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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...

Two pedestrians robbed and beaten at gunpoint adjacent to campus

Two pedestrians robbed and beaten at gunpoint adjacent to campus

Gordy Papalias

April 17, 2019

Two pedestrians were beaten with a pistol, then robbed at the intersection of Warner Street and West Sacramento Avenue at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.Chico Police Department responded to the call where the two victims, aged 22 and 23, reported that three adult black males came up behind them after exiting a silver, four-door sedan. A fourth suspect stayed in the vehicle, according to a Chico Police Department press release.One of the suspects brandished a pistol while demanding cash and both victims had visible injuries from the incident.The suspects were last seen leaving the area in the silver sedan.Chico State has sent a Timely Warning Crime Bulletin with tip...

Two pedestrians robbed and beaten at gunpoint adjacent to campus

Two pedestrians robbed and beaten at gunpoint adjacent to campus

Gordy Papalias

April 17, 2019

Two pedestrians were beaten with a pistol, then robbed at the intersection of Warner Street and West Sacramento Avenue at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.Chico Police Department responded to the call where the two victims, aged 22 and 23, reported that three adult black males came up behind them after exiting a silver, four-door sedan. A fourth suspect stayed in the vehicle, according to a Chico Police Department press release.One of the suspects brandished a pistol while demanding cash and both victims had visible injuries from the incident.The suspects were last seen leaving the area in the silver sedan.Chico State has sent a Timely Warning Crime Bulletin with tip...

Law enforcement in full-force for Chavez Weekend

Law enforcement in full-force for Chavez 
Weekend

Trenton Taylor

April 3, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, March 29, 3:44 p.m., Meriam LibraryA Butte College student was reported inside the library and did not want to leave. The subject then began to eat snacks and pace back and forth in the hallway, ignoring making eye contact or talking.Call Type: Med...

Cesar Chavez weekend sees ramped up crime rate

Cesar Chavez weekend sees ramped up crime rate

Gordy Papalias

April 2, 2019

Caesar Chavez weekend is supposed to be a time to celebrate the life of Chavez and what he has done for Latino American Civil Rights, but many people choose to celebrate the weekend with extended partying which results in higher levels of crime and violence. A total of 89 arrests were reported by Chico Police Department from Fr...

Police chase leads to arrest of two felons

Police chase leads to arrest of two felons

Gordy Papalias

April 2, 2019

Officers engaged in a pursuit at 1:42 a.m. on Monday when a vehicle sped down East 9th Street at the Highway 99 overpass and didn’t yield to officers.One suspect exited the moving vehicle on Humboldt Avenue at Bartlett Street and ran from police. While fleeing, the suspect dropped a loaded 9mm pistol before being caught a short distance away with cocaine, ecstasy and mushrooms.The suspect was identified as 28-year-old David Pacheco and was arrested and charged with reckless evading, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of ammunition by a felon, possession of specific drugs for the purpose of sales, being armed while possessing drugs for sale and resist...

Home invasion and marijuana robbery, one suspect still at large

Home invasion and marijuana robbery, one suspect still at large

Gordy Papalias

March 26, 2019

Three out of four robbery suspects were arrested on Friday after Chico Police received a call reporting a home invasion at a home in the 500 block of West 11th St. When officers arrived at the home two people were inured and they stated that men armed with guns robbed them of their marijuana according...

Man tazed while singing and dancing in the street

Man tazed while singing and dancing in the street

Trenton Taylor

March 13, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Camping ComplaintMonday, March 4, 9:07 a.m., Langdon Engineering CenterOne male and one female were reported sleeping in the hallway between Langdon and O’Connell. Subjects picked up their belongings and left upon police arrivalCall Type: Fire AlarmWednesday, March 6, 1:24 a.m., Langdon Engineering CenterA fire alarm was pulled in the west side of Langdon on the 3rd floor. False alarm.Call Type: Parking ComplaintThursday, March 7, 11:57 a.m., Parking structure on Cherry Street.Inside the park...

Man tazed while singing and dancing in the street

Man tazed while singing and dancing in the street

Trenton Taylor

March 12, 2019

University Police Call Type: Camping Complaint Monday, March 4, 9:07 a.m., Langdon Engineering Center One male and one female were reported sleeping in the hallway between Langdon and O’Connell. Subjects picked up their belongings and left upon police arrival Call Type: Fire Alarm Wedn...

Chico Police deal with a week long crime wave

Chico Police deal with a week long crime wave

Gordy Papalias

March 12, 2019

Multiple StabbingsChico Police responded to three stabbings that happened within a 24-hour span last Monday. Police suspect that two of the incidents involve the same person at the same apartment complex.One incident involved a juvenile who was accused of stealing property. The juvenile got upset and then stabbed the accuser in the abdomen. The victim fled the scene and got himself to the nearest hospital.The juvenile was arrested by Chico Police at the scene of the stabbing and taken to Butte Juvenile Hall.T...

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