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A map of some reported incidents over Chicoween 2019. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Chicoween 2019: See crime reported over the holiday

Natalie Hanson // November 2, 2019

Our breaking news team spent two nights watching crime over Halloween here in Chico. Check out this map and our online coverage to see where some of these incidents occurred: There...

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Cesar Chavez weekend sees ramped up crime rate

Gordy Papalias // April 2, 2019

Caesar Chavez weekend is supposed to be a time to celebrate the life of Chavez and what he has done for Latino American Civil Rights, but many people choose to celebrate the weekend with extended partying...

Im blessed, Im blessed, Im blessed, the arrested man responded to his neighbor as he was helped into the back seat of the cop car. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Chico Police report arrests for various offenses during Cesar Chavez weekend

Josiah Nicholl // April 2, 2018

During a weekend of celebration of Cesar Chavez Day beginning last Thursday, police announced that they made a total of 36 arrests in Chico. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department,...

Fewer arrests made during St. Patricks Day weekend, police say

Fewer arrests made during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, police say

Natalie Hanson // March 20, 2018

Chico police reported fewer arrests overall, during the holiday celebration of St. Patrick's Day this past weekend, in comparison to previous years.According to a release from the Chico Police Department,...

Resident discovers bullet in closet after man shoots at window of home

Resident discovers bullet in closet after man shoots at window of home

Danielle Cortes // February 19, 2018

University Police Call Type: Vandalism Monday 6:50 p.m., Hazel Lot Damaged property was reported. Call Type: Petty Theft Tuesday 2:03 p.m., Whitney Hall Dormitory Misdemeanor charged...

Woman reported for indecent exposure on Park Avenue

Woman reported for indecent exposure on Park Avenue

Josiah Nicholl // February 12, 2018

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...

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Woman suspected of stealing from laundry room

Tisha Cheney // January 27, 2018

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...

Former Chico Mayor and councilwoman arrested Sunday. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Former Chico mayor arrested on DUI charge

Natalie Hanson // December 5, 2017

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...

Fall 2016 Welcome Week crime rates as reported by the Chico Police Department Photo credit: Kyla Linville

54 arrests within 66 hours

Kayla Fitzgerald and Kyla Linville // August 28, 2016

Chico Police Department received 1,372 calls in the closing days of "Welcome Week." The first full weekend back to school prompts many students to go out, party and have fun.Within the 66 hours between...

“Digger,” a local homeless man, sits with his cat, Spot, across from 7/11. Photo credit: Emily Teague

City Council passes new sit-lie ordinance

Kindra Robinson // September 21, 2015

  City Council passed a new ordinance on Sept. 15 that instills harsher punishments for individuals found sleeping, camping or other obstructive behavior in public places throughout Chico. The...

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