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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...

Safety program benefits students with bicycle citations

Safety program benefits students with bicycle citations

Yoselin Calderon

April 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

In California, bicycles do not fall into the definition of a vehicle, but cyclists are required to follow the same transportation laws. The same rules apply when students ride their bikes or skateboards on campus.Sergeant Bryce Davison alongside one of his coworkers created the diversion program for stude...

Sound Grenade a non-violent device for personal safety

Sound Grenade a non-violent device for personal safety

Molly Sullivan

April 10, 2016


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

Correction: An earlier version of this story included the incorrect title for Jill Turner. It has been corrected. It’s small. It’s blue. It’s loud. A new personal safety device called the Sound Grenade is available for students as a non-violent tool for campus safety. Sound Grenade is a sma...

2-year-old wandering alone

2-year-old wandering alone

Yoselin Calderon

April 10, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Stolen Vehicle Monday 8:17 p.m., Hooker Oak AvenueReporting person said burgundy 94 Toyota 4 runner vehicle was taken.Call Type: Drunk In Public Tuesday 10:32 p.m., West 1stReporting person said his 17-year-old daughter has been drinking and was somewhere in the par...

Student urinates on someone else’s bed

Student urinates on someone else’s bed

Yoselin Calderon

March 27, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Juvenile Problem, Monday 8:51 a.m., Moss Avenue A 13-year-old left campus and walked away from the school's administration. Call Type: Camping, Tuesday 8 a.m., West East Avenue Reporting person discovered a transient camping next to a dumpster. Call ...

Caffeine withdrawal forces man to lose his clothes

Caffeine withdrawal forces man to lose his clothes

Yoselin Calderon

March 13, 2016


Filed under Crime, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Shoplift, Sunday 10:08 p.m., Mangrove AvenueMale subject walked out of store with a pack of socks and miscellaneous other items.Call type: Animal Bite, Monday 4:57 p.m., Glenshire LaneReporting person was making a delivery when small chihuahua ran over and bit reporting ...

City, campus police improve collaboration

City, campus police improve collaboration

December 15, 2015


Filed under Community, Crime, News

In addition to updating a Memorandum of Understanding, University Police and Chico Police Department hope to collaborate more effectively to keep the Chico State community safe. At a recent open forum, violence and crime within Chico was addressed by students. One component of this concern is the Chico Police Dep...

Shots heard near West Fifth Avenue, Hartford Drive

Shots heard near West Fifth Avenue, Hartford Drive

December 14, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Found bike, 9:13 a.m., Hegan LaneReporting party said he was found a men’s yellow bike.Call type: Shots seen, 2:21 p.m., Forest StreetReporting person said he saw the subject was patrolled with a handgun on a bike path behind the address.Call type: Stolen bike, 8 p.m., East Sa...

Attempted robbery at Salvation Army

Attempted robbery at Salvation Army

December 14, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

A man attempted to rob the Salvation Army on Broadway Street on Dec. 3.Two Salvation Army Thrift Store employees were closing the store and leaving when they were confronted by a suspect inside the store.He was in possession of a knife and demanded money from the employees, according to a Chico Police Department...

Shooting at party leaves 1 injured

Shooting at party leaves 1 injured

December 13, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

A shooting occurred at North Cedar Street on Saturday night and left one man injured, according to a Chico Police Department press release. "I knew right away it was gunfire," said Chris Badger, senior civil engineering major and North Cedar resident. "I didn't see the shooter, but I heard about 20 s...

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