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Cops call in backup for Chico Halloween

Cops call in backup for Chico Halloween

David Mcvicker

October 29, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

With Halloween fast approaching, University Police Department and Chico Police Department are preparing for an action-packed weekend.Chico police made 99 arrests from Thursday night to Sunday last year, 84 of which were alcohol-related, according to a previous Orion article. This year, officers are try...

Driver in creek crash faces criminal charges

Driver in creek crash faces criminal charges

Mozes Zarate

October 6, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

An arrest warrant is out for the driver involved in single car crash that that took the lives of two Chico State students. The Butte County district attorney's office filed criminal charges against 19-year-old Diego Arriaga Rodriguez Monday, said D.A. Mike Ramsey. Arriaga Rodriguez faces multiple cou...

Sexual assault, weapons arrests up

Sexual assault, weapons arrests up

David Mcvicker

October 1, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

The number of reported sexual assaults, an annual compilation weapons arrests and car thefts on or near the campus all went up in 2013, but the overall crime rate at Chico State fell for a second straight year. The university's Clery Report, an annual compilation of crime statistics required under...

Chico Fire douses couch burning string

Chico Fire douses couch burning string

Robert Engels

September 15, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Chico State students have a tradition of burning couches on the street which can be dangerous and considered a felony. A couch that caught on fire at a residence in the back of the Sigma Chi fraternity house off West Fourth and Ivy Streets damaged the exterior walls and nearly consumed the entire ...

Bouncer stabbed outside Riley’s

Bouncer stabbed outside Riley’s

Anna Sobreviñas

September 14, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

A Riley's bouncer was admitted to Enloe Medical Center Sunday night after he was stabbed outside the bar on the intersection of Fifth and Ivy streets. A confrontation between a suspect and the bouncer resulted in a stabbing around 9 p.m. "Apparently a friend got pushed out of the bar and then anoth...

Body identified as Chico State student

Body identified as Chico State student

September 10, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Marc Thompson, 25, has been identified as the body found in a burning car off the Oroville-Quincy highway Sept. 3, according to a Butte County Sheriff press release. The Butte County Sheriff's department is investigating the fire as a homicide. The burning vehicle was found around 7 p.m. off a rural...

Suspects arrested in fatal 7-11 stabbing

Suspects arrested in fatal 7-11 stabbing

Christine Lee

August 31, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Chico Police arrested two suspects in connection to a fatal stabbing incident in front of the 7-11 on Main Street early Sunday morning. The victim, a 44-year-old white male, suffered several stab wounds to his upper body and head, according to police. He was pronounced dead at Enloe Medical Ce...

Task force patrols Labor Day weekend

Task force patrols Labor Day weekend

Christine Lee

August 30, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Local agencies within Butte County will be teaming up to police heavy party areas in Chico and at the Sacramento river area in Hamilton City. The agencies are all signed under the "Avoid the 8" task force, a policing effort funded by the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway T...

Events to divert students from float

Events to divert students from float

Jovanna Garcia

August 28, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Chico State is holding free activities for students as alternatives to Labor Day drinking and floating this weekend. Wildcat Way Weekend starts Thursday and ends Monday. The University Housing and Food Service, Wildcat Recreation Center and Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center teamed up t...

Man changes plea in hit-and-run case

Man changes plea in hit-and-run case

Christine Lee

August 23, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

The man facing charges for the hit-and-run that resulted in the death of Chico State student Kristina Chesterman last fall changed his plea Wednesday morning. According to Mike Ramsey, the Butte County District Attorney, Hoover pleaded no contest to the felony counts Wednesday morning: Drivin...

Thefts, crime increase by jail releasees

Thefts, crime increase by jail releasees

Enrique Raymundo

May 4, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Butte County Jail is near capacity and it may be affecting the security of students’ belongings on university grounds. University Police see an increase in arrests of people released from jail and awaiting a court appearance for theft on or near the campus this school year, said University ...

Gang violence escalates in Chico

Gang violence escalates in Chico

Madison Holmes

April 24, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Austin Mckinsey had both of his hands up in surrender when a fist came out of nowhere and slammed into the right side of his face, cracking his eye socket in two places and caving in his cheekbone. The sophomore electrical engineering major was trying to break up a fight between three girls at a pa...

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