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Chico State students are burglarized

Chico State students are burglarized

Jacqueline Morales

May 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Chico State students are victims of burglary in local living community.Brittany Leigh Snelson, third-year liberal studies major, shared her experience through a Facebook post in which various Chico State students related May 1. "I woke up at 2:40 a.m. to my dog barking and she never barks. I see a dude ...

Body found in Feather River

Body found in Feather River

Jacqueline Morales

May 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A body was found in Feather River by the Sutter County Sheriff May 7.The unidentified body was found near the boat launch in Live Oak. It is pending a forensic examination to determine the identity and the cause of death.Deputy sheriff Jefferey L. Pierce said through a press release that it is undet...

A naked man caught sitting at school

A naked man caught sitting at school

Jafet Serrato

May 7, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious SubjectSunday, 4:49 p.m., Arts and Humanities BuildingA suspicious man was carrying something that looked similar to a gun case. Moments later it was reported that the suspect stole personal property from two women.Call Type: Welfare CheckMonday, 12:40 a.m., Sutt...

Students being solicited involves crime

Students being solicited involves crime

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News

A few Chico State students have been solicited to attend out of town parties and business retreats, making them the targets of crime. According to a campus-wide email, two incidents have involved students being asked to participate in activities which they were not comfortable with. It is not known if ...

Fraternity being investigated for trashing campsite

Fraternity being investigated for trashing campsite

Daniel Wright

May 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

The Chico State chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha is being investigated by the Tehama County Sheriff for littering a campsite and chopping down more than 30 trees, according to a press release. J.D. Elam, a camper who frequents the spot near Deer Creek, reported the incident. On the weekend of April 21, h...

Desmond Philips police shooting ruled justified by DA

Desmond Philips police shooting ruled justified by DA

George Johnston

April 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

There was “no criminal liability” for the two officers involved with the police shooting and death of Desmond Phillips, Butte County District Attorney, Mike Ramsey said Thursday. Phillips was shot several times by Chico Police after many attempts by them to subdue him. Phillips had a history of...

Chico State student witnesses gun violence in Las Vegas

Chico State student witnesses gun violence in Las Vegas

Jafet Serrato

April 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

One person was found dead and another injured when a man started shooting on a bus on the Las Vegas strip.The incident occurred the morning of March 25, near the Cosmopolitan Hotel, and a police standoff began at 11 a.m. A third-year student at Chico State was staying in the hotel to celebrate a bachelo...

Body found in Little Chico Creek identified

Body found in Little Chico Creek identified

Jafet Serrato

April 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A dead body was found near Little Chico Creek March 26, marking it the first homicide in Chico in 2017.Butte County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Lone Pine Avenue near Little Chico River Road when they discovered the body of 33-year-old, William Kohnke. A missing person report as filed f...

A woman hits herself due to lack of birthday wishes

A woman hits herself due to lack of birthday wishes

Jafet Serrato

April 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 4:04 p.m., 734 Mangrove Ave. A customer from Wing Stop wanted a refund, because he said that his order from last week was incorrect. Call Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 7:54 p.m., East Fourth St. A woman was screaming explicit words while taking her cloth...

Early morning stabbing under investigation

Early morning stabbing under investigation

Jacqueline Morales

March 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A victim was reported stabbed to the Chico Police Department this morning in the area of Miller and Pomona Avenue.According to a press release, the call was received at 1:30 a.m. and shortly after Chico Police arrived, along with a medical ambulance to transport the victim to a local hospital.Two suspects were ...

Men caught masturbating behind Baskin Robbins

Men caught masturbating behind Baskin Robbins

Jafet Serrato

March 26, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Sunday, 4:28 p.m., 141 W. 5th St. The reporting party said that another woman approached her and asked for $5. When the woman refused to give her the money, she came at her. Call Type: Assault/Battery Sunday, 7:27 p.m., 1460 Humboldt Rd. ...

Spring break-in affects multiple students

Spring break-in affects multiple students

Jafet Serrato

March 23, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

A house on Hazel Street was burglarized during spring break with majority of the tenants property stolen. The incident was discovered March 18 by Colton Mortansen, a student from Chico State. Mortansen along with his four other roommates attend the university, but he was the first person to wit...

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