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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...

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...

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