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Multiple stabbings have Chico Police on high alert

Multiple stabbings have Chico Police on high alert

Gordy Papalias

March 7, 2019

Chico Police have responded to three stabbings that happened within 24 hours. Police suspect that two of the incidents involve the same person at the same apartment complex.The first stabbing happened at approximately 9:19 p.m. on Monday within the 2700 block of White Ave. In this case the victim tried...

Student hit another student with frying pan

Student hit another student with frying pan

Gordy Papalias

March 6, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: AssaultSunday March 3, 8:46 p.m., University VillageA student hit another student with a frying pan. Both parties were separated and no medical attention was neededCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday March 1, 3:42 a.m., Lassen HallA male in a black jacket riding a white bike was crawling through dumpsters yelling to himself.Call Type: AccidentThursday Feb. 28, 3:23 p.m., Parking Structure 1 on Cherry Street.Reporting party had damage to their car when they got back from class. No sign of ...

Police respond to rumors of man on campus asking suspicious questions

Police respond to rumors of man on campus asking suspicious questions

Kendall George

March 4, 2019

Updates: Earlier, it was reported that the Chico Police Department responded Monday morning to the rumors of a suspicious subject being on campus. It was actually the University Police Department who responded. There has also been a confirmation that the suspect was not on campus Monday morning according...

Guns, Knives and Robbery

Guns, Knives and Robbery

Gordy Papalias

February 23, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Alcohol Related IssueSaturday Feb. 16, 1:26 a.m., Whitney HallFemale subject reported that she drank water given to her at a party, but it may not have been water. She started vomiting, but no medical attention was requestedCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday Feb. 15, 11:09 a.m., Wi...

Police chase results in arrest of one of Butte County’s most notorious criminals

Police chase results in arrest of one of Butte County’s most notorious criminals

Gordy Papalias

February 12, 2019

Chico police officers engaged in a car chase of suspect Brian Matthew Loo on Sunday, which started in the Kohl’s parking lot. Undercover officers showed up to the parking lot to contact a man who was responsible for breaking into a Chico resident's vehicle and stealing the contents inside. Officers identifie...

Man lets evacuee stay for the night, woke up to car missing

Man lets evacuee stay for the night, woke up to car missing

Yaritza Ayon

December 12, 2018

Chico Police Call Type: ThreatsMonday 6:21 p.m., 200 Vail DriveReporting party states ex-boyfriend made a threat was going to kill her. Subject confronted reporting party as she left Kmart the night before.Call Type: Stolen Vehicle Wednesday 7:42 a.m., 00 Glenshire LaneReporting party allowed an evacuee to s...

Police chase vehicle through northern Chico, fights and thefts abound

Police chase vehicle through northern Chico, fights and thefts abound

Dan Christian

December 5, 2018

University PoliceCall Type: Vandalism Tuesday 11:58 a.m., Parking Structure 1 Reporting party stated their tire had been slashed. When officers arrived they discovered that the reporting party had a flat tire and was advised to call road assistance. Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Wednesday 9:11 a.m., Butte Hal...

Felonies, kerfuffles, and toilet troubles

Felonies, kerfuffles, and toilet troubles

Dan Christian

December 2, 2018

Editor's note: Due to a special print edition covering only the Camp Fire, and subsequent cancelling of all classes, the blotter was released online only and covers the previous weeks (Nov. 17 to Nov. 25)University Police Call Type: Sex Crime Wednesday Nov. 21, 11:08 a.m., West 5th Street A rape reportedly occurred at Alp...

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Dan Christian

November 7, 2018

The Devil whispered in her ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.”Today she whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”– UnknownIn the early hours of October 30, 2018, Linda Blacksten, 55, passed away just outside the south entrance to Kenda...

Indecent exposure and sex crimes, battery and fights

Indecent exposure and sex crimes, battery and fights

Dan Christian

November 7, 2018

University Police Call Type: Sex Crime Tuesday 1:31 p.m., Sutter Hall Reporting party stated their niece had been raped 2 days prior and knows the suspect. Call Type: Battery Tuesday 5:07 p.m., West Legion Avenue A heavy set woman in a violet shirt reportedly struck a student at the front desk. Reporting p...

Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing

Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing

Natalie Hanson

October 30, 2018

Kendall Hall was taped off and closed Tuesday morning after a deceased body was found on campus.On Monday night, police discovered a body on campus in the area around Kendall Hall. The building was closed to the campus on Tuesday until 11 a.m. and the area around the building was taped off for most ...

Suspicious subjects and circumstances, continued thefts and assault

Suspicious subjects and circumstances,  continued thefts and assault

Dan Christian

September 26, 2018

University Police Call Type: Suspicious Person Thursday 9:37 a.m., Bell Memorial Union Subject was harassing reporting party after he didn’t want to sign petition.Call Type: Theft Thursday 2:52 p.m., West 1st Avenue A laptop was reported stolen from the Physical Science building. The laptop was ...

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