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Robbery near Chico State parking garage under investigation

Robbery near Chico State parking garage under investigation

Natalie Hanson

February 17, 2018


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

Police are seeking information about a robbery that occurred by the WREC center and a parking structure Saturday.The robbery occurred at about 12:30 a.m at the streets of West 2nd and Cherry, near a campus parking garage and the recreation center, according to a release from the University Police Ch...

Man charged with gang shooting wins reduced sentence

Man charged with gang shooting wins reduced sentence

Josh Cozine

February 17, 2018


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

A Chico man's nine-year sentence was reduced to five years of probation, after a judge decided he would not survive prison, this week.Eduardo Hurtado, 19, entered a plea bargain of no contest to charges of assault with a semi-automatic firearm in a shooting incident. The incident, reported by police...

Man dead in Biggs following hit-and-run

Man dead in Biggs following hit-and-run

Josiah Nicholl

February 12, 2018


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

The Oroville California Highway Patrol have confirmed that a man was killed in a hit-and-run in Biggs Saturday night.The fatal hit-and-run occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Riceton Highway, north of Afton Road, and was called in by a witness.According to Oroville police, the victim was identified by the ...

Woman reported for indecent exposure on Park Avenue

Woman reported for indecent exposure on Park Avenue

Josiah Nicholl

February 12, 2018


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

Chico Police Call Type: Deadly Weapon Monday, 4:18 p.m., East Ave/SB Highway 99 Offramp East A man was charged with a DUI and hit and run, along with a firearm assault with a deadly weapon. Call Type: Terrorism Monday, 4:58 p.m., 700 BLK W 2nd Ave A man was arrested for threate...

Preparing for a university shooting

Preparing for a university shooting

Grayson Boyer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The increase in university shootings has made preparedness for potential threats extremely important to college administrations, and Chico State is no different. According to Chico State's Director of Environmental Health and Safety Marvin Pratt, "One of our biggest challenges for this office is to...

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update Feb 10, 2018

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update Feb 10, 2018

February 11, 2018


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

  Alejandra Fraga and Natalie Hanson can be reached at [email protected] or @alifragster or @NatalieH_Orion on Twitter....

Texts stop possible mass shooting at casino

Texts stop possible mass shooting at casino

Josh Cozine

February 8, 2018


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

A possible mass shooting at Gold Country Casino was halted before it started due to threatening text messages Tuesday.According to a release from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), a call was received Tuesday from someone saying they were getting texts threatening a mass shooting and suici...

Fire in Chico leads to mobile home evacuations

Fire in Chico leads to mobile home evacuations

February 7, 2018


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

A fire broke out in a neighborhood in north Chico Tuesday.The fire, near several mobile residences, began just after 11 p.m. on 3200 Rockin M. Drive. Evacuations were ordered for residents at Troy Lane whose homes were at risk, according to a news release.It took about two hours for Chico's fire dep...

Woman reports assault in her own home

Woman reports assault in her own home

Tisha Cheney

February 3, 2018


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

University PoliceCall Type: Petty Theft-BikeMonday 7:27 a.m., Konkow HallBike parts were stolen from an unregistered bike.Call Type: RapeMonday 9:10 a.m., address unknownThe victim said the assault occurred on Jan. 26.Call Type: Suspicious SubjectTuesday 6:01 a.m., Laxson AuditoriumA bearded man holding...

Explosive structure fire sends man to hospital

Explosive structure fire sends man to hospital

Tisha Cheney

February 2, 2018


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

A man was hospitalized after an explosion set fire to a garage Wednesday.The incident took place on Dayton Road just after 1:30 p.m., according to the Chico Fire Department's incident report."The street garage just exploded," added the report.The fire was then fueled by oil, gas cans and other highly f...

Woman suspected of stealing from laundry room

Woman suspected of stealing from laundry room

Tisha Cheney

January 27, 2018


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

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious SubjectMonday 8:26 a.m., Student Services Center.A pacing man warned the public that "people are chasing him."Call Type: Directed PatrolMonday 7:00 p.m., Warner Street.A transient kicked in a fence to take a nap.Call Type: Transient CallTuesday 2:36 a.m., Parking...

Sting operations have lead to success within months, police say

Sting operations have lead to success within months, police say

Alejandra Fraga

January 25, 2018


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

With 11 felony arrests made in December of 2017, the Chico Police Department stated they conducted a second round of operations this month.This second operation resulted in six felony arrests. "Being back to back, this is actually a very successful operation and officers are able to look at the issue...

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