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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...

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...

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