The Orion

Forum response to hateful language in Butte Hall

Forum response to hateful language in Butte Hall

Nate Rettinger and Trenton Taylor

April 16, 2019

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences held a forum for students and faculty alike to discuss frustrations and come up with solutions in response to an incident at Butte Hall late last week.The building was vandalized with graffiti that included hate speech. Students and faculty were encourage...

Home invasion and marijuana robbery, one suspect still at large

Home invasion and marijuana robbery, one suspect still at large

Gordy Papalias

March 26, 2019

Three out of four robbery suspects were arrested on Friday after Chico Police received a call reporting a home invasion at a home in the 500 block of West 11th St. When officers arrived at the home two people were inured and they stated that men armed with guns robbed them of their marijuana according...

Student hit another student with frying pan

Student hit another student with frying pan

Gordy Papalias

March 6, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: AssaultSunday March 3, 8:46 p.m., University VillageA student hit another student with a frying pan. Both parties were separated and no medical attention was neededCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday March 1, 3:42 a.m., Lassen HallA male in a black jacket riding a white bike was crawling through dumpsters yelling to himself.Call Type: AccidentThursday Feb. 28, 3:23 p.m., Parking Structure 1 on Cherry Street.Reporting party had damage to their car when they got back from class. No sign of ...

Man breaks all displays inside business

Man breaks all displays inside business

Alejandra Fraga

May 7, 2018

  Chico Police: Call type: Disturbance Monday, 5:41 a.m., 700 W 2nd Ave. Resident out of control was screaming outside near the sidewalk. Call Type: Disturbance Monday, 9:21 a.m., 1400 Nord Ave. Female at bus stop in front of complex was throwing things and looked like she was hitting...

Back to back violent crimes in Chico this week

Back to back violent crimes in Chico this week

Alejandra Fraga

February 22, 2018

Multiple violent crimes were reported in Chico in the span of four days. Alejandra Fraga can be reached at [email protected] or @alifragster on Twitter.      ...

Shopping cart was found without an entitled owner

Shopping cart was found without an entitled owner

Jacqueline Morales

September 11, 2017

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type:Child abuse reportMonday 11:45 a.m., Aburnum AvenueSubject reported her 6-year-old granddaughter being assaulted by her eight or nine-year-old step brother.Call Type:Suspicious SubjectMonday 11:55 a.m., 195 Humboldt Ave.Man was loitering by the parking lot and kept goin...

Chico State prepares students for Cinco de Mayo

Chico State prepares students for Cinco de Mayo

Daniel Wright

May 5, 2017

Chico State released an announcement to the student body urging safety for the holiday weekend. Chico PD indicated in the announcement that there would be no additional staffing or special event teams for the weekend. The announcement outlined three guideline students should use this weekend. · If ...

Chico PD bring in extra officers for Chavez weekend

Chico PD bring in extra officers for Chavez weekend

Daniel Wright

March 30, 2017

Chico Police Department will be having an additional 36 emergency responders of duty for Cesar Chavez weekend. Chico PD will be implementing several additional policies and procedures specifically for Cesar Chavez day. These policies will begin Thursday, March 30, and continue until Sunday, April...

Clowning around is risky business

Clowning around is risky business

Amanda Hovik

October 6, 2016

A Facebook post last night suggested a clown had been seen on East Avenue in Chico holding a knife.This “creepy clown” threat has been brought to Chico Police Department’s attention. According to their press release, almost every community in the country has been subjected to some s...

Chico shows its Pride

Chico shows its Pride

Kyla Linville

August 22, 2016

Stonewall Alliance Center presented the 26th annual Chico Pride Festival on Saturday with the theme “Let’s Go Together." About 100 vendors from different businesses, cultures and religions crowded together at Chico City Plaza downtown. The event featured live music, performances and guest sp...

Chico Police Department releases 2015 annual report

Chico Police Department releases 2015 annual report

Kayla Fitzgerald

April 30, 2016

Chico could be transforming into a safer area to live, and it might be due to the recent changes and actions of the Chico Police Department. The department released its annual report of 2015 that discusses the accomplishments of 2015, plans and goals for 2016, and many crime statistics.Among those accomplish...

Man stabbed in Chico parking lot

Man stabbed in Chico parking lot

Elizabeth Helmer

April 19, 2016

A man was stabbed in a parking lot early Sunday morning. According to a police press release, police received the call around 1:30 a.m. that the man was stabbed multiple times in the lot located east of Wall Street and south of Second Street.Police officers could not find any witnesses, nor could get a ...

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