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Pedestrian killed by train identified

Pedestrian killed by train identified

George Johnston

March 21, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Martin Mikolajczak was identified by Butte County Sheriff’s Office as the man killed by a train in Chico, March 17. The 34-year-old was struck by the train around West Fifth and Sixth Streets at about 10 p.m. Mikolajczak did not move away from the tracks despite the conductor sounding the train...

Chico State alumnus involved in St. Patrick’s Day police shooting

Chico State alumnus involved in St. Patrick’s Day police shooting

George Johnston

March 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Alex Fliehr and Jeremy Gagnebin were identified in a press conference March 20 as the two Chico Police officers involved in the police shooting that lead to the death of Desmond Phillips. Officer Fliehr graduated from Chico State with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He joined the police f...

Family and neighbors react to Chico Police shooting

Family and neighbors react to Chico Police shooting

George Johnston

March 19, 2017


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

Desmond Phillips died March 17 after police shot him while responding to a 911 call. Phillips was 25-years-old. Chico police arrived at the Knoll apartments on West 4th Avenue after Phillips' father, Dave Phillips called 911. Dave said his son was threatening him with a knife, something that ...

Chico Police shooting leaves one dead, neighborhood shaken

Chico Police shooting leaves one dead, neighborhood shaken

George Johnston

March 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Pop, pop, pop were the sounds filling the streets of West 4th Avenue as a police involved shooting left one man dead. Chico Fire Department and Emergency Medical Training Services responded to a 911 call from a father who said his son was acting erratically at the Knoll Apartment complex March 17...

Teenager threatens boy with BB gun

Teenager threatens boy with BB gun

Jafet Serrato and Kayla Fitzgerald

March 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Disturbing SubjectSunday, 4:18 p.m., 653 E. 9th St.A naked woman was defecating in a trash can near a bus stop. She started putting clothes on, but kept sitting on the trash while screaming.Call Type: Disturbing SubjectSunday, 10:45 p.m., 401 Broadway St.A suspect was seen walk...

Former Chico State student sentenced for DUI crash

Former Chico State student sentenced for DUI crash

Jafet Serrato

March 16, 2017


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

An alumni of Chico State was sentenced to jail March 15 for the death of another student, Nikolas Klein. Juan Campos, 23, who now resides in Santa Rosa, plead guilty to all charges and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, according to a Butte County District attorney. Campos had a blood alcohol level...

Man throws fruit at drivers

Man throws fruit at drivers

Jafet Serrato

March 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Domestic Dispute Sunday, 5:41 a.m., Nord Avenue. A man is calling to report a woman on his car. She claims she is being held hostage. The two individuals were fighting because the woman wanted her property back. Call Type: Domestic Violence Sunday, 10:07 p.m., Warner Street. A woman was tryin...

Safety camera expansion project approved

Safety camera expansion project approved

Alejandra Fraga

March 8, 2017


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

A request proposed by the Chico Police Department regarding the bike path safety cameras was approved at the Chico City Council meeting March 7.In February 2016 the police department was able to implement safety camera's on the bike path near campus. The cameras were funded by donations and the project...

Woman gives CPR to a dead dog

Woman gives CPR to a dead dog

Jafet Serrato

March 5, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Suspicious SubjectSunday, 6:07 a.m., 1444 Magnolia Ave.A man who came in for a heart condition was released from the E.R. and started to rant to employees that he was not being treated. He insisted that he got kicked out of Enloe and they refused to give him service.Call Type: Suspi...

Man sells stolen goods while car jacking

Man sells stolen goods while car jacking

Jafet Serrato

February 26, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call Type: Drunk in PublicSunday, 3:32 p.m., 2000 Business LaneAn intoxicated man was seen bothering people around AMPM and witnesses said he ran towards the Toys R’ Us parking lot. People described him as the same person who was outside selling stolen goods from Big Lots, while at...

Fire on Chestnut and W. 7th street

Fire on Chestnut and W. 7th street

George Johnston

February 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Multimedia, News, Video

Savannah Epstein woke her boyfriend up and told him they needed to leave their apartment, the house next to them was on fire. Epstein says at 4 a.m. she heard people breaking into house. She began hearing more noise from the house two hours later. "It was scary," Epstein said. "I was more worried tha...

Valentine’s day car theft

Daniel Wright

February 15, 2017


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

On two separate incidents, University Police responded to property crimes concerning burgled and stolen vehicles, near campus. On Feb. 13, UPD responded to University Village where one car had been stolen just after midnight, and a second car had been vandalized in a suspected burglary. Security footage of the inciden...

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