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Empty Chico leads officers to discover stolen vehicle

Empty Chico leads officers to discover stolen vehicle

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

A Chico Police Officer completed a routine registration check on a green Honda Civic traveling eastbound on West 9th Street where the vehicle was discovered to be stolen on April 4, at approximately 11:54 p.m., according to a news release by CPD. Due to the recent shelter-in-place order from Governo...

K9 discovers meth in vehicle stop

Ricardo Castrejon mugshot pictured and K9 Aron pictured. Photo provided by Chico PD. Photo credit: Angelina Mendez

Angelina Mendez

November 12, 2019

K9 Aron was awarded a second scoop of dog food for dinner after finding discovering methamphetamine paraphernalia in a vehicle in a conducted vehicle stop.On Nov. 9 at 1:50 a.m., a vehicle stop was conducted in the area of Esplanade and East Lassen Avenue by Chico Police K9 Officer David Martin and Offic...

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle on Lassen Avenue

The road under the overpass on East Lassen Avenue was blocked off by police tape. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Jessie Imhoff

September 27, 2019

A pedestrian was struck by a transport van on East Lassen Avenue early Friday morning, leaving the area under the overpass blocked off by police. https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1177630551135539201 Officer Travis Johnsen and the collision investigation team responded to the scene. According to Johnsen, the van was traveling we...

Video: The Orion Newscast Dec. 12

The Orion. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Natalie Hanson and Christian Solis

December 12, 2018

Debate competitions, the Glorious Sounds of the Season concert, basketball wins, and fire preparation workshops - check out what happened last week on The Orion's newscast for Dec. 12.The Glorious Sounds of the Season concertWildcat of the Week McKenna Barker Basketball wins of the weekend Chico State professor d...

Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing

Kendall Hall was taped off and closed on Tuesday as police investigated the area where a deceased body was found. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

October 30, 2018

Kendall Hall was taped off and closed Tuesday morning after a deceased body was found on campus.On Monday night, police discovered a body on campus in the area around Kendall Hall. The building was closed to the campus on Tuesday until 11 a.m. and the area around the building was taped off for most ...

Fire in Chapmantown destroys two sheds, no injuries

Firefighters responded to an alley fire in Chapmantown Saturday afternoon. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

September 15, 2018

A fire broke out in Chapmantown around 3:10 p.m. on Saturday. CAL Fire responded to the fire when it started in an alley on Guill Street near Virginia Street. Two sheds and one fence were burned. According to CAL Fire, at 4:20 p.m. units reported they had been able to quickly put out the fire by...

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