The Orion

Armed robber suspect arrested after 11 hour standoff

Standoff between SWAT team members and Edward Walcott went long into the night till Walcott was force to leave his building  at 12:22 a.m. Photo credit: George Johnston

February 8, 2016

A suspect for armed robbery has been arrested early this morning after an 11 hour standoff with Chico Police. According to a police press release, a male suspect robbed a Money Saver market on Park Avenue at gunpoint around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. He fled to an apartment on Oakdale Street after his r...

Woman hit in head with wood

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 5, 2016

Chico Police Call type: Resist a Peace Officer, 10:02 a.m., 454 E. 4th St.Male subject "exposed himself" to someone on the street. He was taken into custody.Call type: Family Dispute, 1:37 p.m., 2165 Ceres Ave.Female hit in the back of the head with a 2X4. She was treated for minor injury.Call type: ...

Pot ban goes up in smoke

A dazed and confused ordinance proposal was stuck down at last Tuesday's city council meeting trying to ban the already illegal Marijuana Photo credit: Miles Huffman & George Johnston

February 4, 2016

The city of Chico will not take any action against marijuana. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Chico city attorney Vince Ewing proposed an ordinance regarding the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery services in Chico.The proposal, which was defeated, would have banne...

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