The Orion

Downtown Starbucks burglarized by man armed with taser

The outside of the downtown Starbucks

Kimberly Morales

January 30, 2020

On Wednesday at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Starbucks at the intersection of Broadway and E 3rd St. in Downtown Chico reported to officers that a subject had shoplifted and then pulled a taser on an employee before escaping. The store noted that the subject had stolen a sandwich and when confronted...

Man resists arrest at ampm store

34-year-old Jeremy Underwood. Photo provided by CPD. Photo credit: Angelina Mendez

Angelina Mendez

December 3, 2019

On Saturday afternoon, Chico Police Department officers were dispatched to the ampm store located on Esplanade. The police addressed a report that an AG Security Officer was involved in a physical fight with the subject that took place on the property. The subject was identified as 34-year-old Jeremy Underwoo...

Three arrested, charged with juvenile sexual assault, child pornography

(From left to right) David Hamilton, 22, Vincent Balderas, 23, and Chesley Klein, 27. Images from Chico Police.

Kimberly Morales

September 19, 2019

Three Chico residents are in custody after being charged on suspicion of sexual assault on a minor and possession of child pornography.David Hamilton, 22, of Chico was arrested Aug, 27th as a suspect of a sexual assault of a minor under the age of 10, according to a news release issued by Chico Police De...

Multiple stabbings have Chico Police on high alert

A knife found near one of the stabbing locations

Gordy Papalias

March 7, 2019

Chico Police have responded to three stabbings that happened within 24 hours. Police suspect that two of the incidents involve the same person at the same apartment complex.The first stabbing happened at approximately 9:19 p.m. on Monday within the 2700 block of White Ave. In this case the victim tried...

Chico High catches burglary on camera, leading to arrest

Michael Coley broke into a copy room and classes close to the main office of Chico High School. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

September 13, 2018

Michael Coley, was arrested for stealing thousands of dollars worth of tech from Chico High School, after six days on the lam. Coley allegedly snuck in to an open copy room and stole approximately $2,500 worth of Chromebooks and other items from adjacent classrooms, according to Assistant Principal B...

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

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...

Man reported for exposing a firearm on Highway 99

The man waving the firearm was arrested for outstanding felony and misdemeanor. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Christian Solis

October 26, 2017

A man was reported for waving a firearm while driving on Highway 99 Wednesday.The reporting male was able to provide an accurate vehicle description and license plate number to the Chico Police Dispatch which was then reported to the California Highway Patrol and to the Chico Police Department, according to a...

Undeclared or confused about your major? It gets better

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

William Rein

April 9, 2016

I came to Chico State as a criminal justice major. That’s right, America, another white guy ready to join the ranks of the police. It’s a particularly controversial time to be affiliated with law enforcement, but I think I speak for all the declarees here when I say our first aim is to he...

Armed robber flees on bike

Illustration by Miles Huffman Photo credit: Miles Huffman

December 6, 2015

A Chico man was robbed at gunpoint near Panama Avenue and The Esplanade on Nov. 29. Police received a call about a possible armed robbery and a victim who was bleeding from a laceration on his head, according to a Chico police press release.Justin Martinez informed police that a suspect approached him and tried to take his backpack before pulling out a ...

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