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Police report string of incidents in 12-hour-period

Police report string of incidents in 12-hour-period

Josiah Nicholl

April 11, 2018

Police announced Tuesday that a string of crimes took place in the space of less than 24 hours in Chico. According to a release from Chico Police, from Sunday night through Monday morning a police pursuit, a stolen vehicle, and an assault with a deadly weapon occurred.The first incident occurred on S...

Orland woman suspected of assaulting, threatening mother

Orland woman suspected of assaulting, threatening mother

Josiah Nicholl

March 26, 2018

Police reported Monday they are currently searching for a woman suspected of assaulting her mother and burglarizing her home. In a release, the Orland Police Department reported that they were dispatched to an Orland home around 7 p.m. Friday, after Desirae Shoumounejad, 22, was reported for breaking...

Police conducting manhunt for suspects in assault, stabbing incident

Police conducting manhunt for suspects in assault, stabbing incident

Natalie Hanson

February 20, 2018

Two suspects are at large after a man was found stabbed and bleeding in North Chico Monday night. The third stabbing reported in Chico since Friday, the incident was reported on the 600 block of Manzanita and Ellene Avenue at 10:33 p.m. The victim, a 62-year-old man, had been stabbed several times and...

Police officer assaulted by DUI suspect

Police officer assaulted by DUI suspect

Josiah Nicholl

February 19, 2018

A DUI suspect, identified as Drew Thomas-Del Grande, was taken into custody Sunday night after assaulting a police officer.According to a news release, the Chico Police first received a call about Grande Sunday night at 7:50 p.m., after he crashed his vehicle into a tree in front of the caller's reside...

Group of women encounter assault in Downtown Chico

The Chico Police Department commends the women for using smart tactics during the encounter. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Jacqueline Morales

October 19, 2017

A man pulled out a knife at a group of ladies in Downtown Chico Tuesday midnight. The incident happened on East 4th Street near the City of Chico Council Chambers. A group of ladies walking down the street towards their vehicles after leaving work were approached by Michael Bures, 31, who according t...

Woman assaulted and robbed near campus

A woman was beaten and robbed near Highway 32 on Monday near 7th and Walnut Street. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

October 15, 2017

Chico Police are investigating the assault and robbery of a woman in the area of West 7th and Walnut Streets Monday.According to the Chico Police Department, the 20-year-old victim was assaulted by a male suspect while walking near Highway 32 at about 5:45 p.m. The unidentified man allegedly pulled her into a nea...

Men caught masturbating behind Baskin Robbins

Illustration by Liz Coffee

Jafet Serrato

March 26, 2017

Chico Police Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Sunday, 4:28 p.m., 141 W. 5th St. The reporting party said that another woman approached her and asked for $5. When the woman refused to give her the money, she came at her. Call Type: Assault/Battery Sunday, 7:27 p.m., 1460 Humboldt Rd. ...

Clown spotted at Pleasant Valley High School

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 6, 2016

University Police Department:Call type: Petty TheftTuesday, 8:26 p.m., Physical Science BuildingBike stolen from in front of building, two calls made regarding theft.Call type: Suspicious ActivityTuesday, 5:37 a.m., Langdon Engineering CenterSuspicious activity was reported in front of building.Chico Police Depar...

Naked drunk woman hides in bushes

Illustration by Miles Huffman Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Kindra Robinson

October 4, 2015

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Drunk in Public, 3:31 a.m., Neal Dow AvenueA man called police about a naked female in his backyard. She left but returned and hid in nearby bushes.Call Type: Refusing to Leave, 7:59 p.m., Notre Dame BoulevardThe manager of McDonald's reported a man parked in a handicap ...

Woman has dumbbell thrown at her by husband’s female house guest

Illustration by Miles Huffman Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Brandon Eiges

October 2, 2015

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Aggressive Animal 6:22 a.m., Orange StreetA dog ran into a warehouse and was barking and growling at employees throughout the facility. Doors of the warehouse were opened but dog refused to leave. The black, long-haired chihuahua was finally removed from the business.C...

Man had his penis out and was walking near health clinic

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Katherine Feaster

April 7, 2015

University Police Department Call Type: Elevator Malfunction Monday, 8:17 a.m., Glenn Hall “Subject was stuck in the elevator due to power outage. Subject got out.” Call Type: Petty Theft Monday, 7:07 p.m., Sutter Hall “Reporting party left long board outside of Sutter dining for...

Student assaulted on Ivy Street

The man who assaulted Vincent was driving a red vehicle with Florida plates. Photo credit: Whitney Urmann

Courtney Weaver

March 10, 2015

According to a press release sent out by Chico State, Saturday before 2 a.m., Chico State student, Raelynn Vincent, was walking from her boyfriend's home when she was physically assaulted near Third and Ivy Streets. The suspect, a male driving a dark red Volkswagen Passat with a Florida license pl...

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