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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...

Domestic dispute leads to lockdown of two schools

Domestic dispute leads to lockdown of two schools

Tisha Cheney

January 25, 2018


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

A domestic disturbance took place in the 1200 Block of Notre Dame Boulevard at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. According to a press release, Michael Sterling, 32, left the scene on foot with a pistol in his possession. Due to the close proximity to Little Chico Creek Elementary and Marsh Junior High schools,...

Traffic collision in Oroville, one dead

Traffic collision in Oroville, one dead

Natalie Hanson

January 23, 2018


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

A vehicle driving through a red light struck another in an intersection in Oroville Sunday.According to a release Tuesday, a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling east on Las Plumas Ave at about 1:38 a.m. As the vehicle entered the intersection at Lower Wyandotte Road, it struck a Toyota Tacoma also entering ...

Chico Police confirm sting operations to arrest theft suspects

Chico Police confirm sting operations to arrest theft suspects

Alejandra Fraga

January 22, 2018


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

The Chico Police Department and Butte County Probation Department partnered for a theft prevention operation Friday.The sting operations will focus on subjects who are currently on probation for theft and burglary related crimes, or that are suspected contacts with possible criminals in the downtown ...

Marijuana use banned on campus

Marijuana use banned on campus

Natalie Hanson

January 21, 2018


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

Chico State announced its continued prohibition of marijuana on campus Thursday. In an email to the campus community, Milton Lang, Vice President of Student Affairs, stated that marijuana remains prohibited on all Chico State property and all university events. This prohibition will remain despite...

Man attempts to break into truck to charge cell phone

Man attempts to break into truck to charge cell phone

Josh Cozine

January 21, 2018


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

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious CircumstanceMonday 12:14 a.m., 00 Forest Creek Cir.Two couples called the police on each other, claiming theft.Call Type: ProwlerMonday 4:31 a.m., 2700 Monterey St.A man reported someone was yelling at his front door after he had caught him trying to break...

Man Found Squatting Failed To Register For Previous Offense

Man Found Squatting Failed To Register For Previous Offense

Latisha Cheney

January 20, 2018


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

A registered sex offender was found illegally squatting at the 1200 block of Nord Avenue Thursday.According to a press release, Allen Starr Brown, 55, will be facing numerous felony charges for failing to properly register prior to his release from prison and after relocating to a new jurisdiction, as well a...

Truck collides into Chico business

Truck collides into Chico business

Natalie Hanson

December 11, 2017


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

A vehicle caused a truck to drive through the wall of a local business Sunday. The incident occurred on West 9th Street at 4:28 p.m., according to Julia Yarbough, press information officer for the Chico Police Department. A Nissan Pathfinder was suspected of driving into a lane down Orange Street...

Dispute between man and woman becomes a traffic hazard

Dispute between man and woman becomes a traffic hazard

Natalie Hanson

December 11, 2017


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

University PoliceCall Type: GraffitiMonday 9:46 a.m., Langdon Engineering CenterA wooden bench was found in the courtyard area with graffiti using pink paint that contained offensive language.Call Type: Housing Issue/Maintenance/CalloutMonday 3:34 p.m., Mechoopda HallA window screen was found taken down...

Former Chico mayor arrested on DUI charge

Former Chico mayor arrested on DUI charge

Natalie Hanson

December 5, 2017


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

Mary Flynn, former mayor of Chico, was taken into custody for a possible DUI at the Safeway on Mangrove Avenue Sunday. The incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. Flynn has since been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to a report by the Chico Police Department. Flyn...

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