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Student threatens shooting at school, removed from campus

Student threatens shooting at school, removed from campus

Alejandra Fraga

March 12, 2018


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University Police Call Type: Suspicious Subject Tuesday 4:11 p.m., WREC Two males were looking into the windows of the building and waving a cross around, causing a disturbance to the students and staff. Call Type: Complaint Tuesday 3:55 p.m., Acker Gym Four skateboarders o...

Longtime Chico High School teacher pleads guilty to molesting charges

Longtime Chico High School teacher pleads guilty to molesting charges

Natalie Hanson

March 8, 2018


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Halden "HB" Calvert, a former teacher at Chico High School, pled guilty to molesting a student last spring at a hearing Thursday.Calvert, 52, was arrested last fall after parents of the victim, a junior at the time, grew concerned that she was becoming suicidal and checked her diary and cell phone, ac...

Domestic abuser refused to leave victim’s home; arrest ended six-hour standoff

Domestic abuser refused to leave victim’s home; arrest ended six-hour standoff

Tisha Cheney

March 8, 2018


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A man left a mental facility and barricaded himself in his ex-wife's house in a standoff with police Wednesday. According to a press release, the Chico Police Department received an emergency call at 11:42 a.m. from a medical facility that claimed a patient David Arkos, 41, had left after making threats...

Police identify and arrest shooter following lengthy investigation

Police identify and arrest shooter following lengthy investigation

Josiah Nicholl

March 7, 2018


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A man police believe was connected to a vehicle shooting in Chico last month was arrested this week. Chico police stated that Draven Paul Brannon-Thompson, 21, was identified after an investigation into the cause of a shooting in February. The original shooting took place on Feb. 21 around 3:45 p.m....

Juvenile threatens violent action against school; police enforcing no-tolerance policy

Juvenile threatens violent action against school; police enforcing no-tolerance policy

Tisha Cheney

March 6, 2018


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According to Chico Police, a Chico High student spread threats that he was prepared to shoot up his school on Feb. 23.According to the incident report, students claimed the juvenile came to class stating "This is the day I'm going to shoot up the school." The juvenile was confronted by faculty, searched,...

Man arrested for fatal shooting in Oroville

Man arrested for fatal shooting in Oroville

Josiah Nicholl

March 5, 2018


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A man was caught and taken into custody Sunday for fatally shooting another man in Oroville this weekend.Oroville police first responded when they were dispatched to the Oroville Hospital at 2:45 a.m. Sunday after a call about a patient who had a gunshot wound to the head.The person who brought the patien...

Students to march for gun law reform, protest campus shootings

Students to march for gun law reform, protest campus shootings

Natalie Hanson

March 5, 2018


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In response to the recent mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a march in downtown Chico has been planned for next week on March 14. Students from Chico High School, Inspire School of Arts & Sciences, and Chico State plan to walk out of their classrooms and march from their campuses...

Juvenile threatens to shoot up school

Juvenile threatens to shoot up school

Tisha Cheney

March 5, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News, Police Blotter, Showcase

University Police Call Type: Graffiti Monday 5:24 a.m., Physical Science Building Someone scribbled in the women's restroom with purple marker. Call Type: Campus Stay away Order Monday 3:59 p.m., Kendall Hall A man was caught lighting fires in front of the building. Call...

Armed suspect at large after assaulting local business owner

Armed suspect at large after assaulting local business owner

Josiah Nicholl

March 1, 2018


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A man with a firearm is still on the run after attempting to rob Kindcare Pharmacy on Walnut St. Tuesday morning. According to police, the suspect walked into the pharmacy around 10 a.m. pretending to be a customer."He requested a certain type of controlled medication, and when he was told that the p...

University police in process of improving security on campus

University police in process of improving security on campus

Tisha Cheney

February 28, 2018


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Chief John Reid informed the campus community of upcoming improvements to security on Tuesday.Due to concerns of safety, there will be enhanced security reviews at the Physical Science building, Student Services Center and Meriam Library, according to a release from Reid.Access points will be limited ...

Woman to stand trial for DUI accident that left one dead

Woman to stand trial for DUI accident that left one dead

Josiah Nicholl

February 27, 2018


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A Chico resident is standing trial for multiple charges following an intoxicated driving accident that left one man dead on Sept. 9, 2017.Christine Rowe, 69, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 causing injury. All charges against R...

Intoxicated driver causes fatal crash north of Chico

Intoxicated driver causes fatal crash north of Chico

Josiah Nicholl

February 26, 2018


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An intoxicated driver killed a passenger of a freight-liner in a crash on Highway 99 early Saturday morning.According to the California Highway Patrol in Chico, the intoxicated driver, identified as 24-year-old Adnan Mubarak, was speeding northbound on Highway 99 around 5 a.m. Saturday. Mubarak attempted to pas...

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