have to serve 85% of that sentence.Hoover was scheduled to be released from Folsom State Prison on Tuesday, Nov. 19, fiv...

Chico Speaks survey reveals on-campus sexual assault statistics

Chico Speaks survey reveals on-campus sexual assault statistics

Kimberly Morales

November 16, 2019

After surveying students last spring, Chico State released a report regarding the incidents of sexual violence students reported.While the information compiled from the survey was extensive, requiring months of collection and analysis, the data reveals the culture surrounding sexual assault on campus...

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...

Meet the Heat confronts black relationships with campus police

Meet the Heat confronts black relationships with campus police

Julian Mendoza

November 15, 2019

Growing up, many people in the group Meet the Heat were afraid and skeptical of law enforcement. Despite their past experiences, they are working with University Police to start a relationship.Ka Lynda Watts has dealt with multiple negative encounters from police. The police ignored her when someone dr...

K9 discovers meth in vehicle stop

K9 discovers meth in vehicle stop

Angelina Mendez

November 12, 2019

K9 Aron was awarded a second scoop of dog food for dinner after finding discovering methamphetamine paraphernalia in a vehicle in a conducted vehicle stop.On Nov. 9 at 1:50 a.m., a vehicle stop was conducted in the area of Esplanade and East Lassen Avenue by Chico Police K9 Officer David Martin and Offic...

Chicoween 2019 sees less crime

Chicoween 2019 sees less crime

Julian Mendoza

November 12, 2019

Compared to last year, Chicoween left a smaller criminal mark on the south campus this time around.Each year, the south campus gets filled with parties, crimes and police whenever Halloween comes around. This time of year is called “Chicoween," during which south campus is usually plagued with cr...

Annual Moonlight Safety Walk keeps students alert

Carolyn Allen

November 10, 2019

Chico State's Moonlit Safety Walk took place on campus Thursday night. The purpose of the walk was to review the best safety procedures for students to follow. The event was open to all students who wanted to voice their opinions on campus safety.“It’s a walk based for students, faculty and administration t...

Police Blotter: Multiple child endangerment reports and more

Police Blotter: Multiple child endangerment reports and more

Kimberly Morales and Angelina Mendez

November 9, 2019

University Police Call Type: Disturbance Tues, Oct 29, 5:29 p.m. 500 Block of W 2nd St. Call received for a complaint of a possible alcohol-related crime around the Bell Memorial Union. Upon police arrival, the suspect was reported to be gone on arrival/unable to locate. - Call Ty...

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