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Cops call in backup for Chico Halloween

Cops call in backup for Chico Halloween

David Mcvicker

October 29, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

With Halloween fast approaching, University Police Department and Chico Police Department are preparing for an action-packed weekend.Chico police made 99 arrests from Thursday night to Sunday last year, 84 of which were alcohol-related, according to a previous Orion article. This year, officers are try...

Body cameras to increase public trust

Body cameras to increase public trust

Robert Engels

October 27, 2014


Filed under News

The Chico Police Department is debating on whether its officers should wear a video cameras as an effective tool in policing efforts.In the wake of police brutality issues in the U.S. and an incident caught on video involving Butte County Sheriff's Deputy Sam Burnett kicking a man in the head who was kneeling, th...

Naked man running on train tracks by Nord Avenue

Naked man running on train tracks by Nord Avenue

David Mcvicker

October 25, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentWednesday, 6:17 a.m.: Disturbance on Helen's Donuts on Main Street. "Male subject inside the business. He ate a donut and now cannot pay and is yelling. Subject has a pocket knife in his hand but he did not threaten reporting party with it."Wednesday, 8:08 a.m.: Disturbance on W...

Woman assaulted at Bell Memorial Union

Woman assaulted at Bell Memorial Union

Anna Sobreviñas

October 15, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Thursday, 8:56 a.m.: Suspicious subject at Head Start Preschool. “Transient subject walked into preschool office, suspect asked if there were surveillance cameras and stated he was supposed to go to jail.” Thursday, 3:20 p.m.: Fraud at Tri Counties Bank. “Responding party su...

‘Klan’ of four males urinate on vehicle

‘Klan’ of four males urinate on vehicle

David Mcvicker

October 11, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentWednesday, 3:30 p.m.: Weapon in public on Broadway Street. "Man walking around with a 'cutlass' - some type of sword swinging it around and yelling 'DIE.' Reporting party walked into Colliers to get away from suspect."Wednesday, 9:08 p.m.: Disturbance on Plaza Way. "Female whom i...

Woman pointed with gun outside the Bear

Anna Sobreviñas

October 7, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Illustration by Liz CoffeeChico Police Department: Friday, 11:56 a.m.: Petty theft at American Inn on The Esplanade. “Responding party states she saw ‘Stuart’ take her wallet and hide it two days ago. States she had $1,000 in her account, now she has $200.” Friday, 12:53 p.m.: Transient problem at the City Munic...

Medical aid for allergic reaction

Daisy Dardon

October 2, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Illustration by Liz CoffeeUniversity Police:Tuesday, 6:54 a.m.: Suspicious subject on Warner Street. "Reporting party state suspicious subject wearing black hoodie, black long shirts, red boxers and a back pack riding a bike through his garbage and then looked into his vehicle but did not attempt to e...

Suspected minors walk out of gas station with alcohol

Anna Sobreviñas

October 2, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department: Sunday, 12:32 a.m.: Suspicious circumstance at AMPM gas station on Esplanade. “Responding party said female went into location and purchased alcohol. Responding party said he overheard subjects say they had a test tomorrow at Chico High. That is how he knows they are m...

Skateboard stolen at Sutter Dining Hall

Anna Sobreviñas

September 23, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

University Police Department:Sunday, 6:00 a.m.: Presentation to campus community at Campus Core. "Sorority with machetes will be on campus taking group photos."Sunday, 3:49 p.m.: Petty theft at A Lot on West Sacramento Avenue and Warner Street. "Lost/stolen rear license plate 7BFG863 on her black 2013 Nis...

Neighbors harass and urinate in car window

Neighbors harass and urinate in car window

David Mcvicker

September 20, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentWednesday, 7:06 a.m.: Graffiti on Pomona Avenue. “Front door in red spray paint, ‘Drop it bitch or we’ll be back.”Wednesday, 3:11 p.m.: Drunk in public on Mangrove Avenue. “Female who has been drinking is stumbling in the street and ‘grabbing he...

Man points machete in roommate’s faces

Man points machete in roommate’s faces

David Mcvicker

September 13, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Wednesday, 6:02 a.m.: Suspicious Subject on Normal Avenue. "Reporting party woke up and daughter's ex-boyfriend is sleeping in her daughter's bedroom. Daughter is not there and subject is not supposed to be there. Reporting party believes subject has been drinking and he is a violent drunk. Subject knows ...

Council approves grant for increased surveillance

Council approves grant for increased surveillance

Lana Goddu

September 10, 2014


Filed under News

Chico City Council unanimously approved a grant to increase alcohol-related driving patrols for the next calendar year. According to the Chico Police Department, the grant will provide $129,000 for more education and enforcement in alcohol-related driving offenses including:Presentations to civic and school groupsDUI checkpoi...

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