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3-vehicle accident leads to fatality

3-vehicle accident leads to fatality

Gordy Papalias

April 17, 2019

Chico Police Department responded to a three-car traffic collision that led to one fatality at Marigold and East Avenue on Saturday.A vehicle with a solo driver was traveling at a high speed eastbound on East Avenue and collided with another vehicle that was occupied by two subjects. The second vehicle was traveling northbound on Marigold Avenue at the time of the collision. The third vehicle was occupied by three people and sustained only minor damage.Three subjects were transported to a local hospital where one subject died from the collision, according to a Chico Police Department press release.The Chico Police Department Major Accident Inve...

Guns, Knives and Robbery

Guns, Knives and Robbery

Gordy Papalias

February 23, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Alcohol Related IssueSaturday Feb. 16, 1:26 a.m., Whitney HallFemale subject reported that she drank water given to her at a party, but it may not have been water. She started vomiting, but no medical attention was requestedCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday Feb. 15, 11:09 a.m., Wi...

Terrible Tuesday: sex crimes, assaults, and elevator malfunctions continue

Terrible Tuesday: sex crimes, assaults, and elevator malfunctions continue

Dan Christian

October 24, 2018

University Police Call Type: Elevator Malfunction Monday 3:06 p.m., Butte Hall Reporting parties advised they were stuck in elevator #3 on 2nd floor and are now out. Call Type: Elevator Malfunction Tuesday 5:19 a.m., Butte Hall Custodian advised elevator #3 was stuck on 2nd floor. Call Type: Sex Crime Tuesday 10:31...

Black bear runs, climbs and escapes from Chico Police

Black bear runs, climbs and escapes from Chico Police

Yaritza Ayon

September 9, 2018

A black bear was sighted in Chico on Sunday, a little after midnight. According to a press release from Chico Police, the black bear was spotted by a Chico citizen driving through Notre Dame Boulevard at Forest Avenue. The citizen saw the large black bear in the roadway of Lowe’s Home Improvement....

Police arrest felon armed with a stolen firearm

Police arrest felon armed with a stolen firearm

Josiah Nicholl

May 11, 2018

A previously convicted man in possession of drugs and a stolen firearm was arrested Wednesday evening. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, officers first responded to the incident at 4:21 p.m. after receiving calls about a suspect stealing merchandise from Safeway on West S...

Transient wanted by police for suspected child battery

Transient wanted by police for suspected child battery

Josiah Nicholl

May 9, 2018

Police are actively investigating a report that a transient grabbed a local boy by the arm Tuesday morning. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the incident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Laurel Street when a mother was walking her elementary-aged son to sc...

Chico Police investigating shooting of two mobile homes in Chico

Chico Police investigating shooting  of two mobile homes in Chico

Josiah Nicholl

May 7, 2018

Police responded to reports of a shooting at 370 East Lassen Avenue on Sunday around midnight.The Chico Police Department has confirmed that at the time of the incident, officers were already on the street responding to an unrelated call and were dispatched to the scene immediately. There was no suspec...

Man arrested in connection with previous shooting in Chico

Man arrested in connection with previous shooting in Chico

Josiah Nicholl

May 5, 2018

A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred last fall in Chico.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, witnesses say the shooting occurred after a fight broke out at a party on September 23, 2017, at 600 West 7th Street. The party ended following the alter...

Two armed robberies occur in downtown Chico within half an hour

Two armed robberies occur in downtown Chico within half an hour

Josiah Nicholl

April 23, 2018

Two armed robberies occurred in downtown Chico within 30 minutes of each other on Saturday night, according to the Chico Police Department.Officers were first dispatched at 1:10 am to the Bank of America parking lot, located on 400 Broadway St. after a victim reported that a Hispanic man put a semi-au...

School shooting posts deemed no threat by police

School shooting posts deemed no threat by police

Josiah Nicholl

April 9, 2018

The Chico Police Department has confirmed there is no threat to Chico High School after a picture on social media caused concern.The image, of a boy with a gun, began circulating on Snapchat and Facebook, which prompted fear from parents and students.The boy captioned the image with a variety of thr...

Man arrested for stealing car and leading police on a vehicle pursuit

Man arrested for stealing car and leading police on a vehicle pursuit

Josiah Nicholl

April 3, 2018

Butte County Sheriff deputies were led on a vehicle pursuit from the area of E. Lassen Ave. to Cohasset Road on Monday.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the incident occurred at about 2:35 p.m. Deputies pursued a black Honda sedan that had been reported stolen and was drivi...

Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

Josiah Nicholl

March 29, 2018

A homeless man was arrested Wednesday morning after he pushed a homeless woman off a balcony at the Jesus Center.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the initial report was that a woman had fallen. Police received a call around 3:50 a.m. requesting medical assistance at 1297 P...

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