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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...

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 Sobrevi├▒as

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


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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...

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