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Student drugging still under investigation

Student drugging still under investigation

Molly Sullivan

October 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

University Police are still investigating a string of incidents involving the drugging of male students that occurred in late September and early October. The campus was notified of the incidents in a safety announcement Oct. 8. At that point, UPD was investigating three or four incidents, and follo...

Police Community Advisory Board talks Halloween

Police Community Advisory Board talks Halloween

Kaley Wise

October 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

The Police Community Advisory Board met Oct. 19 in an open forum to discuss Halloween operation plans. “There was a knock at the door and when we answered a belligerent college kid came in and proceeded to ask us why we were in his apartment. When we told him it wasn’t his apartment he pe...

Chico could receive more cameras

Chico could receive more cameras

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

The Police Community Advisory Board met Oct. 19 to discuss the new bike trail cameras.Bike path cameras were installed over the summer along the infamous, "rape trail.""These cameras are not the end all, and they don't stop all crime, but they let people know that we're paying attention," said Chief of Po...

Knife threat at Liquor Bank

Knife threat at Liquor Bank

Kaley Wise

October 17, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Showcase

An older man was reported threatening a young man, Saturday afternoon, with a large knife outside of Liquor Bank on Main Street. Ted Bartag, the employee working the register, reported that the older man had asked him where he could find fights in this town and was in a bad mood. The younger man...

Chico State reveals crime rates

Chico State reveals crime rates

Bianca Quilantan

October 4, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

Chico State released its Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report in accordance with the Clery Act on Sept. 29. The report contains information regarding campus security, personal safety, campus policy and crime statistics from 2013 to 2015. It also includes information on topics such as crime ...

Acting like cars are bulls

Acting like cars are bulls

Kaylie Lewis

September 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

University Police Department:   Call type: Drunk in public, Sutter Hall Saturday 1:00 a.m. A person reported drunk in public in front of Sutter Hall. The subject was released to medical personnel.   Call type: Burglary Saturday 11:01 a.m., University Village Five vehicl...

Two Chico State students arrested by police, video goes viral

Two Chico State students arrested by police, video goes viral

Lucas Moran

August 30, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

  “Take her to jail!” Officer Steve Dyke of the Chico Police Department commanded as he pointed at Madeline Hemphill, knee dug into the back of her roommate, Nicole Braham. Hemphill was recording Dyke on her phone as he was arresting Braham for a broken license plate light. Both ...

54 arrests within 66 hours

54 arrests within 66 hours

Kayla Fitzgerald and Kyla Linville

August 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

Chico Police Department received 1,372 calls in the closing days of "Welcome Week." The first full weekend back to school prompts many students to go out, party and have fun.Within the 66 hours between August 18 and 21, 54 arrests were made.This was the second weekend of patrol for the Chico Police De...

Chico Fire Department hopes students ‘Drop and Dash’ old couches

Chico Fire Department hopes students ‘Drop and Dash’ old couches

Bridget Comito

May 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

Chico State's history of setting couches on fire has caused much risk and hazard to the community, according to the Chico Fire Department. Because of this trend, the department has created a program known as Drop and Dash. The event will be hosted on May 24 and 26 at the Chico Fire Department from 1...

Subject plays with fire extinguisher and urinates in trash can

Subject plays with fire extinguisher and urinates in trash can

Bridget Comito

May 8, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious Subject, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.Grandmother believes daughter locked herself in her apartment and is under the influence of Meth. Call Type: Forgery, Monday, 6:12 a.m.Man tries writing a check with female's check book. Female was not in area. Call Type: Temporar...

Convicted rapist no longer moving to Chico

Convicted rapist no longer moving to Chico

Bridget Comito

May 2, 2016


Filed under Community, Crime, News

A 'sexually violent predator' scheduled to move to Chico has been denied residence. Fraisure Earl Smith, 52, was convicted of forcible rape in Solano County. He was looking to find permanent residence in Chico. Smith was supposed to be placed at 3413 Bell Road, located four miles from Chico State. H...

Survivors speak out against human trafficking

Survivors speak out against human trafficking

Bridget Comito

April 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Every year, Stop Trafficking of Persons hosts a conference for an entire week. This year “A Voice for the Voiceless” was cut short due to the possibility of the faculty strike. It turned out to be one of STOP's most successful events, according to the club. Jeanette Adame, senior history...

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