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Student arrested on suspicion of selling drugs

Student arrested on suspicion of selling drugs

Brittany Mcclintock

March 5, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

A Chico State student was arrested on Friday after authorities, acting on a warrant, searched his university-run housing and found a variety of illegal drugs. The Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force and the University Police arrested 19-year-old Daniel Pell on suspicion of two charges of po...

Final 3 candidates for Chief of University Police announced

Final 3 candidates for Chief of University Police announced

Dylan Dewit

March 2, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Crime, News

Chico State announced in a restricted release today that it has selected its final three candidates for Chief of University Police.A search committee is currently in the process of replacing former University Police Chief Robyn Hearne, who announced her retirement last November. The finalists include Ca...

Update: Suspect in fatal stabbing case arrested after police chase

Update: Suspect in fatal stabbing case arrested after police chase

William Rein

February 26, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

The homicide suspect in a fatal knife attack last week was arrested after a multi-property spanning police chase in Glenn County on Tuesday morning. Last Thursday, Oroville resident Joel Eldridge was pronounced dead after an altercation on Mulberry Street with an unknown assailant. In the following week, Chico detect...

Man pronounced dead after stabbing

Brianne Mcevoy

February 23, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Oroville resident Joel Eldridge was stabbed and transported to Enloe Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead on Feb. 19. Just before 8 a.m. calls to 911 reported a fight on Mulberry Street, but when police arrived no one was at the scene. Police then received a phone call from a women who was taking Eldridge to the hospital.Police and medics met ...

Victim stabbed on Nord Avenue

Victim stabbed on Nord Avenue

Austin Redfern

February 8, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

A person was stabbed on Nord Avenue earlier tonight after an altercation. Chico Police Officer Scott Ruppel said that two subjects were involved in dispute by Star Liquor after which they made their way to 500 Nord Avenue where the situation escalated and one of the subjects was stabbed. The victim, who ...

Police accuse 2 of vandalism, making threats

Hannah Suzuki

February 2, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

Two Chico residents were arrested by the Chico Police Department on Friday for car vandalism and making threatening statements with graffiti. According to police, the two individuals smashed the window of a parked car on 800 Pomona Ave. They also made a threat on a wall next to the car doo...

Two men stabbed at party

Two men stabbed at party

Katherine Feaster

January 31, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

Two men were stabbed around midnight Friday night in Chico. It occurred at 6th and Cherry where a party was going on. The two stabbing victims Cory Hylton and his friend Justin Herrera, were visiting from out of town when they witnessed a man hit a woman in the face. The victims stepped in to he...

Police: Two men robbed grocery store on Park Avenue

David Mcvicker

January 30, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

Chico Police are searching for two men who robbed a local grocery store at gunpoint Thursday night. No customers were in the store at the time and the store clerk was injured in the robbery.Officers said two men entered the Money Saver Food Mart on 1631 Park Ave. wearing bandannas over their faces and po...

3 men arrested after Walgreens shooting

3 men arrested after Walgreens shooting

Brittany Mcclintock

January 28, 2015


Filed under Crime, News

The Chico Police arrested three people after a shooting behind Walgreens on Nord Avenue.Once police arrived on scene, a 911 call was made detailing that a man was spotted shooting a handgun at another man behind Walgreens, said Michael A Dunbaugh, Chief of Police.Police arrested three men that fit the descriptions that the witnes...

Phone scammers target Butte residents

Phone scammers target Butte residents

David Mcvicker

December 6, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Butte county district court officers warned residents Thursday about a scam involving Pacific Gas and Electric.District Attorney Mike Ramsey said in a news release that his office has received several complaints over that last few days about individuals calling customers of the power company and telling...

Alleged smash and grab at Kirk’s Jewelry

Alleged smash and grab at Kirk’s Jewelry

David Mcvicker

November 21, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Chico Police are seeking three men who allegedly robbed a jewelry store at gunpoint.Kirk's Jewelry, on the corner of Third and Salem streets, was robbed at around 10:49 a.m. Friday morning, according Chico Police Sergeant Scott Zuschin. There were no customers in the store and an estimated five empl...

Alleged armed robbery at Walgreens

Alleged armed robbery at Walgreens

Madison Holmes

November 9, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

A female suspect was in custody after allegedly robbing Walgreens on Nord Avenue at gunpoint on Sunday around 4:30 p.m.Chico Police Officer Damon Selland said the suspect fled the scene on foot after the robbery and discarded the weapon somewhere between Walgreens and the alley between Safeway and Columbu...

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