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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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