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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...

Fraud suspect leads police chase for hours in Chico neighborhood

Fraud suspect leads police chase for hours in Chico neighborhood

Jacqueline Morales

November 30, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A suspected thief led numerous police on a chase after possible fraud of credit cards at a Chico business Tuesday.The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. at the 600 block of Broadway Street when Andrew Gasway, 32, was suspected of using fraudulent credit and debit cards, according to a press release....

Man leaves gas station with gas nozzle attached to car

Man leaves gas station with gas nozzle attached to car

Luke Dennison

November 27, 2017


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

Chico Police Department Call Type: Suspicious ActivityMonday 11:10 a.m., University InnMan acting suspicious was told to leave.Call Type: Rape Tuesday 12:31 p.m., Pine Street and Liberty LaneVictim sent to hospital after reporting a rape.Call Type: VandalismTuesday 5:21 p.m., 1025 Nord Ave.Man drives ...

Chico Police identify victim of Cherry Street homicide

Chico Police identify victim of Cherry Street homicide

Luke Dennison

November 26, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Chico Police continue to search for a suspect and ask witnesses to come forward after a street homicide. On Nov. 9 police arrived at 1500 block of North Cherry Street to find the victim, David Bledsoe, 26, dead in his apartment. An autopsy confirmed a gunshot wound killed the victim, according to a ...

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