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Suspects arrested after assaulting bicyclist in One Mile

Suspects arrested after assaulting  bicyclist in One Mile

Michelle Zhu

April 6, 2016

Two men were arrested for assaulting and robbing a bicyclist Tuesday evening in South One Mile Recreation Area.At 6 p.m. the bicyclist was followed by a vehicle, which proceeded to honk behind him. The bicyclist waved for them to pass, but this resulted in a verbal exchange.The suspects then exited the ...

Man shot in leg by Highway 32

Man shot in leg by Highway 32

George Johnston

March 14, 2016

On March 2. a man was shot in the leg near west Chico by Highway 32. According to a press release, around 9 p.m. a 23-year-old man was walking on Highway 32 and East Avenue when he was confronted by two individuals . An altercation ensured and the man was shot in the leg. The gun shot victim was rushe...

Chico police rethink city ordinance and homeless resources

Chico police rethink city ordinance and homeless resources

Michelle Zhu

March 2, 2016

The Chico Police Department may be able to establish more trust and resources among the homeless community. The Chico City Council and the the Chico Police Department are considering installing a 24-hour downtown public restroom, as well as expanding the Offenses Against Public Property Ordinance.  With the number of deceased persons and crimes in the homeles...

Long road to safety on bike path

Long road to safety on bike path

Eric Mcguire

February 29, 2016

The city of Chico and Chico State have joined forces to tackle the crime problem on the bike path that runs between the railroad tracks and campus. Although they have formed a united front, there are a number of financial, logistical and even cultural obstacles to overcome. On Feb. 16, Chico City Council unanimously passed the motion to install a sur...

Armed robber suspect arrested after 11 hour standoff

Armed robber suspect arrested after 11 hour standoff

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 held at gunpoint in her car by her boyfriend’s ex

Woman held at gunpoint in her car by her boyfriend’s ex

December 6, 2015

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Stolen Vehicle, 2:42 p.m., West Sacramento AvenueCaller left vehicle parked in Lot B near Esken Hall over break and it is now gone.Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Refusing to Leave, 7:09 a.m., Starbucks on Broadway StreetSubject was stealing condiments from the condiment bar and refused to leave.Call Type: Ass...

Animal bites plague several people

Animal bites plague several people

December 3, 2015

Chico Police Department Call Type: Subject, 5:44 a.m., Mangrove Avenue A man was acting crazy and refusing to leave a nearby diner. After finally getting him to leave the restaurant, he began kicking and screaming at the front door. Call Type: Animal Bite, 9:25 a.m., Fifth Street A ...

Man exposes himself, yells at drivers and runs into traffic

Man exposes himself, yells at drivers and runs into traffic

Brandon Eiges

October 10, 2015

Chico Police Department Call Type: Suspicious Subject 6:55 a.m., Robailey Drive A female ran up to a school bus yelling that someone was chasing her. After the bus left, the woman was seen hiding in a bush. The cousin of the woman was called because she got a message from a passerby saying she saw th...

Chico cops shouldn’t come with cameras

Megan Mann

November 14, 2014

Is it just me, or is the whole idea of the Chico Police Department making its officers wear body cameras in an effort to decrease police brutality a really bad one?For starters, officers will be wearing these cameras at all times, and all the information recorded will be accessible online by the genera...

Police gear up for Halloween night

Amanda Irons

November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween Wildcats! You know what that means. Tonight and into the weekend, Chico will be hosting countless out-of-towners for ghoulish fun deep into the early morning. To counter this lavish celebration, the university has cracked down on students by encouraging professors to implement Fr...

Lack of funding for police puts students in jeopardy

Lack of funding for police puts students in jeopardy

September 11, 2013

As today’s front-page package suggests, a lack of investment in our city’s police force is putting students — and every other Chico resident — in danger. There are 64 officers from the Chico Police Department currently patrolling the streets. The last time we had that many officers, the city was home ...

The thinning blue line

Jessie Severin

September 10, 2013

Crime is increasing in Chico, and the number of police officers available to fight it is at a decade-long low. City officials, police officers and former public safety officials are all calling the lack of sworn police officers an ongoing problem compounded by the city’s recent cuts to funding...

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