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Car crash victim identified as Chico State student

Car crash victim identified as Chico State student

Dylan Dewit

March 30, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

Chico State student Nickolas Klein died Saturday night after being struck by an SUV near the intersection of West Seventh and Hazel streets. Klein was crossing Seventh Street northbound when he was hit by a Chevy TrailBlazer headed east, according to police reports. The SUV then hit two parked...

Shooting on Nord Avenue

Shooting on Nord Avenue

Brittany Mcclintock

March 27, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

According to a press release, Chico Police Department received phone calls around midnight on Friday that gunshots were heard on 700 Nord Ave. When police arrived to the scene, they didn't find any disturbances at the location. They called a local business owner to see if his cameras picked up any...

City reaches tentative agreement with police union to raise pay

City reaches tentative agreement with police union to raise pay

Michael Mcclurg

March 23, 2015


Filed under Crime, News

A tentative agreement between the city and the Chico Police Officers Association aims to increase police pay, lower crime and increase long-term savings. The Chico Police Department currently ranks 12th among 15 local cities for police pay, according to a city report. The new union contract w...

Rose Avenue homicide suspect arrested, victim identified

Rose Avenue homicide suspect arrested, victim identified

Courtney Weaver

March 20, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

According to a Butte County Sheriff’s Office press release, on March 18, 49-year-old Christopher Warren Swihart was arrested at a local attorney’s office by Butte County detectives for the alleged murder of a Chico woman. On the morning of March 16, a resident on Rose Avenue was leaving for ...

Two Chico residents arrested for alleged armed robbery at Subway

Two Chico residents arrested for alleged armed robbery at Subway

Austin Redfern

March 12, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

The Subway restaurant on West Sacramento Avenue was robbed by a man at gunpoint. The subject has been identified as Christian Short, a Chico State student, and has since been arrested and transported to Butte County Jail. According to a press release, the Chico Police Department received a not...

Hundreds of students gather for rally against violence

Hundreds of students gather for rally against violence

Dylan Dewit

March 12, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Chico State students took to the streets Wednesday night to demonstrate in response to recent violence in the community. The group converged at the free speech area of campus and marched through town to City Plaza. Political science students Taylor Johnson, Charlie Curtis and James Proffer organized th...

Student assaulted on Ivy Street

Student assaulted on Ivy Street

Courtney Weaver

March 10, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

According to a press release sent out by Chico State, Saturday before 2 a.m., Chico State student, Raelynn Vincent, was walking from her boyfriend's home when she was physically assaulted near Third and Ivy Streets. The suspect, a male driving a dark red Volkswagen Passat with a Florida license pl...

7 fires put out at Upper Bidwell, alleged arson

7 fires put out at Upper Bidwell, alleged arson

Hannah Suzuki

March 9, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

On Sunday afternoon 21-year-old Joey Valderrama and was detained for alleged arson. According to Steve Harrison, division chief of Chico Fire Department, seven fires were set near Division Dam at Upper Bidwell Park on Sunday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m., firefighters responded to the smal...

Victim of shooting identified as Chico State student

Victim of shooting identified as Chico State student

Madison Holmes

March 8, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

(Story updated and photo added) Travis Powell, a 22-year-old Chico State junior, was shot and killed at a house party on West Seventh and Oak streets early Saturday morning, according to a press release from the Chico Police Department. Powell was attending the party when a fight broke out and spilled out into the streets. The ...

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...

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