The Orion

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...

Student charged for threatening Chico State staff member

Bianca Quilantan

February 14, 2017


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

A Chico State student pled not guilty to threatening a public officer at his arraignment Feb. 2. Ryan Shidyak, a 22-year-old public administration major, has been accused of threatening Sandy Parsons, the director of Student Judicial Affairs at Chico State, via email according to court documents. He h...

Reported rape at Kappa Sigma house investigation ongoing, UPD Chief says

Reported rape at Kappa Sigma house investigation ongoing, UPD Chief says

Molly Sullivan

February 9, 2017


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

The investigation into the reported rape that occurred Feb. 5 at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house is ongoing, according to University Police Chief John Feeney. The University Police Department was made aware of the incident after it received a call from the hospital where the woman who reported the ra...

Rape reported at Kappa Sigma fraternity

Rape reported at Kappa Sigma fraternity

Carly Campbell

February 8, 2017


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

On Super Bowl Sunday, a person reported a rape at the Kappa Sigma Fraternity house on W. Fifth Street. The incident took place on Feb. 5 around 3 p.m., according to the University Police report. University Police Chief John Feeney sent out a campus-wide email alerting students of the rape that ...

Winter breaks the ice for break-ins

Winter breaks the ice for break-ins

Karen Limones

February 7, 2017


Filed under Community, Crime, News

Before the holidays, Chico State University Police Department and Chico Police Department sent out a message to ensure students protected their valuables due to the increase of crime over break. According to UPD Detective Bill Kolb, one of the biggest crimes that occurs during winter session is bike...

SWAT team prepares for raid

SWAT team prepares for raid

Daniel Wright

February 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News

Chico police SWAT team and emergency medical services were waiting early Friday morning in the university stadium parking lot. Approximately 15 SWAT officers armed with assault weapons, shields, and battering rams were waiting in a Chico State parking lot. Officers were holding for additional intelli...

Crime numbers falling in Chico

Crime numbers falling in Chico

Daniel Wright

February 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

In a press conference Jan. 26, Chief of Police Michael O’Brien released various crime statistics for 2016. Violent crime rates in Chico are down 16 percent since 2015. Total crime is down 5 percent from 2015. “Most Californian communities are not seeing a decrease they are seeing an increase...

Man lashes out after girlfriend arrested

Kayla Fitzgerald

January 26, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

A Chico police officer was assaulted after a man got upset over his girlfriend being arrested. At 10:15 a.m., an officer responded to a report of a disturbance at 431 Orange St. The officer found George Lynch and his girlfriend there. After a records check, his girlfriend was then arrested due to...

Report of sexual assault at campus residential facility

Jacqueline Morales

January 23, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime

University police responded to a sexual misconduct call after a student was sexually assaulted in a campus residential facility January 22."When someone says "no" or "stop", that means "STOP!" Sexual activity forced upon another without consent is sexual assault", said University Police Chief, John Fe...

No retrial for former Paradise officer

Amber Martin

December 15, 2016


Filed under Community, Crime

Former Paradise Police Officer Patrick Feaster was sentenced on Dec. 9 to 180 days in Butte County Jail and has a 36 month probation period.He received probation because he has no prior criminal record. Feaster requested a new trial for the case of shooting a drunk driver. The argument for his new t...

Crime rates rise over winter break

Crime rates rise over winter break

Molly Sullivan

December 13, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

Student residences and apartments are at increased risk for burglary and property crime during winter break, according to University Police Chief John Feeney. The Chico Police Department’s 2015 annual report shows 148 burglaries were reported in the first quarter of 2015, and 118 in the first quar...

Students targeted for sex work

Kyla Linville

December 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

“I was kidnapped and gang raped," said Kate Transchel, a human trafficking survivor and Chico State Russian history professor. "There are a lot of women on this campus that have had similar kinds of experiences. It's hidden in plain sight." Transchel is also the advisor of Stop Trafficking of Persons. STOP...

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