The Orion

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...

PG&E scams rise after election

Kaylie Lewis

December 6, 2016


Filed under Community, Crime, News

Pacific Gas and Electric has warned customers that there would be an increase in scams following election season. The company decided to take action against the scams and started a new campaign called Utilities United Against Scams Week. The campaign was designed to inform customers of this issue and...

Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Kaley Wise

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

When Chico State senior Lauren Dormer was walking home from her child development class at 10:45 a.m., the last thing she expected was to be grabbed, harassed and followed home.“I pretended to call the police and he sprinted the other way. I arrived home feeling pretty shaken up," Dormer said. "I ...

Halloween crime rates lower than last year

Halloween crime rates lower than last year

Amanda Hovik

November 3, 2016


Filed under Community, Crime, News, Showcase

More treats than tricks this Halloween with lower crime rates reported by Chico Police Department. Fifty-three arrest were made this Halloween 2016. In comparison, 58 were made in 2015 and over 41 in 2014, according to a Chico Police Department press release. Most arrests made this year were local...

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...

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