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Chico Resident Dies in a Public Right of Way

Chico Resident Dies in a Public Right of Way

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // April 1, 2020

On Mar. 28th, at approximately 12:36 p.m., Chico Police Officers and medics responded to a report of an unconscious female who was not breathing near the dumpster at the Speedway Gas at 2501 Notre Dame...

Police Blotter: Landscaper arrested on multiple firearm-related charges

Police Blotter: Landscaper arrested on multiple firearm-related charges

Ricardo Tovar // December 5, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Not Aggravated Assault Monday, Nov. 25th, 2:53 a.m., 1700 Block of Sheridan Ave. A 23-year-old man was arrested for not aggravated battery to his spouse and for causing...

Police Blotter: Three burglaries in the past week have been stopped

Police Blotter: Three burglaries in the past week have been stopped

Ricardo Tovar // November 19, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Unaggravated Battery Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 3:17 a.m., 2700 Block East Eaton Rd. A 43-year-old man was arrested for not aggravated battery to his spouse and for causing non-aggravated...

Railroad north of W. 1st Street where a pedestrian was hit by a train on Saturday at around 9:40 p.m. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Former student struck, killed by train

Ricardo Tovar // September 16, 2019

Former student Reed Pickus has been killed by a train passing through Chico. The Chico Police department responded to a call Saturday at 9:40 p.m. from a conductor of a Union Pacific Train saying that...

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

Ricardo Tovar // September 9, 2019

Chico Police Call Type: Possession of fake ID Thursday, August 29, 11:32 p.m., W. 4th St/Hazel St 18-year-old student arrested for trying to use a fake identification card. Was fined $3,000...

The apartment complex near the 1000 block of cColumbus Ave. in Chico, where Morales was arrested last week. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Student charged with sexual assault, burglary

Ricardo Tovar and Natalie Hanson // September 3, 2019

A student charged with molestation and burglary is currently booked in the Butte County jail. Chico State administrators have been hesitant to provide information about this student, who is an employee...

Butte Hall was vandalized with hate speech last week. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

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...

A robbery first occurred at the 500 block of West 11th St. before a turning into a car chase down East Avenue. Photo credit: Gordy Papalias

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...

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:...

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...

Timeline of back to back violent crimes reported in Chico, CA, Feb 16-19. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

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.      

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

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...

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