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Chico Police arrest man on false charges of attempted child assault

Chico Police arrest man on false charges of attempted child assault

Josh Cozine

April 13, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A man who matched the description of a suspect in an attempted child assault case reported on Sunday evening was found and arrested Wednesday, before being released when the report was found to be false. The series of events leading up to the arrest and release of the suspect, whose name will not be releas...

Police report string of incidents in 12-hour-period

Police report string of incidents in 12-hour-period

Josiah Nicholl

April 11, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Police announced Tuesday that a string of crimes took place in the space of less than 24 hours in Chico. According to a release from Chico Police, from Sunday night through Monday morning a police pursuit, a stolen vehicle, and an assault with a deadly weapon occurred.The first incident occurred on S...

School shooting posts deemed no threat by police

School shooting posts deemed no threat by police

Josiah Nicholl

April 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

The Chico Police Department has confirmed there is no threat to Chico High School after a picture on social media caused concern.The image, of a boy with a gun, began circulating on Snapchat and Facebook, which prompted fear from parents and students.The boy captioned the image with a variety of thr...

Woman runs into intersection, causes disturbance by screaming at cars

Woman runs into intersection, causes disturbance by screaming at cars

Alejandra Fraga

April 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Police Blotter, Showcase

University Police Call Type: Vandalism Monday 7:58 a.m., Langdon Engineering Building Outer doors appeared to be damaged, visible damage to door. Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Monday 10:47 a.m., Aymer Jay Hamilton Hall Male sitting in parking lot was lighting leaves on fire. ...

Woman shot while using Lyft service

Woman shot while using Lyft service

Josh Cozine

April 7, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A woman was shot early Saturday morning while in the back of a Lyft outside of townhouses on 500 block of Pomona Ave in Chico. According to the Lyft driver, Robert Archer, “It was your typical weekend Chico call until (the shot).” He said he picked up a male and female couple, whose name...

Man threatens K-mart employees with BB gun, steals jewelry

Man threatens K-mart employees with BB gun, steals jewelry

Alejandra Fraga

April 3, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A man shoplifted approximately $12,000 worth of jewelry at the K-mart located on Pillsbury Road on Monday around 5:18p.m.According to a Chico Police Department press release, the K-mart employees confronted the suspect when he then suddenly waved out what seemed to be a handgun.The suspect fled the store, ...

Man arrested for stealing car and leading police on a vehicle pursuit

Man arrested for stealing car and leading police on a vehicle pursuit

Josiah Nicholl

April 3, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

Butte County Sheriff deputies were led on a vehicle pursuit from the area of E. Lassen Ave. to Cohasset Road on Monday.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the incident occurred at about 2:35 p.m. Deputies pursued a black Honda sedan that had been reported stolen and was drivi...

Chico Police report arrests for various offenses during Cesar Chavez weekend

Chico Police report arrests for various offenses during Cesar Chavez weekend

Josiah Nicholl

April 2, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

During a weekend of celebration of Cesar Chavez Day beginning last Thursday, police announced that they made a total of 36 arrests in Chico. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, this year's Cesar Chavez celebration was busier than last year's, due to the warm weather and...

Four vehicles stolen in one night, same neighborhood

Four vehicles stolen in one night, same neighborhood

Alejandra Fraga

April 2, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Property- Lost/Found/Recovered Monday 1:41 a.m., Aymer Jay Hamilton Hall Television with broken screen found in hallway outside of room. Call Type: Directed Patrol Monday 7:50 a.m., Tehama Hall Male found sleeping in the doorway with bike, was blocking acce...

Bomb squad called after routine DUI reported

Bomb squad called after routine DUI reported

Josh Cozine

March 30, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

Erratic driving was reported by CALFire personnel Thursday night, prompting California Highway Patrol to respond, and ultimately, the bomb squad.The call “was placed around 6:30 p.m.” said CHP Sergent Robert Boyer.According to Boyer, by the time CHP arrived, the reporting CALFire personne...

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update March 30

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update March 30

Natalie Hanson

March 30, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Video

 The week's wrap up broadcast of breaking news reports in the Butte County area, from March 26-30. Natalie Hanson, Christian Solis and Josh Cozine can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

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