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Bike theft continues to be a problem at Chico State

Bike theft continues to be a problem at Chico State

Ruby Larson

April 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Walking to class and seeing bikes tires and seats is a common occurrence for Chico State students. “(Bikes and parts are) easily disposed of,” said University Police Chief John Reid. “They’re sold kind of on the black market for pennies on the dollar and so they transfer ownership pretty quickly.” Duri...

Concerned neighbor places citizen’s arrest at gunpoint

Concerned neighbor places citizen’s arrest at gunpoint

Josh Cozine

April 21, 2018


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

Chico Police Call Type: Assault with Deadly Weapon Monday, 6:30 a.m., corner of Downing and 1st ave A man threw his bike at another man and was arrested. Call type: Burglary Monday, 2:16 p.m., 100 block Parmac Road A gun and two guitars which in valued totaled over $10,000 were stolen from ...

Naked drunk woman hides in bushes

Naked drunk woman hides in bushes

Kindra Robinson

October 4, 2015


Filed under Police Blotter

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 ...

Chico Police make arrest using bait bike program

Chico Police make arrest using bait bike program

Carlos Islas

October 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Chico Police Department’s bait bike program led to an arrest of a transient around Bidwell Park on Sept. 30. The transient arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft of a bicycle that was valued at $1,500 was identified as Garret Brashears, 30, of Chico. The arrest was mad...

Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

Suzy Leamon

September 26, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

Council member Randall Stone has proposed a plan to ban ghost riding in Chico.Ghost riding is when someone is riding a bicycle while also steering another next to them.The city ban would make it easier for police to stop someone who is ghost riding and have them verify ownership of the bicycle.In Ca...

Hungry drunk threatens to break down doors

Hungry drunk threatens to break down doors

Kindra Robinson

September 20, 2015


Filed under Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Drunk in Public 2:09 a.m., West Ninth StreetA man claimed that employees at a local store refused to sell him alcohol and then threatened to hit him with a stick. Despite claiming not to be intoxicated, police dispatchers determined the man was likely drunk.Call Type: Suspi...

Bare-chested man detained on Ivy Street

Bare-chested man detained on Ivy Street

Ernesto Rivera

April 14, 2014


Filed under News

University Police detained and handcuffed a shirtless man on the 200 block of Ivy Street. He was accused by a Chico State student of stealing her bike. Around 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jennifer Barker, a exercise physiology graduate student, was reporting her bike stolen at the University Police Department when she saw the unknown, s...

News | The Rise in Bike Theft

October 2, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Video

Chico State continues to be a prime target for bike thieves this semester. About 30 bikes have been reported stolen to university police since the start of the fall semester, said Lt. Corinne Beck. You can read more here: https://theorion.com/bike-thefts-continue-to-threaten-chico-state-cyclists/ Videographer...

Bike thefts continue on campus

Bill Hall

October 1, 2013


Filed under News

Chico State continues to be a prime target for bike thieves this semester. About 30 bikes have been reported stolen to university police since the start of the fall semester, said Lt. Corinne Beck. Thieves are targeting various bike racks across campus, but there has been a concentration of thefts near the residence halls...

Mountain biking: Edging theft

Mountain biking: Edging theft

Nicholas Woodard

September 29, 2013


Filed under News, Sports

Mountain biking takes determination. Determination to make it through that tough trail. And sometimes, determination to sprint down the middle of the street after the thief of your beloved mountain bike. These are two vastly different examples, but they both portray themes of determination and resilience. These themes are especially true for Chico’s m...

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