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

The Violence Suppression Unit will target crimes such as homicide, felony assault and robbery. Photo Credit: Joel Moret on Sept 26
October 14, 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
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
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
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
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

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...

Police, students respond to sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Meriam Library at Chico State.
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...

Student reports sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Meriam Library at Chico State.
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

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
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....

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Mugshot of Martin Morales. Image from Chico Police.
December 9, 2019

After three months of moving up hearing dates, former Chico State student Martin Morales had his primary hearing on Oct. 24. His right to trial by jury was waived, as well as the privilege against compulsory...

Suspect in September stabbing apprehended

32-year-old Stephen Campbell. Image provided by CPD. Photo credit: Angelina Mendez
December 9, 2019

On Sept. 21 around 2:00 a.m., the Chico Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing near the intersection of West 3rd Street and Cedar Street.Police officers arrived and located a potential...

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